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DMC Observing Constitution Day Sept. 17 with MIT’s Andrea Louise Campbell

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

On Sept. 17, 1787, our country’s forefathers signed the final draft of the U.S. Constitution, ending the Constitutional Convention. In 2005, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act requiring all educational institutions receiving federal funding to observe Constitution Day on Sept. 17 each year.

In observance of Constitution Day this year, Del Mar College (DMC) is hosting guest speaker Andrea Louise Campbell, an Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who will present The Constitution and You: How Federalism Affects Americans’ Everyday Lives.

The lecture is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Room 514 of the William F. White, Jr. Library, located on the DMC East Campus at Naples off Kosar at Staples. Sponsored by the Political Science program in the Social Sciences Department, this event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, contact Dr. Adrian Clark, associate professor of political science, at 698-1639 or aclark14@delmar.edu or the DMC Social Sciences Department at 698-1228.

Campbell’s interests include American politics, political behavior, public opinion and political inequality, particularly their intersection with social welfare policy, health policy and tax policies.

Author of Trapped in America’s Safety Net: One Family’s Struggle(University of Chicago Press, 2014), How Policies Make Citizens: Senior Citizen Activism and the American Welfare State (Princeton University Press,2003), Campbell coauthor with Kimberly J. Morgan, The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Provision(Oxford University Press, 2011).

Campbell’s research has been published in several publications, including American Political Science ReviewPolitical BehaviorComparative Political StudiesPolitics & SocietyStudies in American Political Developmentand Health Affairs, among others, with her research funded by the National Science Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Russell Sage Foundation. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Social Insurance and has served on the National Academy of Sciences Commission on the Fiscal Future of the United States.

Campbell earned an AB degree from Harvard University and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

For more information about the MIT professor, go to andreacampbell.mit.edu.


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