The Constitutional War Powers of the Executive and Legislative Branches

Article I Initiative

What kind of war power does the Constitution grant the President and Congress? What limitations apply to each branch concerning the power to declare war and the use of military force? Over time, how has the Framers’ understanding been followed and in what ways has it been ignored? Do the founding principles regarding these topics still have application to our modern era? Join us for an insightful discussion with Former Congressman Mickey Edwards, Hofstra Constitutional Law Professor Julian Ku,  and National Review Institute Senior Fellow Andrew C. McCarthy.   


  • Honorable Mickey Edwards, Former Congressman, Vice President and Program Director, Rodel Fellowships In Public Leadership, Aspen Institute
  • Professor Julian Ku, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty Director of International Programs and Hofstra Research Fellow
  • Andrew C. McCarthy, Senior Fellow, National Review Institute

There is no charge for this event. Lunch will be provided. Please register online.