Constitution Day lecture reflects on American revolutionary Mary Otis Warren

Constitution Day, a commemoration of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, is observed annually at Oglethorpe University with a Constitution Day Lecture featuring an esteemed guest speaker.

Dr. Kirstin Anderson Birkhaug headshot

Dr. Kirstin Anderson Birkhaug

This year, the university welcomed Dr. Kirstin Anderson Birkhaug, assistant professor of Political Science at Hope College. Birkhaug gave an address titled “‘Mercy Otis Warren: The Constitution and American Memory.” The lecture explored the critiques of the American constitution made by Mary Otis Warren, an American revolutionary and antifederalist.

Organized by Professor of Politics Dr. Joe Knippenberg, Oglethorpe’s annual Constitution Day Lectures are sponsored by the Jack Miller Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit in Pennsylvania that partners with universities to transform student access to education in American political thought and history and foster informed civic engagement.

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