Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Tonight, we celebrate the second annual Walter Berns Constitution Day Lecture, which was established by AEI’s Program on American Citizenship to honor Walter’s scholarship on the Constitution and America’s founding principles.
Our speaker is Michael Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor and department chair of political science at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Zuckert will be discussing the leading “pro-” and “anti-slavery” interpretations of the Constitutional Convention, and will offer an alternative analysis tied to a more accurate and less anachronistic reading of the principles and politics of the founding era. If you’re unable to attend tonight’s lecture, we encourage you to watch it live at AEI.
We are also pleased to announce a new website, Walter Berns.org, created in conjunction with the Foundation for Constitutional Government. The website makes Walter’s scholarship more accessible to students of American politics, both young and old. It features the entirety of Walter’s writings, in easily searchable format, along with commentary and other resources.