Time9:00AM5:00PM EST Location1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20036
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Emergency Powers in the Trump Era and Beyond

The term “emergency powers” conjures images of crackdowns and rights abuses by authoritarian regimes. But emergency powers are also a standard feature of modern democracies—including the United States. Unknown to most Americans, Congress has passed more than a hundred laws that give the president special authority when he declares a national emergency, including powers to shut down communications facilities, freeze Americans’ bank accounts, and deploy troops inside the U.S. In a time when institutional checks and balances are being tested, do these extraordinary powers protect our democracy… or do they put it at risk?

Join the Brennan Center for Justice and R Street Institute for a symposium that will explore the deeply important and timely questions raised by presidential emergency powers in the U.S. Former government officials, scholars, and advocates will come together for a day of discussion including:

Speakers to be announced.

Register here.

For more information:
Erica Posey
[email protected]


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CSIS is not a co-sponsor of this event.

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