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Wayne Morse Center: Checks & Balances in the Age of Trump

The Wayne More Center’s Program for Democratic Engagement and Governance will present a panel of speakers, including our own professor of political science, Dan TichenorConsider attending on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm in Room 156, Straub Hall.

“Checks and Balances in the Age of Trump”

Panel Discussion: How well does our constitutional democracy work when one party controls the levers of power, and crucial rights are at stake? This panel will try to answer this question by bringing together experts on social movements, the media, the courts, state governments, the presidency, and Congress to assess our system of checks and balances today. Meet the panelists below!


Dan Tichenor is a political science professor at UO  and director of the Wayne Morse Center’s Program for Democratic Engagement and Governance. He has published widely on the American presidency, immigration politics and policy, and national security and civil liberties.

Stuart Chinn is an associate dean and professor at the UO School of Law specializing in constitutional law. He holds a PhD in political science and a law degree from Yale University.

Ellen Rosenblum is a former federal prosecutor and state trial and appellate judge serving her second term as Oregon’s attorney general. She is the first woman to hold that position.

Hector Tobar is an assistant professor of journalism at UO, a best-selling author and a New York Times op-ed writer. Tobar contributed to The LA Times’ Pulitzer Prize–winning coverage of the LA riots.

Kelley Weigel is the executive director of the Western States Center.  Her work has focused on community organizing in Oregon and has included organizing ballot measure and candidate campaigns, as well as developing grassroots leaders. 

This event is free and open to the public


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