Christie: The Constitution in American History: Continuity and Change

04.07.2013 (18:15)

Heidelberg Center for American Studies / Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais / Hauptstraße 120 / 69117 Heidelberg // Heidelberg

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Zum oben genannten Thema spricht:
Mark C. Christie, Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia School of Law,
Commissioner, Virginia State Corporation Commission

Professor Dr. Detlef Junker, Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Professor Dr. Bernd Grzeszick, LL.M., DAJV Heidelberg

Mark Christie is a commissioner of the Virginia State Corporation Commission, which regulates the electricity, gas, telecommunications, banking, insurance and securities industries in Virginia, USA. He was elected by the state legislature of Virginia in 2004 to a six-year term and was re-elected to a second term in January 2010. 

He teaches regulatory law at the University of Virginia Law School, and teaches constitutional law and public policy to doctoral candidates at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has taught at the universities of Luzern, Switzerland and Trento, Italy through the Fulbright program, and has lectured on U.S. energy markets at the Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute, in Florence, Italy. During summer 2013 he will teach a course on American constitutional law and history at the law faculty of the University of Heidelberg.

Christie graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. He majored in English literature and History, with a concentration in German history.  He received his law degree from Georgetown University. 

Professor Christie beschreibt den Inhalt seines englischsprachigen Vortrages wie folgt:
“The United States Constitution is the most important document in American law and government. Understanding the Constitution as a present-day legal document requires understanding how the Constitution developed throughout  American history. This history has included both fundamental changes and continuing debate over fundamental principles.  What were the major changes to the Constitution during American history and what were the causes?  What are the fundamental principles of constitutional law that have continued to the present day? What are the modern debates over the meaning of the Constitution? These questions will be discussed by the lecturer, who welcomes the participation of the audience with additional comments and questions”

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Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Dr. Leyendecker        Professor Pfeiffer         Professor Grzeszick
(Vorsitzender)                    (Regionalvorstände Heidelberg)