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May 2018

“A Republic, If You Can Keep It…”

May 2
7:00 pm
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After the Constitutional Convention Benjamin Franklin was asked what kind of government we had. His famous reply speaks to the fragility of our constitutional form of government. Middlebury Professor Emeritus of Political Science Eric Davis explores how the brilliant foundational concepts established in 1787 remain just as essential—and fragile—today. Read More »

June 2018

The First Amendment in Action

June 6
7:00 pm
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Federal District Judge William K. Sessions III describes the application of the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, and assembly with a close examination of landmark cases. Read More »

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