New York Times journalist to speak on presidential power

September 12, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Charlie Savage, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist from the New York Times, will speak on “Watch The Throne: The Promises and Perils of Covering Presidential Power,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Foster Auditorium (102 Paterno Library). His talk is free and open to the public.

He is the second speaker in The McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s Media and Deliberation series. Savage is the author of the award-winning book "Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy."

The McCourtney Institute for Democracy in Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, promotes rigorous scholarship and practical innovations to advance the democratic process in the United States and abroad. The institute examines the interplay of deliberative, electoral and institutional dynamics. It recognizes that effective deliberation among citizens has the potential to reshape both the character of public opinion and the dynamics of electoral politics, particularly in states and local communities. Likewise, political agendas and institutional processes can shape the ways people frame and discuss issues. The institute pursues this mission, in part, through supporting the work of the Center for Democratic Deliberation (CDD) and the Center for American Political Responsiveness (CAPR).

The next speaker in the Media and Deliberation series will be Suzanne Mettler of Cornell University on “School’s Out: Polarization, Higher Education, and the Demise of the American Dream,” on Nov. 6.

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  • Charlie Savage, New York Times

    Charlie Savage is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist from the New York Times.

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