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Manchester speaker explores how the Constitution stays relevant today

PROFESSOR:For the 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.

By Anne Gregory

 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 a 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.

Anne Gregory is the assistant director of media relations in the Office of Strategic Communications at Manchester University.