November 12, 2021

8:45 am - 2:30 pm, Eastern Time

ACS Syracuse – Executive Authoritarianism Symposium

Dineen Hall, Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom, Syracuse, NY

This summer, Stanford University Press published a new book written by Professor David Driesen. The book, "The Specter of Dictatorship: Judicial Enabling of Presidential Power," investigates the chief executive's role and looks to countries in democratic decline to challenge recent Supreme Court decisions that have expanded presidential power.

The Syracuse University College of Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society will join the Syracuse Law Review and the Federalist Society in celebrating this scholarly accomplishment with a special Symposium on Friday, November 12, 2021.

The Symposium will be held in person at Dineen Hall, in the Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom.

Panelists include: Jed Shugerman (Fordham University School of Law), Jennifer Mascott (Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University), Noah Rosenbloom (New York University Law School), Julian Mortenson (University of Michigan Law School), Tom Keck (Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University), Heidi Kitrosser (University of Minnesota Law School), Andrea Katz (Washington University School of Law in St. Louis), Cern Tecimer (Harvard Law School), and Robert Tsai (Boston University Law School).

Moderators include: Kristen Barnes (Syracuse University College of Law), Mark P. Nevitt (Syracuse University College of Law), and C. Cora True-Frost (Syracuse University College of Law).

Dean Craig M. Boise (Syracuse University College of Law) and Professor David Driesen (Syracuse University College of Law) will offer opening remarks, to be followed by three panels: The Unitary Executive, Autocracy, and American History; The Supreme Court's Embrace of Executive Power; and Reforming Presidentialism: Comparative and Domestic Perspectives.

To view the full program and register for the event, please visit