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Presidential Health and Illness, the Right to Know, and the 25th Amendment
May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Philip Bobbitt ’71, Wechsler Professor of Federal Juris at Columbia University Law School, fellow at the University of Texas Law School, and a member of the Commission on the Continuity of Government; Kevin Loughlin ’71, professor of surgery emeritus at Harvard Medical School, former lecturer at the Boston University School of Management; and Abigail Evans, senior scholar-in-residence at the Center for Clinical Bioethics; adjunct professor, family medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center; professor emerita of Princeton Theological Seminary
Presidential health and fitness to serve are not abstract questions. The panelists will examine cases of presidential health and disability. How did these affect policy and events? Who managed the government during the President’s incapacitation? What is the public’s right or need to know? In an age of terrorism, what would happen after a mass attack? What are the limitations of the 25th Amendment?
Sponsored by the Class of 1971