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Watergate 40 Years Later


How Congress Confronted a Constitutional Crisis, and Lessons for Today's Situation

Wed, September 17, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
100 Washington Sq East
NYU Silver Center, Hemmerdinger Hall

The news headlines are stark: over a decade of American combat in Asia; gridlock in Washington; Members of Congress lashing out at an imperial presidency; talk of impeachment!

But the year is not 2014 — it is 1974, when Richard Nixon leaves the White House in disgrace.

How did the Constitutional process provide solutions for this crisis at the heart of American democracy? And what lessons can 1974 hold for solving the dysfunctions in Washington today?

Join former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, a member of the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate, former Nixon Presidential Library Director Tim Naftali, and NYU historian Marilyn Young for a panel discussion on tackling constitutional crises and testing the balance of powers between the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more »

NYU students volunteering at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

NYU students volunteering at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

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