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SVC Center to Present Anthony Peacock as Constitution Day Lecturer Sept. 18

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Posted: Friday Sep 6, 2013

Sept. 6, 2013

The Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government’s Center for Political and Economic Thought will observe Constitution Day with a lecture by Dr. Anthony Peacock entitled, The Founders’ Constitution and What Threatens It Today at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public.

Peacock is a professor and the interim department head in the political science department at Utah State University, where he is also the director of The Project on Liberty and American Constitutionalism.

He has a Ph.D. from The Claremont Graduate School and a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

He practiced civil litigation in Toronto from 1989-1992. He is the author or editor of five books, including How to Read The Federalist Papers (The Heritage Foundation, 2010), Freedom and the Rule of Law (Lexington Books, 2010), Deconstructing the Republic: Voting Rights, the Supreme Court, and the Founders’ Republicanism Reconsidered (The AEI Press, 2008), Affirmative Action and Representation: Shaw v. Reno and the Future of Voting Rights (Carolina Academic Press, 1997), and Rethinking the Constitution: Perspectives on Canadian Constitutional Reform, Interpretation, and Theory (Oxford University Press, 1996).

Peacock has also published numerous articles, book chapters and book reviews on American and Canadian law and politics. His work has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada. He has provided media commentary on state and national politics and has lectured on American politics and law both nationally and internationally. At Utah State Peacock teaches courses on constitutional law, constitutional theory, law and policy and law, politics and war.

For more information, contact the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College by contacting Mary Beth McConahey, program manager, marybeth.mcconahey@email.stvincent.edu.

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Photo: Dr. Anthony Peacock 

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