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Cedarville Center for Political Studies hosts "Presidential Perils" talk

by Alyssa Speicher, Public Relations Writer

Brad Jacob, professor of law at Regent University, will present “Pardons, Impeachment, and Other Potential Perils for the President” on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Cedarville University’s Center for Biblical and Theological Studies, Room 104. The event, which is open to the public, is sponsored by Cedarville’s Center for Political Studies.

With President Trump’s controversial presidency, the idea of impeachment is frequently mentioned by political pundits. The Constitution sets the standard for what Trump could face, and the event will be a good way for students to sift through the information in light of what the Constitution says.

“We value our students’ civic education so they are aware of what is going on in the political world,” said Dr. Mark Caleb Smith, director of the Center for Political Studies. “Right now, you have to be talking about Trump because his presidency is the most important thing happening politically.”

Jacob has an extensive career in constitutional law and education. He has spoken at Cedarville numerous times and enjoys speaking to students about relevant issues that tap into his constitutional expertise.

“I hope students leave this event with a sophisticated understanding of how the president fits into the overall scheme of government, a better understanding of the Constitution and what role it plays in our day-to-day political affairs and the ability to understand and interpret news information more effectively,” said Smith.

The Center for Political Studies offers many politically-oriented events throughout each semester, ranging from panel discussions to talk-backs with individual speakers.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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