The Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to announce the third annual seminar for college teachers and advanced doctoral students, a program associated with the Institute for Constitutional Studies. This year the topic for discussion will be "The Modern American Presidency and Its Constitutional Transformation." The seminar will be led by William E. Leuchtenburg of the University of North Carolina and Richard Pious of Barnard College of Columbia University.
Professor Leuchtenburg is the author of, among many other books, "In the Shadow of F.D.R." and "The Supreme Court Reborn." Professor Pious is the author of several works on the chief executive, including "The Presidency."
The seminar will focus broadly on constitutional issues regarding the transformation of the American presidency from Franklin D. Roosevelt through William Jefferson Clinton. Seminar leaders will guide discussion around assigned readings, topics of the participants' interest, will share their own research, and will organize guest lectures and other activities that will take advantage of the unique riches of the Washington area for research on these subjects. They will also advise the participants regarding archival research and use of other primary resources.
Participants will be required to identify their topics of research interests in advance and provide a short bibliography of reading materials for other seminar members to read. Each regular meeting will concentrate on one of these research topics. Times outside the scheduled meetings will be reserved for special events as well as for individual consultation with the seminar leaders. Participants will be expected, as a result of the seminar, to produce a draft of some significant part of their projects.
The seminar will meet in Washington, D.C., for three weeks, June 11-29, 2001, and daily sessions will be held at Opperman House, the new headquarters building of the Supreme Court Historical Society, near the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. Participants may be housed in near-by university residence halls or make other arrangements.
Enrollment will be limited to fifteen participants, each of whom will be awarded a stipend adequate to cover costs of travel, room, and board.
Applicants for the seminar should send a copy of their c.v., a brief description (three to five pages) of the research project to be pursued in the seminar, and a short statement of how this seminar will be useful to them in their research, teaching, or professional development.
Materials may be sent either by regular mail or electronically. Hard copy should be sent to Professor Melvin I. Urofsky, Center for Public Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284-3061, while electronic files should go to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due no later than 15 March 2001, and successful applicants will be notified in early April.
For further information, contact Melvin Urofsky by phone, 804-828-4387, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Melvin I. Urofsky
Director, Doctoral Program in Public Policy & Administration
Virginia Commonwealth University
919 West Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3061
Tel: (804) 828-4387
Fax: (804) 828-6838
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