Norman J. Ornstein to speak at Akron Press Club January 25

Political scientist Norman J. Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute will deliver a speech entitled “Is the 25th Amendment Enough? Challenges in Presidential Succession” at the Akron Press Club Friday, January 25. There will be the opportunity for questions following the speech.

This event is co-sponsored by University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and the University of Akron School of Law. The lunch-time event will be held at Quaker Station on the campus of the University of Akron. The space is being donated by the University of Akron.

Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. He studies politics, elections and the U.S. Congress. He is a co-host of AEI’s Election Watch series. He also is a contributing editor and columnist for National Journal and The Atlantic, and a BBC News election analyst. 

Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann co-authored “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.”

The Press Club appearance by Ornstein is part of a symposium at the University of Akron that will examine the history and relevance of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment and its provision for the vice president and cabinet to remove a president from office because of disability.

Speaker: Norman J. Ornstein.

Date:  Friday, January 25, 2019.

Time: Buffet luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon.

Place: Quaker Station, 135 South Broadway, University of Akron campus.

Cost: $20 for Akron Press Club Members; $25 Non-Members.

Reservations requested: Click here for easy online reservations. Contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.

Reservation deadline: Noon, Monday, January 21, 2019.

Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students. Visit for membership information.