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13th Annual Thomas Jefferson Lecture, September 22, 2009

Stephen Corda, Interim UT Associate Vice President for UTSI, invites the public to the 13th Annual Thomas Jefferson Lecture to be held in the UTSI Auditorium on Tuesday, September 22, 2009. The lecture begins at 3:00 p.m. and will be followed by a reception in the Institute lobby. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

The speaker for this annual event will be Professor Kevin R. C. Gutzman, who will speak on “Thomas Jefferson and the ‘Principles of ‘98’ ”.

Kevin R. C. Gutzman is an Associate Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University with an interest in the American Constitution and its history and an expert on Middle Period American History 1760 – 1877. This interest has brought forth the books “Who Killed the Constitution”, 2008 (with Thomas E. Woods, Jr.) and “The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution”, 2007.

Gutzman has published widely in the literature (both scholarly and popular). He participated in the documentary film, “John Marshall: Citizen, Statesman, and Jurist”. Included here is: “A Troublesome Legacy: James Madison and the ‘Principles of ‘98’ ” in the Journal of the Early Republic, 1995.

Gutzman has a law degree from the University of Texas (Austin) and an MA and PhD in American History from the University of Virginia.

As has been the tradition at the UTSI Thomas Jefferson Lecture, students from local High Schools were invited to enter an essay contest. Prizes will be awarded to the winning students at the end of the lecture.