The Impact of War on the Presidency


Tuesday, September 10, 2019
12:00 PM–1:30 PM

National Indian Gaming Association
224 Second Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Lunch will be served.

Special Guest Speaker

Dr. Ivan R. Eland

Ivan R. Eland is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and Director of the Independent Institute’s Center on Peace & Liberty. Dr. Eland is a graduate of Iowa State University and received an M.B.A. in applied economics and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Washington University. He has been Director of Defense Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, and he spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues, including stints as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. He also has served as Evaluator-in-Charge (national security and intelligence) for the U.S. General Accounting Office (now the Government Accountability Office), and has testified on the military and financial aspects of NATO expansion before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on CIA oversight before the House Government Reform Committee, and on the creation of the Department of Homeland Security before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Dr. Eland is the author of War and the Rogue Presidency: Restoring the Republic after Congressional Failure,Eleven Presidents: Promises vs. Results in Achieving Limited GovernmentPartitioning for Peace: An Exit Strategy for IraqRecarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and LibertyThe Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed and Putting “Defense” Back into U.S. Defense Policy, as well as The Efficacy of Economic Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool. He is a contributor to numerous volumes and the author of 45 in-depth studies on national security issues.


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