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09/12/2006

Constitution Expert to Give Lecture Sept. 18

Quick Facts

 Author and professor Harry Jaffa will speak Sept. 18 in observance of Constitution Day.
 Jaffa will speak at 7 p.m. in Plowden Auditorium and at a noon lecture/luncheon in Withers.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - In observance of Constitution Day, Winthrop will host an appearance by Harry Jaffa, professor emeritus of government at Claremont McKenna College and Graduate School, on Sept. 18.

He will speak at 7 p.m. on "Lincoln, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution" in Plowden Auditorium. Earlier in the day, Jaffa will give a noon lecture and luncheon on "Comments on the Constitution" in the Withers fourth-floor conference room. Tickets are $15 for the lunch.

Jaffa is the author of numerous articles and many books, including his widely acclaimed study of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, "Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates" (University of Chicago Press, 1959). Among his other books is one on the Constitution, "Original Intent and the Framers of the Constitution: A Disputed Question" (Regnery Gateway, 1994).

Jaffa received his B.A. from Yale, where he majored in English, in 1939, and holds the Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research.

Two years ago, President Bush officially established Sept. 17 as Constitution Day. This year, the men and women of the U.S. military will be honored for their hard work and dedication to our country’s safety.

For more information, contact Karen Kedrowski, political science chair, at 803/323-4662.


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