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Department of History and Political Science

Posted on September 1, 2010

Sept. 17
11 a.m.
Performance Center - Natali Student Center
Free and open to the public

How are civil liberties affected when a nation is at war? The Cal U community will examine this topic at a Constitution Day program 11 a.m. Sept. 17 in the Performance Center.

The purpose of Constitution Day is to ensure students in the United States are gaining an increased knowledge and appreciation for this valuable and important document of freedom.

Following welcoming remarks by Provost Geraldine Jones, Dr. Michael Slaven of the Department of History and Political Science will present a tribute to the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia.  Byrd introduced the legislation mandating Constitution Day observances at all educational institutions that receive federal funding.

A panel of Cal U faculty members will discuss "Civil Liberties at Time of War." Speakers and their topics are:

Moderator will be Dr. Emily Sweitzer, associate professor of justice and behavioral crime and director of the Justice Studies Program.

The program is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the American Democracy Project, the School of Graduate Studies and Research, the Department of History and Political Science, and the Department of Justice, Law and Society.