Carroll Receives Grant to Broaden Constitutional Studies Program

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

HELENA – Carroll College's Constitutional Studies program was recently awarded $23,925 from the Apgar Foundation to support programming during the 2017-18 academic year entitled, "Religious Freedom and the American Experiment." It is the third and final year of funding from the Apgar Foundation, which aims to promote education in constitutional governance in the western tradition.

The "Religious Freedom and the American Experiment" program will feature student fellowships, essay and speech contests, a student reading group, a teacher education workshop, a public education event on religious freedom and modern liberal democracy and numerous public lectures. The first event of the academic year will occur in September 2017, when Dr. Yasmeen Daifallah of UMass-Amherst will be the featured 2017 Constitution Day speaker. Her lecture will focus on Islam and Democratic Citizenship. This event will be free and open to the public.

This latest round of funding continues efforts made possible through the Apgar Foundation for Carroll College’s faculty and administration to continue providing educational opportunities to heighten awareness of constitutionalism within the community and help develop a sustainable and active Constitutional Studies Center.

For further information about the Constitutional Studies program or to learn how to support the study of constitutional government at Carroll College, contact Dr. William Parsons, Director of the Constitutional Studies Center at wparsons@carroll.edu.