Constitution Day 2018 Celebration Planned

St. John’s University commemorates the signing of the US Constitution, which occurred on September 17, 1787.  This annual commemoration continues to be an important part of the cultural heritage of the United States because it recognizes the value of the American experiment, and the success of a nation of free people whose rights and liberties have been protected by a written Constitution for the past 231 years. It gives us the opportunity to reflect on how our liberty was won, and to offer gratitude for the gift of freedom.

This year, Constitution Day will be observed by the St. John’s community on Monday, September 17.  We hope to see you at the events on the Queens or Staten Island campus.

Queens Campus

Event: Presentation, “Walking Away from Treaties: The Constitution and the Authority to Terminate International Agreements.”

Presenter:    Uma Balakrishnan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Government and Politics

Date:             Monday, September 17, 2018

Time:            Common Hour, 1:50–3:15 p.m.

Place:           D’Angelo Center, Room 406

Contact:       Dr. Balakrishnan at [email protected]

Staten Island Campus

Event:            Presentation, “Constitutional Provisions Governing Presidential Power.”

Presenters:    Ellen Boegel, J.D., Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security

Azzedine Layachi, Professor, Government and Politics

William Byrne, Associate Professor, Government and Politics

Date:               Monday, September 17, 2018

Time:              Common Hour, 1:50-3:15PM

Place:             Library Commons

Contact:         Robert Fanuzzi, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Director of Civic Engagement and Public Programs at [email protected]