february, 2021

10feb7:00 pm8:00 pmGale Norton: Federalism & Democracy

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James Madison said The Constitution wasn’t a national or federal framework of laws, “but a composition of both.” In the 21st century, how is that balance maintained? What about in national emergencies, like a war, in an economic crisis—or a pandemic? And when are populist demands a strain on the separation of powers?

Former Colorado attorney general and George W. Bush Administration Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton describes how federalism—the operation of the distinct branches unique to American government—makes up our ideas about democracy.


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm