In honor of Constitution Day 2014, welcome, then, the opening guest speaker in the annual “Communities in Conversation” lecture series at Rhodes College: Melvin I. Urofsky. Urofsky’s lecture, “Dissent & the Constitution,” is today, Monday, September 8th, inside Blount Auditorium of Rhodes’ Buckman Hall at 5 p.m.
Urofsky, professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University, has written extensively on the Supreme Court, its justices, and one justice (and famed dissenter) in particular: Louis D. Brandeis. He edited the multivolume Letters of Louis D. Brandeis and wrote the biography Louis D. Brandeis: A Life.
Melvin Urofsky’s lecture is free and open to the public, as are all the lectures in the “Communities in Conversation” series.
For more on this semester’s lineup of speakers — October 23rd: Michael Roth, president of Wesleyan University, on the value of a liberal arts education; November 13th: James LeSueur, of the University of Nebraska, on Algeria’s civil war in the 1990s — go to Facebook.com/Communities.in.Conversation or @Rhodes_CiC or contact Jonathan Judaken, the Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities at Rhodes, at firstname.lastname@example.org. •