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The origins of American constitutionalism

Professor Gordon Wood, Brown University, gives the inaugural Gilder-Lehrman Lecture Series In American History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Tuesday 29 November.

Any understanding of the United States inevitably has to return to the point of creation. Professor Wood will explore the ways in which the US came to differ from its former colonial master on major constitutional issues: the notion of a written constitution, the separation of powers, representation and sovereignty.

Gordon Wood, professor of history at Brown University, is the leading historian of the American revolution, and a winner of both the Pulitzer and the Bancroft prizes.

Professor Arne Westad, LSE, will chair this event, which is organised by LSE's Cold War Studies Centre.

The Origins of American Constitutionalism is on Tuesday 29 November at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

23 November 2005