Marc Landy, professor of political science at Boston College, will give a talk titled “Taking Federalism Seriously” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17 in Rehm Library at the College of the Holy Cross. His lecture, which is sponsored by the political science department, is part of the College’s observance of Constitution Day and the freedoms it allows. It is free and open to the public.
Landy is a professor of political science and academic chair of the Irish Institute at Boston College. He teaches courses on American political development, the American presidency and American federalism. The co-author of numerous books, including “The Environmental Protection Agency From Nixon to Clinton: Asking the Wrong Questions” (1994), “Presidential Greatness” (2000), and “American Politics: The Enduring Conflict” (2003), he has also published several articles and co-authored the Rockefeller Institute Report “Who’s in Charge? Who Should Be? — The Role of the Federal Government in Megadisasters: Based on Lessons from Hurricane Katrina” (2009). A regular contributor to Cognoscenti, WBUR’s online opinion page, he recent published a piece titled “The Ryan Choice: Now a Real Debate.”
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