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RMU Symposium To Consider the Power of the Presidency

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pittsburgh, Oct. 20, 2014 – Robert Morris University will host “A Symposium on Executive Power” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, featuring an examination of the power of the American presidency by several scholars and journalists.
The event is sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences at RMU and will feature a keynote address by David Shribman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Other speakers are Jay Cost, staff writer for The Weekly Standard; Justin DePlato, assistant professor of political science at Robert Morris University; Jules Lobel, the Bessie McKee Wathour Endowed Chair at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and president of the Center for Constitutional Rights; and Sharece Thrower, assistant professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.

The event gets underway at 11 a.m. and takes place in the Sewall Center at RMU’s Moon Township campus. For a complete schedule go to To RSVP for the luncheon and keynote address, email The lunch costs $5 but is free for students. The rest of the symposium is free and open to the public.


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