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April 2, 2019 | 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Partrich Auditorium
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff

On February 15, 2019, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency under the 1976 National Emergencies Act, claiming the current state of the American southern border as justification. This has led to clashes over the limits of presidential power and the executive order. Some argue that the declaration is a violation of the National Emergencies Act and overreach of presidential power, and others argue that the state of the southern border warrants the action.

Please join the Levin Center as we welcome Professor Jonathan Weinberg and Senator Carl Levin to discuss the statutory limits of the National Emergencies Act, and what a national emergency may look like in the future.

For more information about this event, please contact Emily Barr at 313-577-2731 or