In celebration of the Constitution...

In celebration of Constitution Day, Fairleigh Dickinson University offers the following events and exhibits:


Friday, September 16 at 1:30 p.m in the Weiner Library Auditorium, Metropolitan Campus.

“Conversations with Superior Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer” features the Justices taking questions from students and discussing various topics on the U.S. Constitution.

The program will be hosted by Della O’Malley and moderated by Larry Seidenberg, who is an attorney and an evening librarian at Weiner Library. Larry will take questions after viewing the video.


Monday, September 19, 2005 in Hartman Lounge, The Mansion, College at Florham, 12:45 – 2 p.m.

“The United States Constitution versus The Iraqi Draft Constitution”

What’s in it? Is it democratic? Does it have a Bill of Rights? Does it protect the rights of women?

A discussion of constitutional development in the United States and Iraq with Fairleigh Dickinson University faculty:

Dr. Riad Nassar, assistant professor of sociology. Author of “Palestinian Identity in Jordan and Israel: the Necessary ‘Other’ in Making of a Nation.” He was born in Israel in a Palestinian town north east of Tel Aviv.

Dr. Bruce Peabody, assistant professor of political science. Published in Presidential Studies Quarterly, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional law, Constitutional Commentary and the Minnesota Law Review.

Dr. David Rosen, professor of anthropology and chair, Social Sciences and History Department. In 2005, he authored “Armies of the Young: Child Soldiers in War and Terrorism.” He has lived and taught in Israel.

Dr. Naomi Weinberger, associate professor of political science. Author of “Syrian Intervention in Lebanon: The 1975-76 Civil War.” New York: Oxford University Press. Journal of International Affairs (Spring 2002) “Civil-Military Coordination in Peacebuilding: The Challenge in Afghanistan.”

Dr. Peter Woolley, professor of political science and executive director of PublicMind. Woolley is co-editor of American Politics: Core Argument/Current Controversy (Prentice-Hall, 2nd ed., 2002), book review editor for The Journal of Conflict Studies, and a contributor to Strategic Review, The Naval War College Review and Conflict Quarterly.


Monday, September 19 at 3:30 p.m. in Becton Hall, Room 205

"The Constitution and American Politics Today"

A look at recent debates over Constitutional interpretation, the legacy of the Rehnquist Court and the possible future of the Roberts Court.

Dr. Chris Rasmussen, assistant professor of history, School of History, Poliical Science and International Studies

For Constitution Day, Dr.Rasmussen will discuss original intent jurisprudence, the new Federalism, the “Constitution in exile” movement and other conservative trends in American constitutional thought. His interest is in cultural and intellectual history and he has taught American Constitutional history.


Wednesday, September 21, at 2 p.m. in the Weiner Library Auditorium Metropolitan Campus

“1776” is an acclaimed film version of Peter Stone's Pulitzer Prize-winning and Academy Award Nominated musical. The film stars William Daniels as John Adams and Howard Da Silva as Ben Franklin and is a rollicking, humorous treatment of the creation of the Declaration of Independence.


First and second floors of the Weiner Library and a library display in the lobby of Dickinson Hall through September 22

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