Professor Orentlicher Presents Talk on "Two Presidents" Book


David OrentlicherProfessor David Orentlicher will present talks about his latest book, Two Presidents are Better than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch, published by NYU Press, in Chicago and Houston.

According the NYU Press description of the book: “Analyzing the histories of other countries with a plural executive branch and past examples of bipartisan cooperation within Congress, Orentlicher shows us why and how to implement a two-person, two-party presidency. Ultimately, Two Presidents Are Better Than One demonstrates why we need constitutional reform to rebalance power between the executive and legislative branches and contain partisan conflict in Washington.”

Orentlicher will take part in an “author meets readers” session at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago on April 4.

He’ll then travel to Houston, where on April 7 he’ll talk about the book at the University of Houston Law Center, and the University of Houston Department of Political Science.

He spoke about the work to Ball State University’s Political Science Department on March 20.

Professor Orentlicher was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008. During his time in office, he wrote legislation to make health insurance more affordable, increase the pool of venture capital for new businesses, and ensure the better protection of children from abuse and neglect.

Professor Orentlicher is Samuel R. Rosen Professor at IU McKinney. A scholar of constitutional law, and co-director of the Hall Center for Law and Health, he also has taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago Law School. He earned degrees in law and medicine at Harvard and specializes as well in health care law and ethics.

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