'Thinking About American Civil Liberties Historically'Topic of Constitution Day Talk at Swarthmore

For Immediate Release:  September 5, 2006
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'Thinking About American Civil Liberties Historically' Topic of Constitution Day Talk at Swarthmore

Dr. Ken Kersch of Princeton University will speak at Swarthmore College on Monday, Sept. 18, in observance of Constitution Day 2006. His talk, "Thinking About American Civil Liberties Historically," will be presented in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Kersch teaches in the Politics Department at Princeton and is the author of Constructing Civil Liberties, which was recently awarded the American Political Science Association's J. David Greenstone Prize for Best Book in Politics & History Published in 2004-2005. He also co-edited the just-released The Supreme Court and American Political Development.

He received a B.A. from Williams College, a J.D. from Northwestern University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Before entering academia, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., and remains a member of the bars of New York, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia.