On October 1, 2021, the Gray Center hosted a conference to mark the twentieth anniversary of Elena Kagan’s landmark 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 first panel was introduced by Gray Center Co-Executive Director Adam White and The Ohio State University’s John W. Bricker Professor of Law, Christopher Walker, and it focused on presidential administration and political polarization. It included a discussion featuring The George Washington University Law School’s Richard Pierce, Jr., Michael Rappaport of the University of San Diego School of Law’s Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, and Vanderbilt University Law School’s Kevin Stack, which was moderated by the Center for Strategic and International Studies’s Melanie Marlowe.

Michael Rappaport’s working paper, co-authored with Northwestern University’s John O. McGinnis, is available at: https://administrativestate.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2021/09/McGinnis-Rappaport-Presidential-Polarization.pdf

Kevin Stack’s working paper is available at: https://administrativestate.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2021/09/Stack-Partisan-Administration.pdf

This episode features Melanie M. Marlowe, Richard J. Pierce Jr., Michael B. Rappaport, Kevin M. Stack, Christopher J. Walker, and Adam White.

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