2017 Constitution Day Celebration

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Schedule of Events

All times listed are Eastern

Monday, September 18
8:00 p.m.

“Reforming the Immigration Act of 1965“
Tom Cotton
U.S. Senator from Arkansas

Tuesday, September 19
9:00 a.m.

Roundtable on The Political Theory of the American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, and the Moral Conditions of Freedom by Thomas G. West
Thomas G. West
Hillsdale College
Patrick J. Deneen
University of Notre Dame
Joshua Mitchell
Georgetown University

Tuesday, September 19
10:30 a.m.

Roundtable on The Bureaucrat Kings: The Origins and Underpinnings of America's Bureaucratic State by Paul D. Moreno
Paul D. Moreno
Hillsdale College
Christopher DeMuth
Hudson Institute

John Marini
University of Nevada – Reno

Tuesday, September 19
12:40 p.m.

“American Greatness and an America-First Foreign Policy“
Sebastian Gorka
Former Deputy Assistant and Strategist to the President
Author, Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War

Constitution Day

Beginning in 2010, and coinciding with the opening of Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship on Capitol Hill, the College has hosted an annual Constitution Day Celebration in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

The two-day program—which features dinner and luncheon speeches, debates, and roundtable discussions—explores the continuing relevance of the Founders’ Constitution for American politics today.

About Hillsdale College

Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. Its four-year curriculum leads to the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, and it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Hillsdale’s educational mission rests upon two principles: academic excellence and institutional independence. The College does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for any of its operations.