Constitutional Studies Welcomes William Howard Adams
“Gouverneur Morris: The Uncommon Founder” Topic for Constitutional Studies Lecture
Pulitzer Prize nominee William Howard Adams will speak on “Gouverneur Morris: The Uncommon Founder” at SUNY Ulster as part of the college’s Institute for Constitutional Studies lecture series. The lecture will be held on Sept. 20, 7 p.m. at the College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall.
William Howard Adams
A distinguished historian, writer, curator and filmmaker, Adams’ biography of Gouverneur Morris was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2002. His latest book, “On Luxury: A Cautionary Tale,” will be published in October. He also has written three books on Thomas Jefferson and edited a fourth.
Adams is a Senior Fellow of the Dumbarton Oaks Library at Harvard University, a Fellow of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and a Fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation at the University of Virginia.
The event will be hosted by the Institute’s Director Dr. Ray Raymond, SUNY Ulster Associate Professor of Government and History. The lecture series features distinguished legal scholars, constitutional experts, political scientists and historians.
SUNY Ulster founded the Institute in 2009 to help college faculty, students, teachers, business people, the legal community and the general public in the Mid-Hudson Valley deepen their understanding of the fundamental principles of the United States and the New York state constitutions, their history and their continuing relevance to current public policy debates.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For information, contact (845) 687-5262.