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Constitution Day Celebration

Hillsdale College

September 16–17, 2020




8:00 p.m.
Larry P. Arnn
President, Hillsdale College

“The Constitution and the Rule of Law”
William P. Barr
Attorney General of the United States




9:00-10:15 a.m. ET
Panel: “The Coronavirus and the Constitution”
Chairman: Ronald J. Pestritto
Hillsdale College

“Is Freedom of Assembly Dead?”
Robert Barnes | Barnes Law, LLP

“The Failure of Expertise”
Alex Berenson | Author and Journalist

“The Politics of the Coronavirus”
John Hinderaker | Powerline

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. ET
Panel: “The BLM Movement and Civil Rights”
Chairman: Michael Anton
Hillsdale College

“The Appeasement of the Corporate Elites”
Arthur Milikh | The Claremont Institute

“Inner-City Crime and the Police”
Wilfred Reilly | Kentucky State University

“Systemic Racism?”
Robert Woodson | The Woodson Center

12:00 p.m. Lunch
“Deregulation in the Trump Administration”
Paul Ray | Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs



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 program—which features 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.