USC Upstate to Celebrate Constitution Day, September 22

September 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm
Dr. Scott Harris

Dr. Scott Harris

The University of South Carolina Upstate will host its seventh annual Constitution Day celebration Thursday, September 22, 2016 with guest speaker Dr. Scott Harris, J.D., assistant professor of Political Science at USC Upstate.

His lecture, “The Practical Triumphs and Idealist Shortcomings of the U.S. Constitution,” begins at 7 p.m. in the BMW Classroom, Room 150, located at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 150 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg.

A new face to USC Upstate, Dr. Harris joined the faculty of the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy, and American Studies at the beginning of fall semester. Harris teaches courses in American Government, American Political Thought, and Civil Rights & Civil Liberties. A political scientist with a focus on judicial politics and political theory, Harris plans to add courses in judicial politics and constitutional law.

This public lecture is held in commemoration of the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with Constitution Day, the Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement will offer voter registration drives Monday, September 19 and Monday, October 3. Both drives will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the USC Upstate Library.

For more information, contact Bonnie Werlinich at (864) 503-5219 or Information is also available at