Roundtable on a New York State Constitutional Convention
2017 New York State Political Science Association Conference
Conference Registration and Information is Available at: www.nyspsa.org
This Keynote Roundtable Event is open to the public for a non-conference participation fee of $5
In November 2017, New Yorkers will vote on the constitutionally mandated question of whether a state constitutional convention shall be convened. A panel of leading experts will address the background and history of constitutional reform in New York State, the issues, the perils, and the potential opportunities for reform in a call for constitutional revision.
Christopher Bopst, Chief Legal and Financial Officer at Sam-Son Logistics
Christopher Bopst is the Chief Legal and Financial Officer at Sam-Son Logistics in Buffalo, New York. Before that, he was a constitutional litigation partner at law firms in New York and Florida. He is the co-author with Professor Peter Galie of the leading reference work on New York’s State Constitution, The New York Constitution 2nd ed.(Oxford University Press, 2012), as well as numerous articles on the state constitution. He is also a contributor to and co-editor with Peter Galie and Gerald Benjamin) of a volume of essays entitled New York’s Broken Constitution: The Governance Crisis and the Path to Renewed Greatness (SUNY Press, 2016). In 2016 he was appointed to a Judicial Task Force on the New York Constitution formed to advise the Chief Judge and the New York Court System on issues related to the upcoming vote in 2017 on the holding of a constitutional convention.
Robert E. Bullock, Deputy Director for Operations
Robert Bullock is the principal assistant to the director of the Rockefeller Institute for major support in managing overall day-to-day Institute operations. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to; strategic planning, budgeting, human resources, marketing and communications, general management, and program development and implementation. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Bullock served as the director of institutional advancement for the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in Hyde Park and president of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust in Albany. In addition, he is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Mr. Bullock holds a bachelor of arts from SUNY Potsdam and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Henrik (Hank) Dullea, Professor
Henrik (Hank) Dullea retired from Cornell University in 2005 as senior consultant to the president and was elected vice president for university relations emeritus by the Board of Trustees in May 2006. Dr. Dullea has served in a wide variety of governmental and higher education positions in New York State. Most recently, he served from 1983 to 1991 as director of state operations and policy management for Governor Mario M. Cuomo, responsible for directing the day-to-day activities of New York State’s more than sixty-five departments and agencies. Other state government positions held by Dr. Dullea have included service as assistant secretary to the governor for education and the arts in the administration of Governor Hugh L. Carey and as a legislative budget analyst for the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee. He is the author of, Charter Revision in the Empire State: The Politics of New York’s 1967 Constitutional Convention (Rockefeller Institute, 1997) and co-editor of Decision 1997: Constitutional Change in New York (Rockefeller Institute Press, 1997)
Peter J. Galie, Emeritus Professor
Peter J. Galie is Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. He is the author of Ordered Liberty: A Constitutional History of New York (Fordham Press, 1996);with Christopher Bopst, The New York State Constitution, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2012) ; an co-editor with Christopher Bopst and Gerald Benjamin, New York’s Broken Constitution: The Crisis in Governance and the Path to Renewed Greatness(SUNY Press, 2016). Other publications include “The New York Constitution and the Federal System,” in the Oxford Handbook on New York State Government (Oxford University Press, 2012) and numerous articles on state constitutional law. He was an expert witness retained by the Attorney General of New York to prepare a report for the A-G’s appellate brief in Hayden v. Pataki, “The Felony Disenfranchisement Clause of the New York Constitution 1821–1938: Background, Chronology, Origin & Purpose” (June, 2004), and co-author, amicus brief submitted to the New York Court of Appeals in the case of Skelos v. Paterson (2009) on the question: “Does the Governor have the authority to fill a vacancy in the Lieutenant-Governor’s Office by appointment?” In 2016 he was appointed to a Judicial Task Force on the New York Constitution formed to advise the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals on issues related to the upcoming vote in 2017 on the holding of a constitutional convention.
For additional information or questions, please contact, Dr. Lisa K. Parshall, Chair, State and Local Politics Section of the New York State Political Science Association at [email protected].
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