Understanding Impeachment: a Boston University Student-Faculty Forum


Understanding Impeachment: a Boston University Student-Faculty Forum


“The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” What does this section of Article II of the U.S. Constitution mean? What is the process? How can we understand impeachment as a legal phenomenon and as a political phenomenon. What can we learn from the history of impeachment? And in this context, how can we understand our current situation intelligently and analytically? Join BU faculty experts from political science, law and history to learn more.


- James Fleming: The Honorable Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law, School of Law

- Lauren Mattioli: Instructor of Political Science, CAS

- Bruce Schulman: William E. Huntington Professor of History, CAS

- Graham Wilson: Professor of Political Science, CAS; Director, BU Initiative on Cities

- Moderated by Virginia Sapiro: Professor, Department of Political Science; Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, and Dean Emerita of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served.


5:30pm on Tuesday, October 22nd 2019

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765 Commonwealth Ave, School of Law Auditorium


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