William Grover, professor of political science, gave a talk on May 24, 2016 at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington, VT, titled “The Elections of 2016 and the Future of the American Presidency.” It was part of their monthly “Lunch & Learn” series. He also made several media appearances to discuss the presidential race, including: ABC 22/Fox 44 News, a late December TV interview on the GOP debate in Las Vegas; WDEV radio, 550 AM/96.1 FM, three live 25- minute interviews on the presidential primaries on the program “Equal Time” in February and May 2016; WGDR radio, 91.1 FM, “President-Elect Sanders: The Morning After,” Interview with David Goodman on the program The Vermont Conversation about a potential Sanders presidency and a discussion of Bill’s book The Unsustainable Presidency: Clinton, Bush, Obama and Beyond, on March 16, 2016; Alhurra Television, DC Bureau, “The US Presidential Race and Bernie Sanders,” taped TV interview on April 13, 2016. Bill also did an interview for the College website offering “Perspective on the State of the Union Address.”
(posted June 2016)
William Grover, professor of political science, was co-author of an article, “Clinton, Sanders and the National Security Credo,” for the progressive website Common Dreams, published on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Bill’s co-author was William Peschak of Hamline University in Minnesota. He also presented a paper, “The Presidency of Bernie Sanders: Studying the Contours of Modern Presidents,” at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 12-14, 2015. In late October he gave a talk at the Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary Club titled "The American Presidency and the 2016 Election."
(posted January 2016)
William Grover, professor of political science, had a book titled The Unsustainable Presidency: Clinton, Bush, Obama and Beyond published in December by Palgrave Macmillan. It is co-authored with Joseph G. Peschek of Hamline University. They also had an article titled “Our Imperial System: On How Not to Think About the American Presidency” published December 4, 2014 on the Common Dreams news web site.
(posted April 2015)
William Grover, professor of political science, presented a paper titled “Beyond Structure-as-Institutions: A Critical Approach to Studying the Modern Presidency,” at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA, November 13-15, 2014. Bill also delivered a paper titled “Fly Fishing Through the Climate Change Crisis: Pedagogy, Stewardship and ‘Learning the Trick of Quiet,’” at the Wild Trout Symposium (Eleventh Triennial) in West Yellowstone, Montana, September 22-25, 2014. The paper draws on his experience teaching in both the Saint Michael’s first year seminar program and in Environmental Studies.
(posted December 2014)
William F. Grover, professor of political science, gave a paper titled "Catastrophe-in Chief: Theories of the Presidency, the State and the Political Economy," at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association in Philadelphia, PA, November 14-16, 2013. The paper explores debates over theories of the American presidency in light of the 21st century challenges of global climate change and the decline of U.S. military and geopolitical preeminence. Grover contends that if the presidency cannot recast its entanglement in the narratives of the endless pursuit of "economic growth" and "national security" to forge a more sustainable path for the nation, then it is likely to remain an unsustainable catastrophe of an office, situated in a catastrophic world. (November 2013)
William F. Grover, professor of political science, had an article published in the journal New Political Science (Vol. 35, No. 3, September 2013). Titled "Deep Presidency: Toward a Structural Theory of an Unsustainable Office in a Catastrophic World - Obama and Beyond," the article explores some the ideas that will appear in his new book on the American presidency, forthcoming next fall with Palgrave Macmillan. (September 2013)
William Grover, professor of political science, delivered a paper titled "Deep Presidency: Toward a Structural Theory of a Sustainable Office - Obama and Beyond," at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association in Boston, MA, November 15-18, 2012.
Political Science Professor William Grover of Saint Michael's College, is quoted: "Romney is the first modern financier to run for the Oval Office."
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