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Wednesday, 1 December 2021
Meeting Resources

Why are there 435 representatives in the House of Representatives:


The U.S. Constitution:


How to amend the US Constitution


The Eagleton Institute - Center for American Women and Politics


Specific Facts on Women and Politics:


How is the census is conducted


Why Does the Census Matter?


Role of the States in the US Federal System


C-SPAN - cable channel which covers live proceedings in the House and Senate




Meet Lenneal Henderson (3 minutes): A brief introduction vide


Leadership and Change: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.   (35 minutes): Fielding professor Dr. Lenneal Henderson assumes the persona of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in this tribute to King's life. The film was directed by Jean-Pierre Isbouts and produced by Pantheon Studios, Inc. for the School of Leadership Studies at Fielding Graduate University.

Dr. Lenneal Henderson Federalism Briefing Notes

(click to download)

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Meeting Details

Please join 10 minutes early

Login: 13:50 Eastern U.S. Time

Meeting: 14:00–15:30 Eastern U.S. Time

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Zoom link: 

Meeting ID: 844 6725 8008

Passcode: IVLP 

Meeting Topic: Dr. Lenneal Henderson will provide an overview of the U.S. system of government, its decentralized nature, and the decision-making process that flows from the system. 

Meet Your Speaker
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Lenneal Henderson, Ph.D. 
Senior Fellow and Eminent Scholar at Virginia State University  
Visiting Professor at the College of William and Mary 
College of William and Mary   

Dr. Lenneal Henderson is currently an Adjunct Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary. He is also Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement and International Affairs, Distinguished Professor of Public and International Affairs and Senior Fellow, William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore. Born in New Orleans and raised in San Francisco, California, he received his A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and his post-doctoral work at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He is the former Daniel T. Blue Endowed Chair in Political Science at North Carolina Central University and former Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has also taught at the University of San Francisco and Howard University. He has worked for the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of State, and the Environmental Protection Agency. He is currently Chair of the Board of the Maryland Humanities Council. In Fall 2016, the Governor appointed him to the Board of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy. As well, Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland appointed him to the Board of Directors of the Reginald Lewis Maryland Museum of African American History and Culture.  

About the Organizations

Virginia State University (VSU or Virginia State) is a public historically black university in Ettrick, Virginia. Founded on March 6, 1882, Virginia State developed as the United States’ first fully state-supported four-year institution of higher learning for black Americans. With a current student population of approximately 4,000, the University sits atop a rolling landscape overlooking the Appomattox River with expansive views of Petersburg. The 231-acre campus boasts 11 residence halls, 18 academic buildings, and a 412-acre agriculture research facility.

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The College of William & Mary is a public research university in Williamsburg, Virginia. Founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. William & Mary educated several American presidents and other key figures pivotal to the development of the United States. In addition to its prestigious undergraduate program, W&M is home to several top-ranked graduate programs and four professional schools. 

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