Here's an event announcement that will interest readers of First Things in the New York area. On Thursday evening, October 20, Stanford Law Professor Michael McConnell (left) will deliver a lecture, “Tradition and the Constitution,” to inaugurate the Tradition Project, a new research initiative of the St. John's University Center for Law and Religion. The Project brings together leading public figures, scholars, judges, and journalists for lectures, workshops, and sponsored research on the value of tradition for contemporary citizens and the relationship of tradition and change in today’s world. The inaugural session, “Tradition in Law and Politics,” is supported by a generous grant from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.
There is no fee to attend the lecture, which will take place at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan, but advance registration is required, as space is limited. For further information, and to RSVP, please click here. For more information about the Tradition Project and the Center for Law and Religion, please contact me.