Lessons from the 2020 Presidential Election

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
2:00pm— 3:30pm
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Washington, DC 20242
United States
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Professor Kermit Roosevelt - Moderated by Mark F. Lindsay

Co-Hosted by - Wharton Club of National Capital Region, Wharton Club of Philadelphia,  Penn Club of DC & Penn Law Alumni

Join us and welcome Kermit Roosevelt, Professor of Constitutional Law, as he will be discussing 
what the 2020 Presidential Election has taught us and how the Constitution interacts with the party system to allow minority control.

The event will be moderated by Mark F. Lindsay, part of President Obama’s Transition Team and President Clinton’s White House Assistant to the President for the Office of Management and Administration.

Kermit Roosevelt is a professor of constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a writer of fiction and nonfiction. He frequently serves as a media expert and keynote speaker on issues concerning national security, the Supreme Court, civil rights, and US presidential history.

His works is in a diverse range of fields, focusing on constitutional law and conflict of laws. He has published scholarly books in both fields. Conflict of Laws (Foundation Press, 2010) offers an accessible analytical overview of conflicts. The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions (Yale, 2006) sets out standards by which citizens can determine whether the Supreme Court is abusing its authority to interpret the Constitution. He has published articles in the Virginia Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Columbia Law Review, among others. He is also the author of two novels, In the Shadow of the Law (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005) and Allegiance (Regan Arts, 2015). In 2014, he was selected by the American Law Institute as the Reporter for the Third Restatement of Conflict of Laws.

Mark Lindsey (Wharton Advanced Management Program 2003) is the director of the health care and pharmaceutical practice area at The Livingston Group. He’s an expert in government relations, communications and private sector management. He served on President Obama’s Transition Team and in President Clinton’s White House as Assistant to the President for the Office of Management and Administration. His areas of responsibility included the White House Military Office, which managed Air Force One; The White House Communications Agency; the Medical Unit and Camp David; running the White House Operations; and the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Administration, which was responsible for finance, information systems, human resources, legal/appropriations and security.

Mr. Lindsay was also the operational lead for the White House’s 2001 transition preparation and execution.

Mr. Lindsay holds a graduate degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota; a Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law; a master’s degree in international Affairs from Georgetown University; and a graduate degree from the Advanced Management program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

When: Tues,. January 19
Time: 2:00pm Eastern
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10.00

1 hour presentation followed by 30 of networking. 
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