James R. Soles Lecture on Constitution and Citizenship

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James R Soles

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​James R. Soles

Professor James R. Soles (1935-2010) made enormous contributions to the Department of Political Science and International Relations, to the University of Delaware, and to our state during his many years at UD. This endowed annual lecture recognizes the impact Dr. Soles had on generations of UD students and his deep engagement in Delaware politics and policy. The Lecture is delivered around Constitution Day, September 17, each year.

Consider supporting the James R. Soles Endowment and Lecture funds, in celebration of his legacy.


Previous Speakers:

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​2021: Delaware Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz

2020: Cancelled due to the pandemic​

2019 Author Elaine Weiss

2018 Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester

2017 Delaware ​Chief Justice Leo Strine

2016 Floyd Abrams

2015 Congressman Mike Castle

2014 Governor Jack Markell

2013 Senator Chris Coons

2012 Senator Tom Carper

2011 Former Vice President Joe Biden

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