Dr. Anthony Clark Arend will deliver annual Constitution Day lecture
Dr. Anthony Clark Arend, professor of government and foreign service and chair of the Department of Government at Georgetown University, will deliver Salve Regina’s annual Constitution Day lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. This lecture will be held virtually via Facebook Live on the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy’s Facebook page. To RSVP for the lecture, visit the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page.
The constitution says very little about the exercise of foreign affairs powers. Yet some of the most contentious disputes between the legislative branches of the U.S. government have been related to foreign affairs. How are we to understand these foreign affairs powers? Can these conflicts be resolved? Dr. Arend will address these questions in his lecture entitled “The Constitution and Foreign Affairs.”
Dr. Arend’s research and teaching is in the fields of international law, national security law, international legal theory and human rights. He has published seven books, including “Legal Rules and International Society,” “International Law and the Use of Military Force” and “Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions.”
Dr. Arend is a university affiliate at the Center for National Security and the Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and has also served as an adjunct professor of law. He’s a faculty liaison to the Georgetown Institute for Politics and Public Service, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as a senator on the Board of Governors of the Georgetown University Alumni Association.
Dr. Arend received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs of the University of Virginia. He received a B.S.F.S., magna cum laude, from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Congress passed a bill designating Sept. 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about the nation’s founding document. This event is in partnership with the Pell Honors Program.
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