The presidency is an important American institution that deserves serious study. For this course, we will be looking at presidents from five perspectives: how presidents use intellectuals; how they interact with popular culture; how they handle disaster; how they manage internal strife among their staffs; and how they interact with the State of Israel. By examining modern presidents from these five distinct angles of vision, students will gain a fuller perspective on the American presidency and the men (so far) who have inhabited it.
Dr. Tevi Troy
Dr. Tevi Troy is a former senior White House official and Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Troy is also a trained presidential historian and the author of four books on the presidency. Dr. Troy’s writing appears regularly in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Commentary, and many other publications.
Meet the Instructor
Tikvah aims to make all of our courses available to as many qualified students as possible. In the event that Tikvah needs to add additional sections, this course may be taught by a different faculty member with a similarly high level of expertise.