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Lesson from The Federalist

Manchester speaker explores how the Constitution stays relevant today

Manchester University commemorates the 1787 signing of the United States Constitution each September with its Constitution Day lecture.

For its 2019 Constitution Day program, Professor David Lay Williams of DePaul University will discuss political problems outlined in The Federalist, explain how the Constitution was designed to overcome those problems and address how the solutions are working in practice today.   

The Federalist papers, a series of 85 essays arguing in support of the U.S. Constitution, were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay.

“Lessons from The Federalist for Our Times” is 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. It is free and open to the public.

In times of political turmoil, if not constitutional crisis, Americans often return to the papers in The Federalist for perspective and guidance.

Williams is a professor of political science who has published notable books and articles on the history of political thought.

The program will demonstrate the continuing relevance of the Constitution and The Federalist to contemporary American politics. It is part of the Manchester Values, Ideas and the Arts series, designed to broaden students’ horizons.

For the media
For more information about this program, contact Leonard Williams, Manchester University professor of political science and dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences, at lawilliams@manchester.edu

About Manchester
With campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., Manchester University offers more than 70 areas of academic study to about 1,400 students in undergraduate programs,a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Science in pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu

Our mission
Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.

September 2019