The U.S. Presidency: Looking Forward

Join us for this episode of Reasonably Speaking where top scholars in U.S. presidency and political science discuss the history of the U.S. presidency and its future "post–Trump." ALI President David F. Levi is joined by David M. Kennedy, Terry M. Moe, Jack Landman Goldsmith, and Daphna Renan.   



A transcript of the full episode is available here. Please excuse typos due to inaudible passages or transcription errors.


Jack Landman Goldsmith III on C-SPAN

On the C-SPAN Networks: Jack Landman Goldsmith III is a Professor for the Harvard Law School with several videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; his first appearance was a 2000 Forum as a Professor for the University of Chicago Law School. 

After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency by Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith

Lawfare Institute (August 31, 2020)

The American Presidency: An Historical Primer - (presentation that accompanies the episode)

David M. Kennedy (2021)

Oxford History of the United States (13 books)

The Oxford History of the United States is an ongoing multi-volume narrative history of the United States published by Oxford University Press and edited by David M. Kennedy.

Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy by William G. Howell and Terry M. Moe

University of Chicago Press (August 5, 2020)

Mazars, Vance and the President’s Two Bodies

Daphna Renan, Lawfare (July 22, 2020)

Presidential Norms and Article II

Renan, Daphna, Presidential Norms and Article II (February 1, 2018). Harvard Law Review (June 2018), Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 18-16. Available at SSRN.

The Law Presidents Make

Renan, Daphna, The Law Presidents Make (April 6, 2017). Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 17-10. Available at SSRN. 

The President’s Two Bodies

Renan, Daphna, The President's Two Bodies (December 17, 2019). Columbia Law Review (June 2020), Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 20-01. Available at SSRN.