RIT Political Science Department Celebrates Constitution Day Sept. 18

Department chairperson Sean Sutton will explore congressional supremacy and responsibility

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With the U.S. presidential election only 54 days away, it seems appropriate to pay homage to one of the most revered documents in American history—the U.S. Constitution.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s political science department in the College of Liberal Arts hosts its eighth annual Constitution Day, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 18, in the Carlson Auditorium in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.

Sean Sutton, associate professor of political science and chairperson of RIT’s political science department, will present “Congressional Supremacy, Responsibility and the Constitution of 1787.”

Sutton earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Queensland, Australia, and completed his doctorate in politics at the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. He has presented numerous papers and lectures on topics including rational choice theory, the foundations of modern liberalism and American constitutionalism. He is co-editor of Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare and editor of Biotechnology: Our Future as Human Beings and Citizens.

“Constitution Day reminds us that we should shift our attention away from our immediate concerns and celebrate the Constitution of 1787—that great document whose principles have shaped our communities, guided our conduct at home and abroad, and secured our rights, liberties and prosperity,” Sutton says.

Interpreting services for the event are available upon request. For more information, contact Sutton at 585-475-4620 or sdsgsm@rit.edu.