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American Constitution Society (ACS)
February 12, 2007

Constitutional Law and the Roberts Court: Important Recent and Forthcoming Decisions - A Talk by Professor Sheldon Nahmod

Thursday, February 15, 12:00pm
Location: Chicago-Kent, Room TBA

From Chicago-Kent to Congress - A Talk by Congressman Peter J. Roskam

Tuesday, February 20, 3:30pm
Location: Chicago-Kent, Ogilvie Auditorium

Co-Sponsored by the Chicago-Kent Chapters of the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society

Congressman Roskam is a 1989 Chicago-Kent graduate. In 1993, he was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives where he served six years. In 2000, he was appointed to the Illinois Senate and served in the leadership as the Republican Whip and Floor Leader.  In November of 2006, he was elected to Congress from the sixth district of Illinois. Currently, he serves on the House Financial Services committee and sits on the subcommittees for Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises; Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology; and Oversight and Investigations.  

Congressman Roskam will discuss the agenda for the 110th Congress, his experience as an Illinois legislator, and his time at Chicago-Kent.   
A reception will follow the congressman's remarks.   This program is free and open to the public.

National Security and the Constitution - A Talk by former Senator Gary Hart
Wirth Chair for Enviromental and Community Development Policy
University of Denver Colorado

Wednesday, February 28, 3:00pm
Location: Chicago-Kent, Courtroom

Senator Hart was first elected to the Senate in 1974, having never before sought public office, and was re-elected in 1980. During his 12 years in the Senate, he served on the Armed Services Committee, where he specialized in nuclear arms control. During his Senate years, he played a leadership role in major environmental and conservation legislation, military reform initiatives, new initiatives to advance the information revolution and new directions in foreign policy.

He was co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century. The Commission performed the most comprehensive review of national security since 1947, predicted the terrorist attacks on America, and proposed a sweeping overhaul of U.S. national security structures and policies for the post-Cold War new century and the age of terrorism.

Gary Hart has been Visiting Fellow, Chatham Lecturer, and McCallum Memorial Lecturer at Oxford University, Global Fund Lecturer at Yale University, and Regents Lecturer at the University of California. He has earned a doctor of philosophy degree from Oxford University and graduate law and divinity degrees from Yale University. He was visiting lecturer at the Yale Law School and is the author of fourteen books.

A reception will follow in the lobby







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