Lincoln and Obama: Two Visions of Constitutional Union

James Madison Program Constitution Day Event

September 17, 2010
Smith Constitution Day flyer

Rogers M. Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Chair of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, University of Pennsylvania

Rogers M. Smith is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Chair of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism. He is the author of Liberalism and American Constitutional Law (1985, rev. edn. 1990); Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History (1997); and Stories of Peoplehood: The Politics and Morals of Political Membership (2003). With Peter H. Schuck, he is co-author of Citizenship without Consent: The Illegal Alien in the American Polity (1985). With Philip A. Klinker, he is co-author of The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America (1999). He has published more than 100 articles, and is currently at work on a forthcoming book tentatively entitled “House Divided: The Structure of American Racial Politics,” co-authored with Desmond S. King with Princeton University Press. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recently received the Frank J. Goodnow Award from the American Political Science Association for his scholarly, teaching, and service contributions to the profession, particularly his strangely enduring willingness to serve on too many committees. He received his PhD from Harvard University.

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Lincoln and Obama: Two Visions of Constitutional Union

Location:

Lewis Library 120

Cosponsored by:

  • The Program in American Studies

Funded by:

The Bouton Law Lecture Fund