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Constitution Day Talk

Time: 4:15pm CDT September 18, 2013

Location: Niemann Media Theatre, Hedberg Library

Professor John Zumbrunnen of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will kick off a Constitution Day series at Carthage with a talk titled “Spectacles of Turbulence and Contention: Greek Democracy and American Constitutionalism” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Niemann Media Theater.

Prof. Zumbrunnen, director of the American Democracy Forum, has wide-ranging interests in the history of political thought, democratic theory, American political thought, and the philosophy of social science. Much of his scholarship works at the intersection of Greek political thought and contemporary democratic theory, seeking in particular to recover ancient texts as resources for our thinking about the place and potential of ordinary citizens in mass democracy.

The event, which is free to attend and open to the public, is the first in the “Constitutional Crises” series. It is sponsored by the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History, a nonprofit educational organization that works with educators to reinvigorate the teaching of U.S. founding principles and history on college campuses.

The Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies divisions; the Great Ideas Program; and the History and Political Science departments also have provided support.

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Location: Niemann Media Theatre, Hedberg Library