2018 Constitution Week Conference on American Federalism

The Evolution of American Federalism

We are pleased to announce this year's Constitution Week Conference. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Nicholas Cole who is a constitutional scholar from Pembroke College at Oxford University and the founder of the Quill Project. Other speakers include Prof. Lee Ward (Professor of Political Science, Baylor University), Prof. Ilya Somin (Professor of Law, George Mason  University), Dr. Lance Sorenson (Olin-Darling Fellow in constitutional law, Stanford Law School), Dr. Tracy Gordon (Senior Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center), Prof. Robert Natelson (retired law professor and scholar of Constitutional Law, Constitutional History, Advanced Constitutional Law, and First Amendment), Dr. Troy Smith (Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University - Hawaii), UVU Quill Team. 

Schedule of Events

September 17, 2018

Conference Welcome; CB 510-11


Panel 1: "Federalism at the Founding"; Prof. Lee Ward, UVU Quill Team: Carl Scott, Danielle K. Maddox, Mark Wait; CB 510-11


Panel 2: "Evolution of Federalism"; Prof. Ilya Somin, Dr. Rodney Smith, Dr. Lance Sorenson; CB 510-11


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nicholas Cole, Bingham Gallery; livestream will begin at 1:00pm in CB 510-11


Panel 3: "Future of Federalism"; Dr. Tracy Gordon, Prof. Robert Natelson, Dr. Troy Smith; CB 510-11


Closing remarks


September 18, 2018

Roundtable Discussion: "Federalism: Where Do We Go From Here?"; CB 510-11



Graphic version of schedule of events