The Cabinet and the Constitution | Virtual Event

9/20/2021 4:00 PM

The Cabinet and the Constitution | Virtual Event

The Constitution does not include the word "cabinet" and yet every president since George Washington has worked with a cabinet.

Join Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky, author of The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, to learn about where the cabinet came from, how it was created, and how it has evolved since Washington's presidency. Dr. Chervinsky will also discuss how the language of the Constitution and the constitutional silences shape the cabinet in the twenty-first century.

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LINDSAY M. CHERVINSKY, PhD, is an expert on the cabinet, presidential history, and U.S. government institutions. She is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, the Kundrun Open-Rank Fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies, and a Professorial Lecturer at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. She received her B.A. with honors in history and political science from George Washington University, her masters and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, and her postdoctoral fellowship from Southern Methodist University. Previously Dr. Chervinsky worked as a historian at the White House Historical Association. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Ms. Magazine, The Daily Beast, The Bulwark, Time Magazine, USA Today, CNN, and the Washington Post. Dr. Chervinsky is the author of the award-winning book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution. 

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