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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.

To celebrate Constitution Day, join the Humphrey School of Public Affairs for events on politics and policy. On September 17, 2018, a lecture and moderated discussion with Ambassador of Sweden to the United States Karin Olofsdotter. The topics will include discussion of the opportunities and challenges for foreign policy and diplomacy in the United States and European Union. On September 20, 2018, join Jeffrey K. Tulis, professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, for a discussion on America's Forgotten Conservative Tradition.

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