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ASU history professor to appear on C-SPAN 3


Brooks Simpson

Brooks Simpson, ASU Foundation Professor of History in the College of Letters and Sciences and honors faculty member at Barrett, the Honors College. His area of expertise is 19th-century U.S. history, especially the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction, as well as the American presidency.

January 14, 2016

A discussion led by Arizona State University faculty member Brooks Simpson titled "Presidents and War Powers" will air on C-SPAN 3 at 6 and 10 p.m. MT on Jan. 16. 

The discussion, focusing on the American commander-in-chief and going to war, was taped last October during a session of “Power & Politics: The American Presidency,” a course Simpson teaches at ASU's Barrett, the Honors College. A camera crew from C-SPAN’s American History TV taped the class for C-SPAN's "Lectures in History" program. A preview is available here.

The "Power & Politics" course focuses on the powers of the office of the president of the United States and the performance of the individuals who have occupied it. The class follows a lecture, discussion and question-and-answer format. 

"Lectures in History" is part of C-SPAN's American History TV programming, which runs every weekend on C-SPAN 3 from 8 a.m. ET Saturday to 8 a.m. ET Monday. American History TV also airs at 8 p.m. weeknights during most Congressional holidays. "Lectures in History" also is available via podcast.

Simpson is also a ASU Foundation Professor of History in the College of Letters and Sciences. His area of expertise is 19th-century U.S. history, especially the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction, as well as the American presidency.

Simpson has appeared on C-SPAN 15 times.

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