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Pocatello & Idaho Falls Constitutional Conversations in October

  Constitutional Conversations with Dr. David Gray Adler

Presented by Alturas Institute and KISU-FM Public Radio


Donald Trump and the Law of Impeachment

Thursday, October 3 - Idaho Falls Bennion Student Union 7:00-8:30 pm

Thursday, October 17 - PSUB Salmon River Suite 6:00-7:30 pm


Presidential Powers

Thursday, October 24 - PSUB Salmon River Suite 6:00-7:30 pm

KISU-FM and Alturas Institute will co-sponsor three Constitutional Conversations events with Dr. David G. Adler in the month of October. The first, on October 3rd, will be held at the University Place Bennion Building in Idaho Falls from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The second and third events will take place at the Pond Student Union Building on ISU campus in Pocatello. Those two events will run from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm in the Salmon River Room.

Constitutional Conversations events include a forty-five minute lecture on the timely topic, Donald Trump and the Law of Impeachment, followed by a forty-five minute Q & A session. Audience participation encouraged, and all points of view are welcome. 

Friend and colleagues, lease help us spread the word about these events. Dr. Adler is both a World renowned Constitutional scholar and an amazing public speaker. We would love to see as many students KISU as possible. There will be NO charge for students (college or k-12), faculty, sustaining KISU-FM members, and KISU-FM employees/volunteers. $10 for the public. 

More about our speaker, Dr. David Gray Adler

David Gray Adler is President of The Alturas Institute, a non-profit organization created to promote the Constitution, gender equality, and civic education.  A recipient of teaching, writing and civic awards, Adler has lectured nationally and internationally, and published widely, on the Constitution, presidential power and the Bill of Rights. He is the author of six books, including, most recently, The War Power in an Age of Terrorism, as well as more than 100 scholarly articles in the leading journals of his field.  He is currently writing a book on the landmark Supreme Court decision in Reed v. Reed, which had its origins in Idaho and transformed the law for American women.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will write a Forward to the book, the research and writing of which is supported by a Research Fellowship from the Idaho Humanities Council.

Adler’s scholarly writings have been quoted by the U.S. Supreme Court, lower federal courts, the U.S. Attorney General, the White House Counsel, the Legal Adviser to the State Department, by Republicans and Democrats in both houses of Congress, as well as political scientists, historians and law professors. He has consulted with members of Congress from both parties on a variety of constitutional issues, including impeachment, the war power and the termination of treaties. He has delivered more than 700 public lectures throughout Idaho, and writes Op-Ed pieces that run regularly in six newspapers across our state, and in papers across the country.

Adler has taught courses on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court at all three universities in Idaho.  He has held the Andrus Professorship at Boise State University, where he served as Director of The Andrus Center for Public Policy, and the McClure Professorship at the University of Idaho, where he was Director of the James and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, and held a joint appointment in the College of Law and the Department of Political Science. Previously, he was Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at Idaho State University.  He remains a Lecturer at the University of Idaho College of Law. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Idaho Humanities Council’s Distinguished Humanities Award.

A frequent commentator on state and national events, Adler’s lectures have aired on C-Span, and he has done interviews with reporters from the New York Times, Washington Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, National Review, The Nation Magazine, Mother Jones, Fox News, NPR, NBC, CNN and the BBC.  Adler has served as a member of the Board of Directors of various academic, corporate and civic organizations, and is a founding member of the City Club of Idaho Falls. He earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.

My goal as an educator, writer and constitutional scholar has been a simple one: to find a place for the Constitution in the minds and hearts of the citizenry. Without a broader public understanding of the Constitution and deeper appreciation for the virtues and values of American Constitutionalism, there is little reason to believe that the nation’s founding document will long endure. Of the many challenges that our nation faces, two have central importance to the work and goals of The Alturas Institute: widespread civic illiteracy and general indifference to governmental disregard of constitutional principles. -DAVID ADLER

Contact David Adler or Jamon Anderson for additional information:

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Jamon Anderson  KISU-FM  (208) 282-2688



Jamon Anderson has served with KISU FM since 2003 in many capacities including show-host, newscaster, announcer, board operator, production specialist, engineering assistant, automation and programs manager. He is currently KISU's General Manager.