In the spirit of the recent presidential candidate debates, DePaul Professor Alberto Coll and University of Chicago Professor William Howell will sound off on the powers and limitations of the president as commander-in-chief, head of state and chief executive. WBEZ’s Alison Cuddy will moderate the public debate, which will be held on November 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Hermann Hall Auditorium, 3241 South Federal Street, Chicago.
Professor Coll serves as director of the European and Latin American Legal Studies Program and the International Law LL.M. Program at DePaul. He is a frequent lecturer on American foreign policy, U.S. relations with Cuba and Latin America, and international legal and political issues. He is author of The Wisdom of Statecraft and editor of several other books on international relations and law. Prior to joining DePaul, he served as chairman of the strategic research department at the U.S. Naval War College. He formerly served as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense at the U.S. Department of Defense and as consultant to numerous defense and intelligence organizations.
Professor William Howell is the Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, and is the author of Power without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action.