University Constitution Day Lecture

The Program in American Studies organizes the University’s annual Constitution Day lecture, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution and exploring permutations of constitutional law to the present day.

Lecture Archive

Constituting Justice: Ida B. Wells’s Anti-Lynching Campaign

Wed, Sep 12, 2018, 4:30 pm
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F%*# Free Speech: An Anthropologist’s Take on Campus Speech Debates

Who Belongs? The Limits of American Citizenship

Thu, Sep 15, 2016, 4:40 pm
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Slavery and the U.S. Constitution

Wed, Sep 16, 2015, 4:30 pm
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Search and Seizure in the Snowden Era

Tue, Sep 16, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Two Roads from 1787: Elective Dictatorship or Deadlock?

Wed, Sep 18, 2013, 4:30 pm
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The Belief in Things Unseen: Frederick Douglass and the Constitutional Imagination

Thu, Sep 13, 2012, 4:30 pm
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Labor and the Constitution: What Rights Do Americans Have in the Workplace?

Thu, Sep 22, 2011, 4:30 pm
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The Constitution in a Time of War: The Trial of Minoru Yasui

Thu, Sep 16, 2010, 4:30 pm
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How Small Emergencies Undermine Big Constitutional Principles

Mon, Sep 21, 2009, 4:30 pm
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