Constitution The Constitution and Today's Political World

The Constitution and Today’s Political World


Professor Robert David “KC” Johnson, Moderator

This Seminar will examine key themes in 20th and 21st century U.S. constitutional history, with each session focusing on a particular theme or major Supreme Court case. Each Seminar also will include a discussion of contemporary political matters. Video will be used.

Session 1 Schenck and Civil Liberties
Session 2 Curtiss-Wright and Foreign Affairs
Session 3 Griswold and Privacy
Session 4 Wesberry and Redistricting
Session 5 Romer and Minority Rights
Session 6 The Constitution in the Modern Era

Please note: There are TWO (2) Sections of this Seminar.
Specify your first choice of TIME.

WEDNESDAYS, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. OR WEDNESDAYS, 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
MAR 14, 28
APR 11, 25
MAY 9, 23

Cost $475 (6 sessions)
*tax deductible portion is $237.50

Professor Robert David "KC" Johnson

ROBERT DAVID “KC” JOHNSON — History Professor at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. In 2007-2008, he taught at Tel Aviv University as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities.

Professor Johnson received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard and his M.A. from the University of Chicago. He has written and edited numerous books about American history, and appears frequently as a pundit on the History Channel. His most recent publication is the edited Asia Pacific in the Age of Globalization, published by Palgrave/MacMillan; and he has been selected by Oxford University Press to edit its forthcoming Oxford History Handbook of American Foreign Relations.