Celebrate Constitution Day with the Bill of Rights Institute on September 15, 2023 from 11-2 PM ET
Constitution Day Live! is a hybrid streaming program that features direct live engagement with educators and students coupled with pre-recorded segments and published in-class materials to promote the study of the Constitution and Constitutional issues on Constitution Day.
This Year's Theme: Reflection, Choice, and Self-Government
Questions to be explored:
- What is the role of deliberation and careful consideration in our society? Why is it important?
- How do we evaluate and debate ideas collectively?
- How do we make choices? What influences us?
- Who do we allow to make choices on our behalf?
- How do we empower these individuals to make those choices?
- What is the purpose of balancing reason and passion? Why were the founders concerned about this balance?
American Exceptionalism in the Civil War Era
BRI Senior Fellow Tony Williams and Prof. Andrew Lang, discuss Lang's newest book, ' A Contest of Civilizations: Exposing the Crisis of American Exceptionalism in the Civil War Era.’
Civil Discourse: A Book Discussion with the Authors
BRI's Director of Programs Joe Schmidt joins his co-author Nichelle Pinkney to discuss their book 'Civil Discourse: Classroom Conversations for Stronger Communities".
The Importance of Polling in a Democracy
Pollster John Zogby and BRI Student Fellow Lucca Ruggieri discuss the function of polling within a self-governing society.
An Example of Reflection & Choice with Medal of Honor Recipient Flo Groberg
BRI Chief Program Officer Stan Swim sits down to chat with decorated veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient Flo Groberg and reflect on his own life, the choices he made, and his advice to young Americans today.