September 2, 2010

Hillsdale College to Host Constitution Day Celebration with Free Live Webcast of Two-Day Colloquium

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College and its Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., announced they are hosting a two-day program that commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution, and celebrates its foundational principles. A free live webcast of the Constitution Day Colloquium is available at



"At a time when the Constitution is largely ignored in Washington, it is vital for citizens to remember its enduring principles," said Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry P. Arnn. "This colloquium will discuss how those principles have been undermined, and how they can be recovered. Hillsdale College's Kirby Center is dedicated to their recovery."

The program will consist of panel discussions, debates, and featured presentations, each of which will be followed by questions from the audience and the more than 11,000 online participants already registered.

Featured speakers include author and syndicated columnist George F. Will, author and journalist Richard Brookhiser, political commentator Michael Barone, and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol. Topics to be covered include the following:

  • Free Markets, Regulation and the Constitution
  • Howard Zinn and Civic Education
  • Tea Party Constitutionalism
  • Founding Father: George Washington
  • How to Interpret the Constitution
  • Civil Liberties and Islamic Terrorism
  • The Constitution and the 2010 Elections
  • Why We Celebrate Constitution Day

"Our Constitution is worth celebrating, and Hillsdale College looks forward to joining with citizens from around the country to discuss the most vital constitutional questions before us today," said Kirby Center Director Dr. David J. Bobb.

Further information and registration information can be found at

Hillsdale College was founded in 1844 and has built a national reputation through its maintenance of a classical core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept any federal or state taxpayer subsidies. It also conducts a large outreach effort that promotes civil and religious liberty, including a monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a current circulation of 1.8 million.

SOURCE Hillsdale College