University Constitution Day Lecture

2021 Event: What Kind of Republic?

A Conversation on the Constitution and Democracy Today

Ruha Benjamin, Amaney Jamal, Kevin Kruse, Aisha Beliso De-Jesus
The Sept. 14, 2021 panel discussion featured diverse disciplinary perspectives.
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The Program in American Studies presents 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.

Keith E. Whittington

2020 Lecture

Keith E. Whittington traces abolitionists’ battle for free speech.
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George F. Will. Photo by Victoria Will

2019 Lecture

George F. Will asks “Is Constitution Day Unconstitutional?”
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