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Constitution Day on September 17

September 17 is Constitution Day, commemorating the formation and signing of the US Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787. It recognizes all who, born in the US or by naturalization, have become citizens. In 2004, under Senator Robert Byrd's urging, Congress changed the designation of this day to "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day." You can learn more about the US Constitution on the US National Archives website.

In recognition of Constitution Day, join the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey School of Public Affairs on September 12, 2019 for the University’s annual celebration event. Harvard Professor Gary King, a preeminent quantitative researcher and leader of Social Science One and University of Minnesota Law School Professor, William McGeveran, who studies data privacy, will discuss “Using Social Media Data for the Common Good.” Topics include collaborations with Facebook to access their data, safeguards for privacy, ethical conduct, and independence from corporate interests.

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