Janus Constitution Day 2018

Miami University's 2018 Constitution Day Lecture:

The Constitution as a Way of Life

By: Patrick Deneen, David A. Potenziani Memorial College Chair of Constitutional Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.

For Constitution Day, we hosted a lecture by Patrick Deneen who is the David A. Potenziani Memorial College Chair of Constitutional Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Deneen's recent book Why Liberalism Failed has been the subject of opinions columns and reviews in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and Foreign Affairs. According to former President Barack Obama, Deneen's book "offers cogent insights into the loss of meaning and community that many in the West feel, issues that liberal democracies ignore at their own peril". Deneen expanded on these themes in his lecture on 'The Constitution as a Way of Life", arguing that many of America's contemporary political problems stem from the failure of our political institutions to foster a robust civic culture, and discouraging direct participation in politics by the majority of American citizens.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Patrick Haney
Professor & CAS Associate Dean
haneypj@miamioh.edu

Annika Fowler
President of the JANUS Forum
fowlerak@miamioh.edu

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