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

AP Day, February 4-5, 2016

2nd Annual AP Thursday & Friday:

American Statesmanship & 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


Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 or Friday Feb. 5, 2016


Thursday, Feb. 4 & Friday, Feb. 5
RIT, CIMS, Louise Slaughter Hall
Rooms 2210-2240 (Second Floor)


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

10 minute break in-between each session
1 hour Lunch


9:00: Introduction: "Reviving Statesmanship: Lincoln’s Legacy"
—Dr. Joseph R. Fornieri, Director of the Center for Statesmanship at RIT

9:20: "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

10:15: "Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln: The Political Leadership of a Radical Reformer & Statesman"
—Dr. Joseph R. Fornieri, Political Science Dept. at RIT

11:10-12:10: Lunch (1 hour)

12:15-1:10: "The Hamiltonian vs. Jeffersonian Vision of the American Republic"
—Dr. John Daly, History Dept. at SUNY Brockport

1:15-2:05: "The Political Leadership of Two Local Ladies: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony",
—Dr. Rebecca Edwards, Chair of History Dept. at RIT

For further information please contact:
Joseph Fornieri
Professor of Political Science