Oklahoma State University

Constitution Day Celebration at OSU

Jeffrey Rosen, Author and Professor of Law, to Speak

Sept. 17, 2012
Story by Austin Bowles, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER Renowned author and professor of law at The George Washington University,  Jeffrey Rosen headlines OSU’s Constitution Day 2012 at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room at the OSU Library.

Jeffrey Rosen has been called “the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator." He has written frequently about the United States Supreme Court and about the effects of technology on privacy and liberty.

He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University and was a Marshall scholar at Oxford University, where he received a second bachelor's degree. He also holds a law degree from Yale Law School.

Rosen is a professor of law at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. and has been the commentator on legal affairs for The New Republic since 1992. Rosen is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he speaks and writes about Technology and the Future of Democracy. He often appears as a guest on National Public Radio, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine.

His books include “The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America” (2007), “The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America” (2006), “The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age” (2004), and “The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America” (2000).

Constitution Day, also known as citizenship day, is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on Sept. 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.library.okstate.edu/constitution/ or call 405-744-7331.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange.  Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all.  As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 36,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall2012/cnstitution2012.htm
Last Updated: 17 Sept. 2012

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Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
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