OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Three OSU panelists to discuss ‘The Personhood of Corporations” on Sept. 17

09/11/2012

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Three panelists will discuss the history of corporations and their relationship to the Constitution from early American history through the present day during an event on Monday, Sept. 17, at Oregon State University.

The free, public event will begin at noon in the Memorial Union Journey Room on campus.

The three OSU panelists are Ben Mutschler, director of the School of History, Philosophy and Religion at OSU, Joseph Orosco, associate professor of philosophy and head of the Peace Studies program, and Dan Lykins, executive director for teaching and learning in the College of Business. They will discuss “The Personhood of Corporations” and how corporations became equivalent with people in the contemporary Supreme Court.

Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, an American federal observance that recognized the adoption of the United States Constitution.