Every day across the Mines’ campus, our STEM-centric students and faculty discuss harnessing, generating, storing and directing power. Within HASS, our social science students and scholars do so as well, equally, with nuance. For example, the Declaration of Independence asserts: “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” What does “just powers” mean, how is it translated into the Constitution, and politics aside, how do we reconcile the 2024 election in the context of a leading candidate under indictments relating to “election interference”?
On September 18, 2023, 11 AM, come join Prof. Richard A. Levine (Mines’ adjunct for Constitutional Law and Politics) at McNeil Room (SRC) for a presentation and discussion considering the current issues of the 2024 election in the context of the Constitution, insurrections, indictments and elections. Delicious food and beverage to be provided. Together at Mines, we will yet again this year show that civil, thoughtful and informed discussion is our standard even, and especially, where disagreement and dissent might thrive.