The Catholic University of America

Sept. 15, 2009

CUA Hosts Events in Honor of Constitution Day

In honor of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, The Catholic University of America hosted a series of film screenings and will host several lectures.

Constitution Day was established by Congress in 2004 to mark the anniversary of the last day of the Constitutional Convention - Sept. 17, 1787 - when 39 of the 55 delegates signed the draft constitution.

The Columbus School of Law showed several films related to the historic document on Sept. 17. For a list of the films that were shown, click here.

The Office of Campus Activities is also sponsoring a series of lectures to mark Constitution Day. Dates, speakers and other details about the lectures follow.

  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
    V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor, philosophy, "Why Have a Constitution?" Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321.
  • Monday, Sept. 21, 12:10 p.m.
    George Garvey, professor, law, "The Right to Privacy: Legal Basis, Development, and Application," Pryzbyla Center, Room 321.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23, 4:30 p.m.
    Stephen Schneck, associate professor of politics and director of the Life Cycle Institute, "The U.S. Constitution-What Did the Framers Really Intend?" Pryzbyla Center, Room 327.
  • Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
    Clifford Fishman, professor, law, "Government Surveillance: Privacy and the Patriot Act," Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A.