On October 1, 2021, the Gray Center hosted a conference to mark the twentieth anniversary of Elena Kagan’s published article on “Presidential Administration,” where authors and scholars discussed and presented seven new working papers and two new books on this important and timely concept, during a series of panel discussions.

The second panel looked at Kagan’s landmark piece, “Presidential Administration,” after 20 years and its impact. It included a discussion featuring Columbia Law School’s Ashraf Ahmed, University of Minnesota’s Kristin Hickman, and Rutgers Law School’s Kathryn Kovacs, which was moderated by the Gray Center’s Co-Executive Director Adam White.

Ashraf Ahmed’s working paper, co-authored with Columbia Law School’s Lev Menand, and New York University School of Law’s Noah Rosenblum, is available here: https://administrativestate.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2021/09/Ahmed-Menand-Rosenblum-The-Tragedy-of-Presidential-Administration.pdf

Kathryn Kovacs’s working paper is available here: https://administrativestate.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2021/09/Kovacs-From-Presidential-Administration-to-Bureaucratic-Dictatorship.pdf

This episode features Ashraf Ahmed, Kristin E. Hickman, Kathryn E. Kovacs, and Adam White.

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