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Transparency Talks: Louis Fisher (10/20)

October 15, 2009

On October 20th at 5:30pm, Dr. Louis Fisher, Specialist in Constitutional Law at the Law Library of the Library of Congress, will join us in Alexandria for the first in a series of “Transparency Talks” discussions addressing the role of transparency in governments and markets. Dr. Fisher is the author of 19 books , including The Constitution and 9/11: Recurring Threats to America’s Freedoms (2008), In the Name of National Security: Unchecked Presidential Power and the Reynolds Case (2006), Presidential War Power (2d ed. 2004), American Constitutional Law (with Katy J. Harriger, 8th ed. 2009), Constitutional Conflicts between Congress and the Presidency (5th ed. 2005), and Political Dynamics of Constitutional Law (with Neal Devins, 4th ed. 2006).

Dr. Fisher will discuss the role of secrecy in presidential power and his recent testimony before the Crime Subcommittee of the House Committee on the Judiciary on the “The Executive Accountability Act of 2009” (testimony available here: http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Fisher090727.pdf.)

Time: Reception – 5:00-5:30, Discussion – 5:30-6:30

Location: 1021 Prince Street, 2nd Floor Common Area

Coffee and donuts will be served prior to the discussion.

We will link by Polycom to Thomas Conner House in Blacksburg.

The Transparency Talks series is being coordinated by SPIA faculty members Matt Dull (CPAP) and Giselle Datz (GIA) to explore the dimensions of transparency as a reform imperative across a range of governmental and market settings. To learn more about the series – or to receive updates about future Transparency Talks, email: mdull@vt.edu.

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