Dr. Richard Gruetzemacher’s Constitution Day Lecture Series is September 14

The 12th Annual Dr. Richard Gruetzemacher Constitution Day Lecture Series will be held Wednesday, September 14 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Auditorium of the University Center at UTC.

It is presented by the Center for Reflective Citizenship: UTC and co-sponsored by the Probasco Distinguished Chair of Free Enterprise, the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies, and the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History.

The program is a Symposium: Religious Liberty, Economic Liberty and Constitution.

Even before the Constitutional Convention and its subsequent ratification, most drafters were involved in their localities, states and regions in an attempt to answer two universal and fundamental human questions: in a democratic republic, what constitutes acceptable levels of freedom of (or of) religion?; and what institutions and legal frameworks best increase the chances that individuals and families can achieve material fulfillment?

In 2022, these questions continue to be hotly debated. In the evening symposium, open to the academic community and the general public, two researchers who have addressed these issues through their own work, and who are each highly effective with students, teachers, and community members, will discuss these subjects.

CRC Director Lucien Ellington will moderate the symposium and attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of symposium attendees. The symposium will be broadcast live and recorded.

Symposium participants:

Anne Rathbone Bradley is currently the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and Vice President of Economic Initiatives at the Fund for American Studies. She is a professor of economics at the Institute of World Politics. She is a researcher affiliated with the Acton Institute. She earned her master’s and doctorate. in Economics in 2006 and was a James M. Buchanan Scholar. Dr. Bradley has taught at several colleges and universities including Grove City College, Kings College and George Mason University. Dr. Bradley’s scholarly work focuses on national issues, including income inequality and poverty, civil society, and the relationships between political, economic, and religious freedom. His international research focuses on the political economy of terrorism with particular emphasis on the industrial organization of Al-Qaeda and the emergence of ISIL. His scholarly work has appeared in scholarly journals and edited volumes, and his essays and articles have appeared in The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Post, The Daily Caller, Patheos, The Stream, and other media outlets. hurry. She is a regular guest on numerous radio shows, including several appearances on “In the Market with Janet Parshall,” as well as “Afternoons with Bill Arnold,” “Dr. Bill Maier Live” and “Karl and June Mornings”.

Professor Kody Cooper obtained his Masters and Ph.D. in government from the University of Texas-Austin in 2014. Dr. Cooper is currently a UC Foundation Associate Professor of Political Science at UTC. Before coming to UTC, Professor Cooper was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University and the University of Missouri. He also spent a year as a visiting scholar at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. He is currently Chairman of the CS Lewis Annual Conference Committee at UTC and President of the Chattanooga Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. He is the author of Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law (University of Notre Dame Press, 2018) and co-author of The Classical and Christian Origins of American Politics: Political Theology, Natural Law, and the American Founding (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2022).

To reserve seats for the evening symposium, or if you have questions about the event, please email the Center for Reflective Citizenship [email protected] or call 425-5603.

Angela C. Hale