Department Presents Annual Constitution Day Lecture
The Department is pleased to present again this year the Annual Constitution Day lecture for the University and surrounding community. The speaker this year will be political theorist Robert Martin, Professor and Chair of the Department of Government at Hamilton College in New York. Professor Martin’s work has focused principally on American political thought. He has published numerous books and articles in this area, including two books on the founding period in America’s political past, The Free and Open Press: The Founding of American Democratic Press Liberty (NYU Press, 2001) and Government by Dissent: Protest and Radical Democratic Thought in the Early American Republic (NYU Press, 2012).
Professor Martin’s lecture, entitled “Occupying Philadelphia in 1787: The Constitution’s Critics and the Birth of the American Democratic Culture,” will take place on Constitution Day, September 17, at 7pm in Gambrell Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Sponsors include the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Law, in addition to the Department.Monday, September 17, 2012