Friday, September 11, 2015

Please Join us for a Panel Discussion on the U.S. Constitution in a Global Context

 Constitution and Citizenship Day  

September 17, 2015  

To celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, the History & Government Club and the Pre Law Student Association (PLSA) will be handing out free copies of The U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It.  Stop by their table in Wick Lobby from 11:30-12:30 on Thursday, September 17, for your free copy, and vote for your favorite constitutional amendment!

Please join the Department of History & Political Science for a panel discussion of the U.S. Constitution in a Global Context, starting at 2;30 pm in Alumni Lounge (Wick Center) on Thursday, September 17, 2015.  The panelists will explore various facets of the global context of the founding era, placing the U.S. Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution in historical perspective. How were our founding documents in dialogue with a world-wide audience?  What is the legacy of the U.S. Declaration and the U.S. Constitution? In what ways has the U.S. Constitution served as a model for new constitutional regimes? To what extent are international constitutional principles incorporated into the U.S. judiciary's interpretation of the U.S. Constitution in turn?  Can the U.S. Constitution be fully understood in the absence of a historical, global context?

Audience questions and participation will be welcomed.

Dr. Penny Messinger, Associate Professor of History
Dr. Lisa Parshall, Associate Professor of Political Science
Dr. Tomasz Pudlocki, Visiting Associate Professor of History and Fulbright Scholar in Residence
Moderated by Dr. Jay Wendland, Assistant Professor of Political Science

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