Panel Discussion, “Impeachment in Historical Perspective”

On Tuesday, February 11, from 4 to 5:30 pm in HSSB 6020 (McCune Center), the Center for Cold War Studies and International History and the Walter H. Capps Center will host a panel discussion titled, “Impeachment in Historical Perspective.” Three UCSB historians will speak on the following topics: Giuliana Perrone on the Impeachment and Senate Trial of Andrew Johnson Laura Kalman on Richard Nixon’s Watergate Scandal and […]

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Alumna Caitlin Rathe’s LBJ Podcast Now Available

The first episode of a podcast that alumna Caitlin Rathe (PhD, 2019) has been a part of creating since August 2018 has gone live! The NEH-funded project, LBJ and the Great Society, tells the story of Johnson’s remarkable domestic policy legacy piecing together oral histories, telephone calls from the White House, and other archival audio sources. The podcast website describes […]

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Steve Zipperstein, “The Impeachment Wars: What Lies Ahead”

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The Trump impeachment saga has gained startling momentum in recent days. As the proceedings accelerate, fascinating legal and policy questions arise. Can the president pardon people who have committed crimes at his behest? Can he pardon himself? Does impeachment require proof of a federal crime? Is the Senate required to hold an actual trial? Can nonfederal legal authorities—like the New York State Attorney General […]

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Rosemarie Zagarri on “The Murky Past and Contested Future of the Electoral College”

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On October 24 at 4:00pm in HSSB 4080, Professor Rosemarie Zagarri of George Mason University will present a talk titled “The Murky Past and Contested Future of the Electoral College.” The event is free and open to the public. This talk will examine the roots of the American system for electing its president and explore the possibility–as well as the […]

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