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Posted on September 3, 2015

Constitution Day panel: “Money and Politics”
11 a.m.
Sept. 17, 2015
Eberly Hall, Room 110

Cal U Constitution Day

California University will mark Constitution Day Sept. 17 with a panel discussion exploring money and politics.

Special guest is attorney Patrick J. Brier, who will join three Cal U faculty members for the free presentation.

About Patrick J. Brier

Attorney Brier has been representing some of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations for more than 25 years. He works with providers, health insurance companies, hospitals, consumers and legislators to prepare for legislative and regulatory changes.

Brier also specializes in Pennsylvania election law and compliance. He advises various federal and state candidates and committees on best practices and internal compliance programs.

At Cal U he will discuss “Citizens United, Climate Change and the Future.”

Constitution Day speakers

Other speakers and their topics are:

  • Dr. Sheri Boyle, of the Department of Social Work: “Money & Politics: What Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?”
  • Dr. Craig Smith, of the Department of History and Political Science: “Can Judges Do That?”
  • Dr. Pamela Twiss, of the Department of Social Work: “Dark Money, Dark Times.”                       

The panel’s moderator will be Dr. Emily Sweitzer, of the Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy and Socio-Cultural Studies.

Attend the event

An annual event mandated at all schools that receive federal funds, Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

The campus chapter of the American Democracy Project presents this year’s Constitution Day program at Cal U. Co-sponsors are the Office of the Provost/Academic Affairs, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of History and Political Science. 

The free program is open to the entire campus community, as well as the general public. Visitor parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.