RIT Hosts Leading International Scholar for Constitution Day




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George Anastaplo, professor of law at Loyola University of Chicago and one of the country’s leading constitutional scholars, will present a lecture at Rochester Institute of Technology entitled “Human Nature and the Constitution.” The program will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, and is part of RIT’s celebration of Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the document on Sept. 17, 1787.

Professor Anastaplo is a former nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and author of The Constitutionalist: Notes on the First Amendment, a groundbreaking work on First Amendment rights. Anastaplo was the Gannet Professor at RIT from 1985-1986 and a series of lectures he delivered here on the bicentennial of the Constitution later became the book The Constitution of 1787.

    What: Human Nature and the Constitution

    Who: George Anastaplo, Professor of Law, Loyola University of Chicago

    When: 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15

    Where: Rochester Institute of Technology
    Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, room 1125