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  • In Hamilton’s annual Constitution Day lecture, Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat delivered a talk titled “Everyone Knows That American Democracy Is in Trouble: But Maybe Donald Trump Is Not to Blame.” Sarat’s presentation cataloged the demonstrable deterioration of American democracy, focusing in particular on evidence gathered prior to the Trump presidency

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  • Traci Burch, associate professor of political science at Northwestern University, gave Hamilton’s annual Constitution Day Lecture with a talk titled “Public and Media Attention to Officer-Involved Killings.” The lecture detailed the constitutional right to protest, and examined the effectivity of protests in holding police accountable for officer-involved killings, drawing on the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.

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  • In a timely celebration of Constitution Day, Anna Law spoke to the Hamilton College community about immigration and refugee policy under the Trump administration. The lecture, titled "A Nation of Immigrants No More?: Trump, Immigration and the Constitution," touched on a number of current issues. Law holds the Herbert Kurz Chair in Constitutional Rights at CUNY Brooklyn, so she tied the various threads to aspects of our Constitution.

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  • Anna Law, the Herbert Kurz Chair in Constitutional Rights at Brooklyn College, will give a Constitution Day lecture on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel.

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  • Elaine Weiss K’73, an award-winning journalist and author of the critically acclaimed The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, will deliver the Constitution Day lecture on Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel.

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  • Current political discourse is frequently marked by a sense of impending disunion and discontent rivaled only by days of civil unrest long past. In light of such sentiments, this year’s Constitution Day was commemorated with a lecture titled “Democratic Faith: Thomas Jefferson, the People, and Early Black Politics.” Brown University Associate Professor of Political Science Melvin Rogers delivered remarks.

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  • Melvin Rogers, a political science professor at Brown University, will deliver the Constitution Day lecture at Hamilton College on Monday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ.

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  • Michael Lienesch, a professor of political science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will deliver the annual Constitution Day lecture on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Government Department.

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  • To commemorate America’s 227th “Constitution Day,” Professor of Government Robert Martin gave a talk on Sept. 17 titled “Alexander Hamilton’s Constitutional Order” in KJ’s Red Pit. “I come to history with a purpose,” he announced upon his introduction, immediately engaging his audience. The lecture focused on the hostile relationship between government and the press at a time when both were newly formed entities.

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  • Hamilton College will commemorate Constitution Day on Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a lecture titled "Alexander Hamilton's Constitutional Order" by Professor of Government Robert Martin at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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