Constitution Day will be celebrated with a discussion panel and an expert presentation.
The discussion panel will feature students from Associate Professor of Political Science Mohamed Daadaoui’s U.S. foreign policy class.
“I’m tremendously excited,” said Chance Johnson, political science senior. “It’s not every day that you get to sit down and have a serious discussion about the far reaching implications of a seemingly simple document.”
Johnson, Evie Simons and Maryann Grover will be the three student panelists.
“Many might see it as a day to celebrate a piece of paper, but it’s a day to celebrate our rights, as American citizens, be protected and that should be enough to celebrate” said Evie Simons, political science junior.
People should show up to encourage fellow students, Daadaoui said.
“Also to hopefully learn about how the United States constitution works in the context of foreign policy,” he said.
Joshua Landis will be giving a presentation titled “ISIS, Ethnic Cleansing and the Future of the Middle East.”
“Joshua Landis is a renowned scholar and expert on Syria and the Middle East,” Daadaoui said.
Landis is also the Director of the Center of Middle East Studies at OU.
“I think it’s important to celebrate Constitution Day on college campuses because, unfortunately, so many people our age have become disengaged from and disenchanted with government,” Johnson said. “I hope that events like these will be a step toward resolving that issue at least on our campus.”
The discussion panel will take place from 12:15 to 1 P.M. Sept. 17 in Walker Center 151. The presentation will be at 4 P.M. in the Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business.
Both events are open to anyone interested and are free of charge.