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Professor Deondra Rose on Commemorating U.S. Constitution Day, Duke Today

On the 236th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Professor Deondra Rose provides a reflection on its enduring relevance and modern applications. She highlights its importance as a source of common grounding and strength for the American people during a moment of great polarization. She points out the role of the “ability and willingness of citizens” in “promoting values like justice, liberty and broad-reaching well-being,” especially in the context of promoting democracy in the twenty-first century. Rose points to Duke as an example of the ongoing effort to achieve “a more perfect union” by “empowering global citizens through education are vital to our advancement toward those goals.”

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