Constitutional Studies Program: “Resolved: The Electoral College Should be Abolished”
On April 1, 2021, the Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame, a JMC partner program, and The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier will be holding a virtual debate with Jesse Wegman and Trent England on the Electoral College and its role in American elections.
Thursday, April 1, 2021, 12:45 PM, EDT
A virtual lecture through Zoom
Free and open to the public.
Jesse Wegman is a member of the New York Times editorial board, where he has written about the Supreme Court and legal affairs since 2013. His recent book is Let the People Pick the President: the Case for Abolishing the Electoral College (St. Martin’s Press, 2020).
Trent England is the David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. He is also the founder and executive director of Save Our States, which educates Americans about the importance of the Electoral College. Trent is a producer of the feature-length documentary “Safeguard: An Electoral College Story.”
The Constitutional Studies Program, a JMC partner program, is a minor that seeks to educate students on constitutional governments and how they may be used to secure the common good. Thoughtful and educated citizens must possess certain virtues; they must understand and be able to implement, defend, and, if need be, reform constitutional institutions. By creating informed citizens, the program contributes to the University’s mission to pursue truth and to nurture a concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.
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