December 19, 2014

U.S. Conferences and Presentations

“Religion and the Presidency in Historical Perspective”, presented at the panel on Religion and the 2012 Elections, National Press Club, Washington, DC, January 30, 2012.

“The Conservative Catholic-Evangelical Alliance in the GOP”. Presented at the program on “Catholics and the 2008 Elections”, The Catholic University of America, October 22, 2008, Washington, DC.

“Executive Power and the Bush Presidency”. Annual Constitution Day lecture presented at Rochester Institute of Technology, September 16, 2008, Rochester, NY.

“Religion and Politics in America”. Presented at the program “Religious Freedom in a Secular Society: How Religion and Government Relate to Each Other in the U.S. and China”, sponsored by The Faith & Politics Institute, September 10, 2008, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.

“The Conservative Catholic Evangelical-Alliance in the GOP”. Presented at the 6th annual “Dilemmas of Democracy” conference, Loyola Marymount University, February 12, 2007, Los Angeles, CA.

“Executive Privilege in the Modern Era”. Presented at the conference in honor of Lloyd Cutler at University of Virginia School of Law, November 11, 2006, Charlottesville, VA.

“The Christian Right and the Politics of Abortion”. Plenary Address at the annual meeting of the West Virginia Political Science Association, Morgantown, WVA, October 20, 2006.

“The Christian Right and the Politics of Abortion”. Presented at the conference “Fundamentalism and the Rule of Law” at Cardozo School of Law, March 14-15, 2006, New York, N.Y. (with Debasree Das Gupta).

“The Media and Civic Engagement.” Presented at the Urban Affairs Association annual conference, March 31-April 3, 2004, Washington, DC.

“History Tells All, Or Does It?: Executive Privilege and the Presidency”. Presented at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism conference “Government Secrecy: Local, State, National”, September 8, 2003, College Park, MD.

“Executive Privilege Revived: Secrecy and Conflict during the Clinton and Bush Presidencies”. Presented at the Duke Law Journal 32nd Annual Administrative Law Conference, March 29-30, 2002, Durham, N.C.

“Interest Groups Innovations in Response to BCRA”. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 29-September 1, 2002, Boston, MA (with Michael Malbin, Clyde Wilcox, Rob Boatright, and Richard Skinner).

“Religious Conservative Contributors in the 2000 GOP Presidential Campaign”. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, April 2002, Chicago, Illinois.

“Interest Group Innovations and Adaptations in the 2000 Elections”. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, November 2001, Atlanta, Georgia (with Michael Malbin, Clyde Wilcox, and Richard Skinner).

“Executive Privilege: Time to Move Beyond Berger”. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 2000, Chicago, Illinois.

“Catholics and the Christian Right: A View from Four States”. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2-5, 1999, Atlanta, Ga. (with John C. Green, Mary Bendyna, and Clyde Wilcox).

“Executive Privilege: 25 Years After Nixon”. Presented at the University of Minnesota Law School Forum, “U.S. v. Nixon 25 Years Later”. University of Minnesota Law School, October 24, 1998, Minneapolis, MN.

“George Washington and the Origins of Executive Privilege”. Presented at the conference “Washington’s Life, Times, and Legacy.” Louisiana State University – Shreveport, September 18-19, 1998, Shreveport, La.

“Catholics in the Christian Right”. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 3-6, 1998, Boston, MA (with John C. Green, Mary Bendyna and Clyde Wilcox).

“Media Coverage of Women Gubernatorial Candidates.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, November 6-8, 1997, Norfolk, VA (with John David Rausch).

“The Media and the Bush Presidency.” Presented at the Tenth Presidential Conference “George Bush: 41st President of the U.S.,” Hofstra University Cultural Center, April 17-19, 1997, Hempstead, New York.

“Christian Right Mobilization in the 1996 Virginia Elections.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March 13-15, 1997, Tucson, Arizona.

“The ‘Congressionalization’ of State Legislative Races.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, November 7-9, 1996, Atlanta, Ga. (with G. Patrick Lynch).

“The Political Maturation of the New Christian Right.” Presented at the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship conference, “The Politics of the Christian Right,” October 4-5, 1996, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“Secrecy in the Bush Presidency.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 29-September 1, 1996, San Francisco, California.

