October 19, 2012
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Mortimer Sellers, University System of Maryland Regents Professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law and director of the school's Center for International and Comparative Law, delivered the opening address of the Society of the Cincinnati American Revolution Institute's Symposium, "The European Enlightenment, France and the Formation of the United States Constitution," on Oct. 19. At the organization's gathering at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., Sellers, an internationally renowned scholar specializing in comparative law, constitutional law, jurisprudence, legal history and a number of other legal disciplines, presented on "Republican Constitutionalism and the Spirit of the Enlightenment," alongside his colleague Lucien Jaume of the Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris.
The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation's oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. Its public mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence.
Sellers and the University of Baltimore also will host the biennial meeting of the American Branch of the International Society for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy on Oct. 25-27. Currently serving as the society's vice president, Sellers will assume the presidency of the organization following the meeting.
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