The Strathmore Speaker Series is proud to announce our next event, a two part presentation on current efforts to amend the NYS and US Constitutions in “Rewriting our Foundation: The State and Federal Constitutions” featuring the League of Women Voters and Maxwell School Professor Thomas Keck. The event will be held on Sunday, October 22th at 2 pm.* Like all Strathmore Speaker Series events, this presentation is free and open to the public.
About the League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of the Syracuse Metropolitan Area will discuss the upcoming New York State Constitutional Convention and what it means for New Yorkers.
The League is a nonprofit and nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, with two separate and distinct roles:
Voters Service/Citizen: The League presents unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues
Action/Advocacy: The league is also nonpartisan, but, after study, it uses it’s positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest
About Thomas Keck
Thomas Keck will discuss current efforts to amend the United States Constitution in his presentation on “The Trump Administration and the Constitution.” He teaches political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He received a B.A. in Politics from Oberlin College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University. His research focuses on constitutional courts and the use of legal strategies by contemporary political movements on the left and the right. He is the author of two books—The Most Activist Supreme Court in History (2004) and Judicial Politics in Polarized Times (2014)—and he is currently leading a long-term, collaborative investigation of free speech jurisprudence in democratic and democratizing countries around the globe.