The Alexander Hamilton Institute is pleased to announce that Jay Sekulow will deliver the Third Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence.  Mr. Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice will speak on academic diversity and academic freedom on Friday, 17 September, Constitution Day, at 7:30 pm in the Hamilton College Chapel. Mr. Sekulow is one of this country’s most conspicuous legal defenders of religious freedom.  He has argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court, including McConnell v. FECand Pleasant Grove City v. Summum.

Mr. Sekulow’s lecture is free and open to the public.   The AHI is co-sponsoring the event with Libertas Americana, a campus initiative designed to promote dialogue at Hamilton College about the meaning of freedom.The lecture is named for Judge David Aldrich Nelson, valedictorian of his Hamilton class, 1954, who served as a distinguished Federal Judge on the United States Court of Appeals in the Sixth Circuit.The lecture is given each year on Constitution Day, the birthday of the AHI.

A reception and book signing  will precede the lecture from 4:30 to 5:30 P.M. at The AHI, located in the former Alexander Hamilton Inn at 21 West Park Row in Clinton, New York.  Hardcover copies of Witnessing Their Faith (2007) will be available at the AHI’s Encounter Bookshelf, located on site.