What are the limits of power in our government? And how has the relationship between the Constitution, Congress and the presidency changed over time, especially in the 21st century?

WIPPS and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters will present a panel of experts who will address:

  • Why presidents sometimes issue executive orders that fundamentally change public policy, while other times appear completely impotent to political action
  • Where the limits of institutional power are considered unsettled
  • If presidents have used executive orders more often to get around Congress
  • The limits of institutional power when it comes to recent issues – such as travel bans, national historical sites, environmental regulations, transgender service members in the military, DACA and other current issues

The panel includes: Dr. Eric Kasper, Constitutional expert, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at UW-Eau Claire

Dr. Karen Hoffman, Presidential expert, visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of the Les Aspin Center for Government at Marquette University

Dr. Barry Burden, Congressional expert, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Elections Research Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Moderated by John Laabs, former president of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

Monday, November 13

  • 7 p.m.
  • UW Center for Civic Engagement
  • 625 Stewart Avenue
  • Wausau, WI
  • FREE and open to the public
  • For more information, call 715-261-6368, email or visit our website. Keep up with WIPPS on Facebook.
  • The Public Issues Series is made possible through the support of Dean Dietrich and Kevin Hermening, two Wausau businessmen who are committed to open and nonpartisan dialogue.
  • Sponsors are WIPPS (Wisconsin Institute of Public Policy and Service and Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters