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Constitution Day lecture features Boston College scholar Sept. 16

In celebration of the U.S. Constitution, Brigham Young University will host a Constitution Day lecture, “Building a Vibrant Constitutional Structure,” Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall.

Ken I. Kersch, founding director of the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy and associate professor of political science, history and law at Boston College, will be the speaker.

The lecture is free and open to students, staff and members of the community.

Kersch’s primary interests are American political and constitutional development, American political thought and the politics of courts. Kersch is the author of many articles and books and was the recipient of the American Political Science Association's Edward S. Corwin Award in 2000 and the J. David Greenstone Prize in 2006 for the best book on politics and history.

He is working on a book on the development of constitutional conservatism between the presidencies of Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.

Kersch received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College, a Juris Doctorate from Northwest University and master’s and doctoral degrees in government from Cornell University. He has been a visiting associate professor of government at Harvard University.

For more information contact Erica Germaine at 801-422-4440 or at erica_germaine@byu.edu.

Writer: Ricardo Castro

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