This summer the Institute for Constitutional Studies (George Washington University) will offer two programs on the Constitution: a workshop for college instructors and a research seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty. The application deadlines for both programs are rapidly approaching. Please share this reminder with your colleagues and students.
The WORKSHOP for college instructors -- "New Approaches to Teaching the Constitution" -- will be held in Albany, NY, from July 8 to 14, 2007. The workshop will be led by Professor Sandra F. VanBurkleo of Wayne State University with guest instructors from several academic disciplines (including Richard Hamm of the University at Albany, Paul Finkelman of Albany Law School, and Stephen Schechter of Russell Sage College). The workshop is designed for college faculty members who now teach or plan to teach undergraduate courses in constitutional studies. Participants will receive a $500 stipend, some travel expenses, and dormitory housing during the workshop. The application deadline is April 13.
The interdisciplinary RESEARCH SEMINAR will be held in Washington, DC, from June 11 to 17, 2007 (NOTE: these are revised dates). The topic is "Constitutionalism" and the seminar will be led by Aviam Soifer (dean of the University of Hawaii law school) and Mary Sarah Bilder (Boston College). The seminar is open to advanced graduate students and junior faculty members. International participants are especially invited to apply. Participants will receive free lodging, a travel allowance, and a modest per diem to cover food and additional expenses. Lodging will also be available from June 6 for participants who want to conduct additional research in the DC area. The application deadline is now April 22.
For more details about either of these programs, please visit the ICS website at http://www.law.gwu.edu/ics or contact the Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.