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EGSC to celebrate Constitution Day

EGSC to celebrate Constitution Day

by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 09, 2020
Last Edited: September 09, 2020 by Harley Strickland
EGSC to celebrate Constitution Day

   In celebration of the creation of the American Constitution, East Georgia State College will sponsor a lecture and discussion on the Constitution on Tuesday, September 22, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The guest lecturer is Dr. Bruce Frohnen, an internationally-respected political scientist and law professor. The lecture is entitled “The New Imperial Presidency and the Constitution.” EGSC will commemorate the 231st anniversary of the acceptance of the U.S. Constitution with this lecture and discussion, which will take place via Zoom technology and will be livestreamed for the community to watch on YouTube by visiting www.ega.edu/2020ConstitutionDay.

   Dr. Frohnen holds the Ella and Ernest Fisher Chair at Ohio Northern University School of Law. He has served as a legislative aide for a United States senator, as a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and held visiting posts as Charles Evans Hughes professor of jurisprudence at Colgate University and as Thomas Bahnson and Anne Bassett Stanley professor of ethics and integrity at the Virginia Military Institute.

   Frohnen’s talk is closely related to his most recent book, Constitutional Morality and the Rise of Quasi-Law, published by Harvard University Press. He is the author of two other books and editor or co-editor of eight volumes. His articles have appeared in journals such as the George Washington Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the American Journal of Jurisprudence. In 2015, he received the Fowler V. Harper Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship. He holds a J.D. from Emory University Law School and a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University. 

   “With our current constitutional challenges, it is vital for the world’s leading democracy to remember our roots and discuss our Constitution. EGSC welcomes our whole community to share in these conversations,” said Dr. Carlos Cunha, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at EGSC.

   To watch this special event, members of the community can visit www.ega.edu/2020ConstitutionDay to view the livestream, while EGSC faculty, staff and students will receive an email outlining how to access the Zoom broadcast. We look forward to enjoying this special presentation with all of our community!