War Clauses in the Constitution

The Constitution manifests an inherent tension between the branches of government over war powers. Article I gives Congress the power to declare war, while Article II gives the President the power of Commander-in-Chief. In this annual forum, Professors Sefton and Evans will discuss how this Constitutional tension has played through the years and continues to do so in modern times.



Professor James Sefton, Ph.D.
Department of History, California State University, Northridge

Professor John Evans, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m. | Panel Discussion 9:00 a.m.

Location: Orange Grove Bistro, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

RSVP: RSVPs are required by Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Please email melaine.pemberton@csun.edu or call the Tseng College at (818) 677-7131.

Cost: This is a free event.

Parking: Free parking is available in the G1 parking lot adjacent to the Orange Grove Bistro.


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