USF hosting free Constitution Day lecture

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USF hosting free Constitution Day lecture

(September 7, 2011) – Dr. Michael Rosano, associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, will present the free lecture, “Constituting the Constitution,” as part of USF’s Constitution Day observance on Friday, Sept. 16. The lecture will take place at 1 p.m. in the Brookside Ballroom.

Rosano’s lecture will examine the U.S. founders’ understanding of the basic principles, problems and solutions of free and republican government as established by the Constitution. It will also highlight the sharp debates these principles, problems and solutions sparked during the revolution that led to the founding of America, and their significance to American government today.

Rosano’s teaching and research center on political theory, with special emphasis on American political thought and classical political philosophy. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a doctorate at the University of Toronto.

His publications include “Liberty, Nobility, Philanthropy, and Power in Alexander Hamilton’s Conception of Human Nature” (American Journal of Political Science); “John Winthrop, John Cotton, and Nathaniel Niles: The Basic Principles of Puritan Political Thought” (History of American Political Thought); and “Citizenship and Socrates in Plato’s ‘Crito'” (The Review of Politics).

The lecture is sponsored by the USF School of Arts and Sciences. The public is invited to attend. For information, call 399.7700, ext. 8131 or e-mail


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