Constitution Day lecture looks at powers held by Congress and the president

Event is 11th annual put on by RIT’s College of Liberal Arts

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J. David Alvis will discuss Congress and the President's

“The Contested Removal Power: Congress and the President’s Battle for Political Control” is the topic of this year’s Constitution Day Lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Skalny Room in the Schmitt Interfaith Center at Rochester Institute of Technology.

It is the 11th annual event sponsored by the Department of Political Science in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts.

J. David Alvis, associate professor of Government at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., will be the speaker. He teaches courses on American government, the presidency, constitutional law and political parties.

Each year since 2005, RIT’s College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Political Science has celebrated Constitution Day—established by Congress to commemorate the date the U.S. Constitution was signed, on Sept. 17, 1787.

Sean Sutton, associate professor and chair of RIT’s political science department, said, “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.”

Admission is free and open to the public.