September 12, 2017

Francis Marion University to observe Constitution Day

Francis Marion University to observe Constitution Day

Francis Marion University will observe Constitution Day, Thursday, Sept. 14, with a presentation regarding the Constitution of the United States and its role from a global perspective.

The lecture is entitled “The U.S. Constitution in a Global Context” and will be presented by Francis Marion University Assistant Professor of Political Science, Dr. Dillon Tatum.

The Thompson Auditorium in the Lee Nursing Building will host the event at 4 p.m. It is open to the public and there is no admission fee.

Tatum’s research into the realm of political history focuses on the intersection of international relations and political theory, with a specific interest in international liberalism, military intervention and global ethics.

Tatum is currently writing a book entitled Liberalism and Transformation: The Politics of Violence in World Politics. The book will take a critical perspective regarding international liberalism’s relationship with military intervention from the nineteenth century to present.

Constitution Day honors the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia inserted language into the 2005 federal spending bill that requires all educational institutions, including colleges and universities, which receive federal funds from any agency, to have programming for Constitution Day.