Event: Politics from Rights: When the People Interpret the Constitution
When: Thursday, September 16, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Where: Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex, Great Hall, Room A — Westville campus
Description: Purdue Northwest welcomes guest speaker Christina Bambrick from the University of Notre Dame. Bambrick presents “Politics from Rights: When the People Interpret the Constitution” as a part of the Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Economics’s recognition of Constitution Day.
Christina Bambrick is Assistant Professor of Political Science specializing in constitutional theory and development. Her research and teaching interests range from American and comparative constitutionalism to republican theory and the history of political thought. Her publications include the articles, "Horizontal Rights: A Republican Vein in Liberal Constitutionalism," in Polity in 2020, and "'Neither Precisely National Nor Precisely Federal': Governmental and Administrative Authority in Tocqueville's Democracy in America," in Publius: The Journal of Federalism in 2018. She is currently writing a book manuscript on the horizontal application of rights to non-state actors in comparative context.