Founding Principles as Pillars of Our Foreign Policy

Co-sponsored by the Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Groups and the Article I Initiative

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What would history have to say about the way in which American foreign policy is conducted in the modern era?  Are Congress and the Executive duly considering the founding principles of our nation as they conduct foreign policy, from the division of labor between these two branches, to the appropriate use of treaties, executive agreements, and other less formal agreements not submitted to the Senate for ratification, to the imposition or revocation of sanctions?  And what of multilateral treaties, international governing bodies, and the preservation of American sovereignty?  These and other issues will be addressed by our guest speaker and panelists.


An address by:

  • Hon. Mike Gallagher, U.S. House of Representatives, WI-8

Followed by a panel with:

  • Prof. Henry Nau, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
  • Prof. Jeremy A. Rabkin, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Mr. Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute
  • Moderator: Mr. Nathan Kaczmarek, Director, Article I Initiative, The Federalist Society