Dion was featured speaker at Indiana We The People Summer Institute

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017

Robert Dion, University of Evansville chair of the Department of Law, Politics, and Society, was a featured speaker at the Indiana We The People Summer Institute held at Indiana University in Bloomington from July 9-13. 

The event, sponsored by the Indiana Bar Foundation with funding from the Indiana General Assembly, brought together high school and middle school government teachers from Indiana and neighboring states for intensive training on the U.S. Constitution and how it affects modern politics. 

Professor Dion gave a three hour presentation examining how and why presidential powers have expanded since the American Founding, along with a critical look at how the system of checks and balances has responded to this expansion. 

Other speakers included John Kaminski, director of the Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin, David Adler, president of the Alturas Institute, and Robert Leming, national director of the We The People program of the Center for Civic Education.

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