Constitutional Liberty Speaker David French

Speaker to Discuss Cures for American Division

Friday, September 20, 2019

David French, Constitutional Liberty Speaker

The inaugural speaker for Benedictine College’s new Center for Constitutional Liberty will discuss how the founding principles within the United States Constitution could help solve the political animosity and division in America today. David French, attorney, author, veteran, Time contributor, senior fellow at the National Review Institute, and host of the popular Ordered Liberty podcast, will offer his presentation, “The Constitutional Cure for American Division,” on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the McAllister Boardroom on the fourth floor of the Ferrell Academic Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Travel Advisory: If you wish to attend this event, please note that the east side of Atchison's Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge, a main route to campus, has been closed due to flooding. More Information

French is the author or co-author of several books, including the No. 1 New York Times bestselling Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore. His next book, The Great American Divorce, will be published by St. Martin’s Press later this year. 

He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom. He is a former major in the United States Army Reserve (IRR). In 2007, he deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He lives and works in Columbia, Tennessee, with his wife, Nancy (who is also a New York Times bestselling author), and three children.

The Center for Constitutional Liberty at Benedictine College provides students and the broader public a chance to immerse themselves in the foundational principles and values of a free society through an interconnected series of field work, speakers, public outreach, scholarly effort and leadership development.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named in the Top 10 in the Midwest of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.