Alexander Riley Lecture: “Sacredness and the Constitution: A Properly Conservative View of our Most Important National Document”
Alexander Riley, Professor of Sociology, Bucknell University, delivers the 15th Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence on Constitution Day, September 17 @ 7:00 p.m. He presents “Sacredness and the Constitution: A Properly Conservative View of our Most Important National Document”
Professor Riley, an AHI senior fellow, earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, where he wrote a thesis that examined secularism and religion in the work and lives of the founders of French sociology. As a graduate student, he was the recipient of a Chateaubriand Research Fellowship in Social Sciences in 1996-97, awarded by the French Embassy to the United States, Mission Scientifique et Technologique. In 2013-14, he received a Fulbright Scholar Award from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and the Franco-American Commission to do archival research in France related to the biographies and work of a group of 20th century French intellectuals including Michel Leiris and Roger Caillois.
The annual lecture honors David Aldrich Nelson (1932-2010), a 1954 graduate of Hamilton College, valedictorian of his class, who had a distinguished career as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He attended the Harvard Law School and read law as a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University, in England. He was also a charter member of AHI’s board of directors.
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