“The Public Presidency of George Bush.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March 14-16, 1996, San Francisco, California.

“Religious Coalitions in the Christian Right: The Decline of Religious Particularism.” Presented at the Tenth Citadel Conference on Southern Politics, March 7-8, 1996, Charleston, S.C. (with John C. Green and Clyde Wilcox).

“A GOP Gender Gap?” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, November 1-4, 1995, Tampa, Florida (with Clyde Wilcox).

“FDR and the Prerogative Presidency.” Presented at the conference, “FDR After 50 Years,” September 14-16, 1995, Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

“Faith, Hope and Conflict: Religious and State Republican Activists in 1994.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 18-22, 1995, Washington, D.C. (with John C. Green and Clyde Wilcox).

“Religious Coalitions in the New Christian Right.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, August 18-20, 1995, Washington, D.C. (with Clyde Wilcox).

“The Christian Right and the Virginia GOP: Holy Alliance or Marriage of Convenience?” Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March 16-18, 1995, Portland, Oregon (with Clyde Wilcox).

“Local v. National Press Coverage of Virginia’s 1993 Gubernatorial Campaign.” Presented at the Ninth Citadel Conference on Southern Politics, March 4-5, 1994, Charleston, South Carolina (with Harry Wilson).

“Executive Privilege in the Post-Watergate Era: President Ford and the Nixon Legacy.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, November 36, 1993, Savannah, Georgia.

“Press Coverage of Congress: 1946-1992.” Presented at the Conference, “Congress, the Press, and the Public,” Sponsored by the Renewing Congress Project of the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., May 13, 1993.

“Executive Privilege in the Reagan Administration.” Presented at the Ninth Presidential Conference – “Ronald Reagan: 40th President of the United States,” Hofstra University Cultural Center, Hempstead, New York, April 22-24, 1993.

“Presidential Exercise of Executive Privilege in the Post-Watergate Presidency.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 17-20,1993.

“Professional Objectivity: Where Do Virginia’s Political Journalists Draw the Line?” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November 5-8, 1992.

“Executive Prerogative and American Constitutionalism: In Defense of the Lincolnian View.” Presented at the conference, “Lincoln’s Life, Times, and Legacy,” Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana, September 17-18, 1992.

“Press Freedom v. Governmental Secrecy in the Persian Gulf War.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March 19-21, 1992, San Francisco, California.

“Press Coverage of a Local Campaign: The 1991 Fairfax County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors Chairman Election.” Presented at the Eighth Citadel Conference on Southern Politics, March 5-6, 1992, Charleston, South Carolina.

“The Dilemma of Executive Privilege.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, November 7-10, 199 1, Tampa, Florida.

“The Press Strategies of Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March 21-23, 1991, Seattle, Washington.

“Carter Rehabilitated: What Caused the 39th President’s Press Transformation?” Presented at the Eighth Presidential Conference – “Jimmy Carter: Keeping Faith,” November 14-17, 1990, Hofstra University Cultural Center, Hempstead, New York.

“Press Coverage of Abortion and Race in the 1989 Virginia Gubernatorial Campaign.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 30 September 2, 1990, San Francisco, California.

“So Who Changed? Jimmy Carter or the Press?” Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March 20-22, 1990, Long Beach, California.

“Local v. National Press Assessments of Virginia’s 1989 Gubernatorial Campaign.” Presented at the Seventh Citadel Conference on Southern Politics, March 9-10, 1990, Charleston, South Carolina.

“Presidential Journalism During the Ford-Carter Years.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 29 – September 1, 1989, Atlanta, Georgia.

“In Defense of President Ford’s Pardon of Richard M. Nixon.” Presented at the Seventh Presidential Conference – “Gerald R. Ford: Restoring the Presidency,” April 6-8, 1989, Hofstra University Cultural Center, Hempstead, New York.

“Presidential Prerogative During Wartime and the Public’s ‘Right-to-Know.”‘ Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1-4, 1988, Washington, D.C.

“President Nixon’s Conception of Executive Privilege: Defining the Scope and Limits of Executive Branch Secrecy.” Presented at the Sixth Presidential Conference – “Richard Nixon: A Retrospective on His Presidency,” November 19-21, 1987, Hofstra University Cultural Center, Hempstead, New York.