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Cultural Programs Committee Hosting Guest Lecturer Dr. David Upham for Presentation Covering the 14th Amendment on March 9

University of Dallas educator’s lecture, “The Fourteenth Amendment: Our Constitution’s Central Amendment,” will summarize amendment’s original purpose, history and contemporary significance

Article by Melinda Eddleman

Do you remember your government classes and studying about the U.S. Constitution? What about learning the primary purpose of the 14th Amendment? In simple terms, the 14th Amendment, which was passed by the U.S. Senate in 1866 and ratified in 1868, grants citizenship to all individuals born or naturalized in the United States with equal protection under the laws.

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If you need a quick lesson about the 14th Amendment, join Del Mar College and the Cultural Programs Committee on Thursday, March 9, for a guest lecture titled “The Fourteenth Amendment: Our Constitution’s Central Amendment” by David Upham, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Professor of Politics and Director of Legal Studies at the University of Dallas. Dr. Upham will provide an introduction to the 14th Amendment, giving a summary of its original purpose, history and contemporary significance.

The lecture begins at 2:30 p.m. in Wolfe Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Music Building, located on the DMC Heritage Campus at 101 Baldwin Blvd. (78404).Get online directions and campus map. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Moore, Assistant Professor of English with the English & Philosophy Department, at 361-698-1923 or mfmoore@delmar.edu

Dr. Upham’s research interests include constitutional law and history as well as political and legal theory, and he has taught courses in these subjects, along with political regimes, civil liberties, Aristotle’s politics, Lincoln and his times, among others. He also writes in the areas of political theory, American politics and constitutional law with a particular emphasis on the history of the 14th Amendment. He has published in multiple higher education and law-related journals as well as The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Upham earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, his Ph.D. and a master’s degree from the University of Dallas, a master’s degree from Boston College and his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont. He also received a Certificat d’Études Politiques from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris, France.



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