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Constitution Day is tomorrow, September 17, and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will celebrate with a Constitution signing event and a panel discussion on the Fourth Amendment and the issues of privacy, security, and transparency.

Free and open to the public, the panel discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at Baker Center.

The panel discussion will be led by Glenn Reynolds, law professor and creator of He will provide an overview of the Fourth Amendment and then launch into the discussion about privacy and transparency.

Other panelists are:

  • Suzi Allard, associate professor of information sciences, who will discuss the impact on her field of information science.
  • Michael W. Berry, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning, who will discuss data mining.
  • Brandon Prins, professor of political science, who will discuss these issues from a global and national security perspective.

From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Baker Center Ambassadors will take a copy of the Constitution to the Pedestrian Walkway and invite students to sign it. They also will have a copy in the center’s rotunda that students can sign from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. They will be handing out pocket-size copies of the Constitution.

C O N T A C T :

Nissa Dahlin-Brown (865-974-8681,