U.S. presidency expert keynote Quest speaker

Robert SpitzerThe keynote address for Quest on Wednesday, April 19, will be “The Bush Presidency and Its View of Executive Power” by Dr. Robert J. Spitzer, distinguished service professor of political science at SUNY Cortland and an expert on the American presidency.

He will speak at 11 a.m. in the Hewitt Union ballroom.

Quest is SUNY Oswego’s annual daylong symposium dedicated to the scholarly and creative pursuits of professors and students. More than 175 brief presentations are scheduled this year, many concurrently.

Dr. Bruce Altschuler, professor and chair of political science at Oswego, called Spitzer “one of the country’s leading scholars of the presidency.” Altschuler added, “His 10 books and more than 200 articles and papers include influential work on issues such as gun control, the president’s veto power, the right to life movement and a variety of major constitutional issues.”

Spitzer has testified before Congress on several occasions, appeared on the major network news programs and talk shows and been interviewed by major English-language news services, newspapers and magazines. He is familiar to Central New York television audiences as a panelist on the weekly news analysis program “The Ivory Tower Half-Hour” Friday evenings on WCNY.

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(Posted: Apr 05, 2006)