RESCHEDULED: Today’s Issues...Through a Constitutional Lens

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November 3, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:15pm
November 10, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:15pm
November 17, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:15pm
November 24, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:15pm

With regret, this series of invitational events at Medaille's Rochester Campus has been rescheduled for 2012. 

Notifications are being sent to all invited guests. We are sorry for any inconvenience. 


US ConstitutionMedaille College and Phillips Lytle LLP present

Today’s Issues Viewed Through a Constitutional Lens

An Invitational Series

Moderated by Julie Philipp, News Director at WXXI

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011

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5:30-6 p.m. – Networking and refreshments
6-7:15 p.m. – Presentations and discussion

Democracies are at their best when citizens are actively engaged, closely following the issues and addressing them openly. This is an opportunity to hear from subject-matter experts who can speak thoughtfully to topics of the day. A chance to listen, reflect and contribute, it’s an intellectual exercise in free expression, and a sterling example of all that makes our country great.

Session 1 - Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Federalist Papers, U.S. Constitution and Modern-Day Tea Party Movement
The evening will focus on the U.S. Constitution as viewed through the lens of the Federalist Papers (historical perspective) and in relation to the modern-day Tea Party movement (current perspective).

Bill Norton, National Support Team, Constitutional Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots
Thomas J. Schaeper, Ph.D., Professor of History, St. Bonaventure University

Additional speaker(s) to be announced upon confirmation.

Session 2 - Thursday, November 10, 2011

Democracy in the United States and Canada
This session will adopt a comparative/contrastive approach for the United States and Canada. A Canadian official will speak about democracy in Canada, while a U.S elected official will speak about democracy in the United States. The focus is on the degree of centrality of the Federal Constitution in daily legal, policy and political matters.

Speaker: U.S. Representative Kathy Hochul (NY-26) 

Additional speaker(s) to be announced upon confirmation.

Session 3 - Thursday, November 17, 2011

Is the New York State Constitution Broken?
The evening will address the functionality of the Constitution of the State of New York. Two resource persons will present opposing views on whether the Constitution of the State of New York functions as it should or at all.

Speaker: Peter J. Galie, Ph.D., chair and professor of the Department of Political Science, Canisius College

Additional speaker(s) to be announced upon confirmation.


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