Unit 4: How Have the Values and Principles Embodied in the Constitution Shaped American Institutions and Practices? with Dr. Jeremi Sumi - Context Travel

Unit 4: How Have the Values and Principles Embodied in the Constitution Shaped American Institutions and Practices? with Dr. Jeremi Sumi


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In our fourth 'We the People in Context' seminar, Dr. Jeremi Suri will address the question: How Have the Values and Principles Embodied in the Constitution Shaped American Institutions and Practices?. Dr. Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University's Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author and editor of ten books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. Read more about Dr. Jeremi Suri below.

This Conversation is one of a series in which we explore the We the People program Units 1-6. These Conversations are designed to foster discussion with an expert and explore your questions and curiosity on this week’s topic through the interactive Q&A. 

Each session is designed as a stand-alone seminar as well as part of the series.

  • Unit 1: What Are the Philosophical and Historical Foundations of the American Political System? With Dr. Richard Bell
  • Unit 2: How Did the Framers Create the Constitution? With Ben Rubin
  • Unit 3: How Has the Constitution Been Changed to Further the Ideals Contained in the Declaration of Independence? With Dr. Susan Lagon
  • Unit 4: How Have the Values and Principles Embodied in the Constitution Shaped American Institutions and Practices? With Dr. Jeremi Suri
  • Unit 5: What Rights Does the Bill of Rights Protect? With Ben Rubin
  • Unit 6: What Challenges Might Face American Constitutional Democracy in the Twenty-first Century? With Dr. Jeremi Suri

Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University's Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author and editor of ten books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. His most recent book, The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office, was widely reviewed across the United States. Professor Suri's research and teaching have received numerous prizes. In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences. In 2018 he received the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas, and the Pro Bene Meritis Award for Contributions to the Liberal Arts. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media (including the New York Times, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Atlantic, Wired, New Republic, Foreign Policy, and others.) Professor Suri is also a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs. He hosts a weekly podcast, “This is Democracy,” available through his professional webpage: http://jeremisuri.net.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 60 minute Q&A.

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Considering Values and Principles

This presentation by Dr. Sumi was particularly engaging. It stimulated a number of ideas that I would enjoy discuusing at greater length. In particular the concepts of "justice" and "common defense" stimulated many ideas.

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Considering Values and Principles

This presentation by Dr. Sumi was particularly engaging. It stimulated a number of ideas that I would enjoy discuusing at greater length. In particular the concepts of "justice" and "common defense" stimulated many ideas.