In 2005 the Department of Education notified all educational
institutions that receive federal funding that they must observe
September 17 as "Constitution Day." Since that time St. John's
University has held special events related to educating students
about the Constitution. This year St. John's observe the day on the
evening of September 15 on the Staten Island campus, and Monday,
September 19, on the Queens campus.
Staten Island Campus
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6 - 8:00 p.m.
Kiernan Suite, Kelleher Center
St. John's University and the Turkish Cultural Center of New
York is planning to host a symposium entitled,
"Constitutionalism in Turkey and the United
States: Comparative Perspective on Building Democracy." A
panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Azzedine Layachi,
Professor of Government & Politics, St. John's University.
Panelists will include:
- Dr. Murat Somer, Associate Professor of International
Relations, Koc University, Istanbul (giving an overview of
Constitutions, Politics, Freedoms, and Secular Democracy: The
Turkish Experience and the
- Dr. William Byrne, Associate Professor of Government and
Politics, SJC (discussing constitutionalism in the United
- Dr. Joshua Walker, Transatlantic Fellow at German Marshall
Fund in Washington, D.C. (Democracy Without Democrats or Model
Democracy? Turkish Experience with Constutionalism)
All are welcome!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Common Hour 1:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
D'Angelo Center Lobby
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An information table in the D'Angelo Center will be available
during common hour that will provide voter registration
information and forms for students. In addition, students
will have an opportunity to go online and "Take the Constitution
Students and faculty will share their thoughts on various aspects
of the Constitution; their remarks will be broadcast
on e-boards in cafeterias throughout campus.
Thursday, September 15
School of Law, Belson Moot Court Room, 2nd. Floor
Time: 3-5:00 p.m.
Will host an interactive, expert discussion with members of the New
York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics in honor of
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