University of Suffolk
University of Suffolk
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UCS Academy Guest Lecture series - 29/01/13 - 5.30-7.30pm

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Event Summary:

The UCS Academy is a high quality events programme featuring world-renowned speakers, showcasing academic excellence both inside and outside UCS. The events include conversations with lectures, and guest lectures by experts across a wide range of disciplines.

Full Event Details:

Colonel James Durant explores the development of the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments with a particular focus on the First Amendment – Freedom of Speech and Religion, the Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure, the Fifth Amendment – Self Incrimination, the Eighth Amendment – Cruel and Unusual Punishment, and finally the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments – Citizenship, Equal Rights Under the Law and Voting. Colonel Durant looks at the American concept of governmental restraints on self-expression – uncovering protections afforded to American citizens to freely practice religion and government to not recognise a particular religion under an American system that separated church and state. He also explores the idea of due process of law and protections afforded to criminally accused American citizens, understanding protection against self-incrimination and its development in law. We shall learn of the concept of cruel and unusual punishment and the American Civil War Amendments, focusing on citizenship for freemen, equal protection under law for freemen, and voting rights for freemen.

Profile: Colonel James Durant is an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Distinguished Graduate who has achieved major awards and decorations throughout his career. He is the Director of Legal Services for United States Air Force Europe – United Kingdom situated at RAF Mildenhall. In this capacity, he is legal advisor to the Senior Department of Defense representative to the UK, the primary military liaison to Her Majesty’s Government. Additionally, he leads USAFE-UK International Law Division. He received a BA from Howard University and JD in 1990. He is admitted to practise law before the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Supreme Court and is a sitting member of the Rule of Law Initiative Board of Directors of the American Bar Association.

Suitable For:
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 3 (Students aged 11-14)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)
Teachers (CPD)
Parents

Duration: Short Session

Min. Students: 1

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Institution Profile:

The University of Suffolk is a transformational university, absorbing the best of UK university traditions and aligning them with a twenty first century audience and a modern world of employment and entrepreneurship.

We are a distinctive, thriving academic community which makes a clear and immediate impact. Our purpose is to change lives – of individuals and communities - for the better.

The Student Recruitment and Outreach team organise a range of events and activities to help prospective students find out about the range of options in higher education, and at the University of Suffolk specifically.

We are committed to providing information, advice and guidance to all prospective students, their families, teachers and advisors, and we travel across the UK and Europe to support people in making decisions about higher education. We deliver talks and workshops in schools and colleges, attend community events, parents evenings, education fairs and organise on-campus activities.

For further information about the Student Recruitment and Outreach Team please visit:
http://www.uos.ac.uk/content/welcoming-schools-parents-and-young-people

At the University of Suffolk, graduates are prepared for a world where nothing ever stays the same. Learning in a place where they are encouraged to embrace change, students are taught to aspire and inspire in equal measure.

Prospective students are now able to experience the University of Suffolk from afar thanks to a new 360° immersive app. To download the app, go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store on your mobile device and search ‘University of Suffolk 360’.

In a world where nothing ever stays the same, we all need to change, evolve, succeed and change again. That’s what we do. Be bold and do the same. Together we’ll achieve more.




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