Carroll Receives Grant to Broaden Constitutional Studies Program

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

HELENA – Carroll College’s Constitutional Studies program was recently awarded $25,000 from the Apgar Foundation to support programming during the 2016-17 academic year entitled, "Executive Authority and Constitutional Government." It is the second and final year of funding from the Apgar Foundation, which aims to promote education in constitutional governance in the western tradition.

The "Executive Authority and Constitutional Government" program will feature student fellowships, essay and speech contests, and numerous lectures and debates. The largest event of the year will occur on December 2, 2016, when Alberto Coll of Depaul University and John Yoo of the University of California-Berkeley will debate the following question: “What are the War Powers of the U.S. President?” This debate, which Professors Coll and Yoo have undertaken at many institutions across the country, has been featured in the New York Times and will bring a timely and important debate to the Helena community. 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.