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Presidential Power: Online Videos & Podcasts

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National Constitution Center Videos

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The National Constitution Center was established by Congress to "disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people."

The Constitution and the Administrative State (Jan. 10, 2017) ("federal judges and scholars explore important historical and constitutional issues related to the administrative state"; cosponsored by the Federal Judicial Center).

Populism, Demagogues, and Constitutional Democracy (Dec. 8, 2016) ("discussion about the rising tide of populism and constitutional values, featuring Robert Kagan, Michael Kazin, Nancy Rosenblum, and John Yoo")

ASIL Webcast Series on International Law

American Society of International Law, International Law and the Trump Administration: An Online Series.

  • The Future of International Agreements,  Feb. 1, 2017
  • U.S. Engagement with the United Nations, Feb. 23, 2017
  • U.S. Participation in Global Trade Agreements, March 15, 2017
  • The Future of Environmental Agreements, April 5, 2017
  • U.S. Obligations Toward Refugees, June 6, 2017
  • Strengthening Cybersecurity, July 19, 2017
  • Nuclear Security and Non-Proliferation, July 26, 2017
  • The Use of Force Under International Law, Sept. 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

Administrative Law Basics


What Is Administrative Law? Short video from UW Tech Policy Lab.

All the President's Lawyers

Brooking's 5 on 45 podcast

Government Basics with Ted Ed

Christina Greer, How do executive orders work?, Ted-Ed [2017]

Alex Gendler, How Does Impeachment Work?, Ted-Ed

PBS Crash Course Government & Politics

PBS has produced (2015-16) a series of 48 short videos giving a Crash Course in Government and Politics. You can view them on the PBS site or on YouTube. (The YouTube videos seem to load faster.)

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