A Politican Thinking: The Political Thought of James Madison

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jack Rakove will deliver two public talks on Monday, Sept. 8, in celebration of Constitution Day. Rakove will present "A Politician Thinking: The Political Thought of James Madison" at 12:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall. Rakove is the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and professor of political science and (by courtesy) law at Stanford, where he has taught since 1980. His principal areas of research include the origins of the American Revolution and Constitution, the political practice and theory of James Madison and the role of historical knowledge in constitutional litigation. He is the author of six books, including "Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution," which won the Pulitzer Prize in History, and "Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America," which was a finalist for the George Washington Prize. He is the editor of seven other books, including "The Unfinished Election of 2000." Rakove is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and a past president of the Society for the History of the Early American Republic. The event is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice, PLACE and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Nick Buccola at nbuccol@linfield.edu or ext. 2246. Subject: Douglass Forum Run Length: 00:58 Author: Jack Rakove Publisher: Linfield College Copyright: 2014