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Rochester Institute of Technology
Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty

AP Day, February 2-3, 2017

3rd Annual AP Thursday Feb 2 & Friday 3, 2017:

American Statesmanship
Highlighting Rochester's Legacy of Political Greatness


To immerse area High School students in a college learning experience led by top teacher-scholars who seek to enrich their understanding of the role of statesmanship in American history and government. The content, sources, and instruction provided also seeks to help students prepare for the AP exam. This year we feature Rochester's legacy of political greatness!


Thursday Feb. 2, 2017 or Friday Feb. 3, 2017


Rochester Institute of Technology
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, Bamboo Room, Student Life Center
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, Webb Auditorium


20 minute Lecture
15 minute Document Analysis
15 minute Q&A

1 hour Lunch

Fee: $10.00 per student includes lunch; Teacher's Free

SCHEDULE (Same for both days)

9:00: Meet & Greet Coffee & Donuts

9:20-10:10: “The Partnership of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln"
—Dr. Joseph R. Fornieri, Director of the Center for States. at RIT

10:15-10:55: "The New Science of Politics: The Statesmanship of Publius in Federalist Papers 9, 10, & 51"
—Dr. Sean Sutton, Chair of Political Science Dept. at RIT

11:00-11:15: Debate on Electoral College: Keep it or Scrap it? Sutton vs. Daly

11:15-12:00: Lunch (45 minutes @ RIT)

12:05-12:20: Debate contd.-Student Q&A

12:25-1:00: "Radical Protest Movements and American Politics: Harriet Tubman and local Antislavery Politics"
—Dr. John Daly, History Dept. at SUNY Brockport

1:05-1:55: “Failure is Impossible: The Political Genius of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony”
—Dr. Rebecca Edwards, Chair of History Dept. at RIT

Please book in advance by January 16th. Space is limited. For reservations and further information please contact asap:
Ms. Cassandra Shellman