Program Details

Constitution Day: The U.S. Constitution and The Spirit of America Sponsored by the Jack Miller Forum, FAU’s School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, Department of Political Science, Division of Student Affairs, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU

Constitution Day

Course Description

In this Constitution Day keynote speech, Monica Crowley explores the profound impact of the United States Constitution on our nation's past, present, and future. Celebrating its core principles of liberty, justice, and equality, she highlights the transformative power of a government by the people, for the people. Crowley unites the spirit of the Founding Fathers and the importance of our founding documents with the aspirations of a modern society in an increasingly uncivil media environment.  

About the Instructor

  • Monica Crowley is a prominent news analyst on multiple television, radio, digital and print platforms and is the Host of the Monica Crowley Podcast.  Previously, she served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs at the United States Department of the Treasury.  During her tenure, she and the team she led conceived, developed and executed the policy and communications strategies for the Secretary of the Treasury, the Treasury Department, and the Trump Administration more broadly.  For exceptional service to the Treasury Department and the Nation, she received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Department.  Prior to her government service, she was a popular television anchor and political and foreign affairs analyst for the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, ABC News, NBC News, and other national networks.  For several years, she was a regular panelist on the legendary The McLaughlin Group.  On radio, she was the host of the nationally syndicated program, “The Monica Crowley Show”.  She is also the author of The New York Times bestseller, What The (Bleep) Just Happened?  The Happy Warrior’s Guide to the Great American Comeback.  While at the Washington Times, she was the Online Opinion Editor and Senior Opinion ColumnistEarlier in her career, she served as Foreign Policy Assistant to former President Richard Nixon in his final years, and wrote two bestsellers about her experiences, Nixon Off the Record and Nixon in Winter.  She has also written for many national publications, including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek, and has lectured at Yale, Columbia, and MIT.  A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she graduated from Colgate University and holds two Master's degrees and a Doctorate in International Relations from Columbia University.