U. S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to Deliver Tufts University’s Snyder Lecture

September 25, 2013

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Kalimah Redd Knight

o   WHEN:
Wednesday, October 2,  2013 at 4:30 p.m.
(doors open to attendees at 3:30 p.m.)

o   WHO:
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be the 17th speaker in the Richard E. Snyder President's Lecture Series at Tufts University, talking about "Interpreting the Constitution."

o   WHERE:
Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus
Gantcher Sports and Convocation Center, 161 College Avenue
(there will be a separate side entrance for media through the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center).
A map of the campus and directions are available by visiting:

Media interested in covering this event must:

o   Submit name and media affiliation to Katie Cinnamond in the public relations office (617-627-4703; Katherine.cinnamond@tufts.edu).

o   Provide positive press identification for admittance

During the event, all media will be situated in a media-only area.  No broadcast will be permitted. Recording devices and laptops will be permitted for note taking purposes but not for broadcast.

Still photography will be allowed briefly at the beginning and end of the event.

Supported by former chairman and CEO of Simon and Schuster Richard E. Snyder, who graduated from Tufts in 1955, this lecture series was established in 2004 to bring to Tufts speakers who have challenged conventional wisdom in their professional work.

Previous lecturers in this series have included ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero, historian Niall Ferguson, journalist Bob Woodward, author Salman Rushdie, political philosopher Michael Sandel, psychologist and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self Sherry Turkle, physicist Freeman Dyson and author Michael Pollan.


Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.