FAU to Host 2023 Constitution Day Lecture: ‘The U.S. Constitution and the Spirit of America’

Monday, Aug 28, 2023
Monica Crowley, Ph.D., former assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department

Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present “The U.S. Constitution and the Spirit of America,” with Monica Crowley, Ph.D., former assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, on Monday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m., in the Osher Lifelong Learning Society’s Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are available at fauevents.com or by calling 561-297-6124.

Taking place on Constitution Day, the lecture will explore the profound impact of the U.S. Constitution on the nation’s past, present and future. Celebrating its core principles of liberty, justice and equality, Crowley will highlight the transformative power of a government by the people, for the people, while uniting the spirit of the Founding Fathers and the importance of the founding documents with the aspirations of a modern society in an increasingly uncivil media environment.

Crowley is a prominent news analyst on multiple television, radio, digital and print platforms and is the host of “The Monica Crowley Podcast.” During her tenure at the U.S. Department of Treasury, she and her team conceived, developed and executed the policy and communications strategies for the U.S. secretary of the treasury, the treasury department and the Trump administration, more broadly.

Prior to her government service, Crowley was a popular television anchor and political and foreign affairs analyst for the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, ABC News, NBC News, and other national networks. For several years, she was a regular panelist on the legendary “The McLaughlin Group.” She also was host of the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Monica Crowley Show.” Earlier in her career, she served as foreign policy assistant to former U.S. President Richard Nixon in his final years. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she has a doctorate in international relations from Columbia University, and two master’s degrees from Colgate University.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Ilene Prusher, senior instructor of communication and multimedia studies at FAU; Palm Beach Post reporter Antonio Fins; and others to be announced.

This event is sponsored by the Jack Miller Forum; FAU’s School of Communication and Multimedia Studies; Department of Political Science; Division of Student Affairs; and the Osher Lifelong Learning Society.