UCLA: James Madison, the Founder of Modern Founding

James Madison

Center for the Liberal Arts and Free Institutions: “James Madison: The Founder of Modern Founding”


The Center for the Liberal Arts and Free Institutions at the University of California – Los Angeles, a JMC partner program, will be hosting JMC board member James Ceaser for a lecture on James Madison’s political thought.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 7:30 PM
UCLA Law School • University of California, Los Angeles

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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James Ceaser headshotJames Ceaser is the Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. In addition, he is the Director for Constitutionalism and Democracy and was a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has written several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential Selection (Princeton University PRess, 1979), Liberal Democracy and Political Science (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992), and Reconstructing America (Yale University Press, 2000). Professor Ceaser has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes. He is a frequent contributor to the popular press, and he often comments on American Politics for the Voice of America.

Professor Ceaser is a JMC board member.

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The Center for the Liberal Arts and Free Institutions at the University of California – Los Angeles, a JMC partner program, is committed to the beliefs that: 1) an educated citizen in a democracy should have a sound understanding of the history of free institutions and their underlying principles, 2) that a central purpose of a university is to assist and encourage students, faculty, and others to confront basic questions of the meaning of life, the nature of the cosmos and of human society, and the principles of right and wrong, and 3) that the study of great works and achievements of western and other civilizations, not uncritically but with the presumption that we have much to learn from our greatest forerunners, is a valuable if not indispensable means of education directed toward the principles of free institutions and the fundamental questions we face as individuals.

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