Constitutional law author Adler to speak at NIC


David Adler, from the Idaho Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, will give a free talk on “The Presidency and the Constitution” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the North Idaho College Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room.

Adler, who is the current director of the Sun Valley Institute, will examine the controversies surrounding the development and exercise of the constitutional powers and responsibilities of the commander in chief, the power to make war, and the authority to conduct foreign policy.

“The exercise of presidential power in modern times, particularly in the area of foreign policy, has triggered a heated debate within the corridors of power and throughout the nation on the constitutional powers of the presidency,” Adler said.   

Adler’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion with History and Political Science instructors from NIC. Each panelist will speak for five minutes, followed by a question and answer session.

A political science professor at Idaho State University for 25 years, Adler has lectured internationally on the U.S. Constitution and is a former president of the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association. He is also a former journalist who has written more than 100 scholarly articles on the Constitution and the presidency and has published four books. Adler earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.

The event is sponsored by the NIC Molstead Library along with the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division.  

Information: NIC Library Director George McAlister, (208) 769-3393 or

Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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