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Amherst Today Program

The American Presidency Today
with Tom Dumm, William H. Hastie ’25 Professor of Political Science

March 1-2, 2012 at Amherst College

SCHEDULE

General Information

Thursday, March 1, 2012

8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Check in and pick up packets
Smith House, 22 Hitchcock Road
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visit Open Classes
View open classes here.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch
Tickets will be in your packet
Valentine Dining Hall
3 p.m. Check-in at Converse opens
Lobby, Converse Hall
3:30 – 5 p.m.

Welcome Remarks
Tom Dumm, William H. Hastie '25 Professor of Political Science

Obama’s First Term
Tom Dumm, William H. Hastie '25 Professor of Political Science
Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall

5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

The Nomination and Congressional/Presidential Deadlock
Congressman Tom Davis ’71 (R, Virginia) retired.
Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall

6:45 p.m.

Cocktails and Dinner
Lewis-Sebring Commons, Valentine Hall

8:30 p.m.

Screening of The War Room (Optional)
A documentary on the 1992 Clinton campaign.
Keefe Campus Center Theater

Friday, March 2, 2012

7:30 a.m.  Breakfast
Tickets will be in  your packet
Weiller Wing, Valentine Dining Hall
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Comparative Presidencies: Gorbachev, Putin, Obama
William C. Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science
Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall

11:15 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

The President and Foreign Policy
N. Gordon Levin, Dwight Morrow Professor of History, and Pavel Machala, professor of political science
Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall

12:45 – 3 p.m.

Lunch and concluding discussion
Tom Dumm, William H. Hastie ’25 Professor of Political Science
Please wear your nametag
Samuel Fowler Room, Lord Jeffery Inn