The Constitution Under Stress with Tom Gerety

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street Pittsfield MA 01201


The Constitution Under Stress

with Tom Gerety, Ph.D.

New York University law professor

 OLLI is presents Tom Gerety’s discussion of the Constitutional issues that have dismayed, distressed and divided Americans as part of OLLI's 2019 Distinguished Speakers Series.

 Saturday, May 11, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Berkshire Museum

39 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass. 01201

Registration is available at the door

Dr. Tom Gerety is a collegiate professor of law and humanities at New York University.  He teaches and writes on constitutional law and political philosophy, with a special emphasis on such First Amendment freedoms as speech, privacy, and conscience.  He wrote and narrated a PBS series, Visions of the Constitution, with Judy Woodruff, and is the author of a book of essays on the liberal arts, The Freshman Who Hated Socrates.

Dr. Gerety served as President of Amherst College from 1994 to 2003 and of Trinity College from 1989 to 1994. From 1986 to 1989 he was Dean and Nippert Professor at the College of Law of the University of Cincinnati. He holds degrees in law and philosophy from Yale University.

Advance tickets are available online here or by calling 413.236.2190 until Friday, May 10 at 12 noon. After that time tickets will be available at the door on a space available basis. Admission is $10 for OLLI at BCC and Berkshire Museum members, and $15 for the general public. Admission is free to Berkshire Community College students and youth 17 and under.

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