(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Which figures and organizations actually set the tone for American foreign policy? Do Congress and the executive still enjoy their constitutional powers, or has the authority of Madisonian institutions of government been eclipsed by the national security state?
The Center for the Study of Statesmanship, in conjunction with the John Quincy Adams Society, hosted a panel discussion entitled “America’s Double Government: The Hidden Agenda of the National Security State” on November 29, 2017.
Featured scholars included:
- Andrew Bacevich, a prominent author of several books on the American over-reliance on military intervention and professor emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University and a Visiting Senior Fellow at CSS.
- Michael Glennon, author of National Security and Double Government and professor of international law at Tufts University.
- Louis Fisher, who has served as a Senior Specialist in Separation of Powers at the Library of Congress and is a Visiting Senior Fellow at CSS.
The event ran from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Keane Auditorium in McGivney Hall on the campus of the Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC.
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