Travel to picturesque Lake Chautauqua for a thought-provoking week offering in-depth discussions on the Supreme Court and enjoy access to Chautauqua opera, theater, and music performances.

Starting at: $3,595 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The tranquil gardens of Chautauqua  The Athenaeum Hotel, centrally located in Chautauqua, New York  Relax on the porch at the historic Hotel Athenaeum  Bestor Plaza  The scenic lakefront at Chautauqua

Smithsonian at Chautauqua

An Exploration of the Supreme Court

8 days from $3,595

Travel to picturesque Lake Chautauqua for a thought-provoking week offering in-depth discussions on the Supreme Court and enjoy access to Chautauqua opera, theater, and music performances.

or Call 855-330-1542

Jul 22 - 29, 2017 Departure
Nancy  Kassop

Nancy Kassop

Dr. Nancy Kassop is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is an expert on the presidency and constitutional law. Kassop served as the chair of the department for six years. Her research and published articles focus on issues at the intersection of law and presidential power. She has been a contributing scholar to The White House Transition Project, co-authoring the essay on the White House Counsel's Office, which has been used as a reference source by all new counsels since 2000. For this project, she interviewed many former White House counsels, including Gregory Craig, Robert Bauer, Fred Fielding, and Lloyd Cutler. She has also interviewed top government lawyers (i.e., attorneys general and solicitors general) in her work with the Miller Center (UVa) Presidential Oral History Project. Dr. Kassop graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Political Science and earned her Ph.D and M.A. in Politics from New York University.