Sep. 12, 2011
Shawnee State University recognizes Constitution Day (Citizenship Day) every year with educational programing on the history of the American Constitution.
It is important to recognize the ratification of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. Constitution Day is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787, but since the 17th is on a Saturday this year, SSU will be observing it on Monday, Sept. 19.
In observance of the day, Stylianos Hadjiyannis, Ph.D., will present "The 1973 War Powers Resolution Act; From Vietnam to Libya" at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 in the University Center, East Ballroom.
The War Powers Resolution Act was passed over the veto of President Nixon on November 7, 1973. The act aimed to provide procedures for congress and the president to participate in decisions to send U.S. Armed Forces into hostilities. Nixon challenged the constitutionality of the act. Every president since the enactment of the War Powers Resolution has taken the position that it is an unconstitutional infringement on the president's authority as commander-in-chief.
Hadjiyannis is a professor of government and international relations at SSU and co-author of "Transitions from Dictatorship to Democracy." He has taught at SSU's sister institution in China, taken students abroad on travel/study courses, and he has been active in enabling SSU achieve a global reach.
The event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the public is invited to attend the presentation. For more information, contact Hadjiyannis at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office of the Provost at (740) 351-8472.