What The Constitution Means to Us: A Celebration of Constitution & Citizenship Day
Speakers (all from BC):
- Angela Ards (English)
- Vlad Perju (Law)
- Hosfmann Ospino (STM)
- Ken Kersch (Political Science)
- Cathy Kaveny (Theology)
- Peter Krause (Political Science)
- Laura Steinberg (Biology)
- Jonathan Laurence (Clough Director, Political Science)
+ Selected student speakers (TBD)
Since the founding of the United States, the American Constitution has been central to our public life. It has inspired hope, and it has provoked despair. It has remained in place, as few other national constitutions have. Yet it has also repeatedly been changed, and some today think it needs to change again. At a moment when its basic meaning seems more contested than ever, how should we look at the Constitution today?
This is the question at the center of “What the Constitution Means to Us,” the Clough Center’s first annual celebration of Constitution and Citizenship day. Loosely inspired by Heidi Schreck’s award-winning play, this event will feature an all-star panel of eight cross-disciplinary scholars from our own Boston College faculty. It will also showcase the work of select undergraduate and graduate students from across the College’s schools. Please join us for a rich evening of conversation, debate, and reflection on America’s founding document–and a lively reception–in what we hope will become a new yearly tradition at BC.
Monday, September 12 at 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Murray Conference Room 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467