Political science professor Michael Engelhardt to speak on 'Immigration, Arizona and the Constitution' Sept. 16

Sept. 8, 2010

Michael J. Engelhardt, professor of political science at Luther College, will present "Sanctuaries and Slammed Doors: Immigration, Arizona and the Constitution" Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life recital hall.

Engelhardt's lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

His presentation will outline what the U.S. Constitution says about immigration, discuss previous state/federal interactions on immigration, and expound on why state and local governments feel compelled to act in an area traditionally reserved for the national government.

Engelhardt holds the bachelor's degree from Hope College and the master's degree and the doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught at Luther since 1988.