International, national, and local perspectives on the United States Constitution and democracy will be the focus of a day-long event on Sept. 19 at the Storrs campus.
Constitution Day, which will be celebrated by many organizations and individuals nationwide on Sept. 16 and 19 this year, was established in 2004 to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
“The University is pleased to participate in this initial celebration of Constitution Day,” says Veronica Makowsky, vice provost for undergraduate education, who is organizing the celebration in conjunction with the Honors Program, the law school, and the political science department. “Our program exemplifies the best in undergraduate education, uniting theory with application and engagement. From these distinguished and committed experts, students and faculty will not only learn more about the Constitution, but see its implications as a living document that affects events internationally, nationally, and locally.”
Three events are planned: