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Please Join us for a Conversation on the Past, Present & Future of the Constitution & Delaware featuring prominent faculty and policymakers in a riveting discussion on the policies of the past and the future. This event will hopefully ensure that students, faculty, staff, and community do not forget the lessons of history in solving the problems of today.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019


Trabant University Theatre

The event is free and open to the public, but we ask you to register here for the event so our panelists can prepare for your questions.

First Panel: Constitution & Delaware’s Role

This panel will be a faculty led discussion on the history of the Constitution and Delaware’s crucial role at the Constitutional Convention including many compromises and debates that continue to stand the test of time.

Moderator: Ed Freel (Former Delaware Secretary of State, retired University of Delaware faculty)


  • Professor Jonathan Russ
  • Professor Eric Rise
  • Madeline Dunn (Delaware Division of Historical & CulturalAffairs National Register Coordinator)
Second Panel: Current State & Federal Political Implications of the Constitution

This panel will be led by renowned policy-makers with experience at both the state and federal level of government. They will provide a window into their viewpoint & background on current Constitutional issues regarding various policies and legislation and how they have been addressing it.

Voting Rights, Criminal Justice & Prison Reform, 2nd Amendment & Healthcare

Moderator: Director of the Center for Political Communication Professor Nancy Karibjanian


  • Former U.S. Senator from Delaware Ted Kaufman
  • State Senators Anthony Delcollo & Bryan Townsend
  • Department of Correction Commissioner Claire DeMatteis
  • Professor Leland Ware

*Speaker lineup subject to change

Supporting College Offices: Department of History, Department of Political Science & International Relations, Center for Political Communication, Biden Institute & Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration

Supporting Club Partnerships: Make It Count, Phi Alpha Theta, College Democrats, College Republicans

The History Club presents Constitution Panel Sept. 19, 2019 5-7pm in Trabant University Theater
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  • Department of History
  • 46 W. Delaware Avenue
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2371