The Forum on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri is a new initiative to promote excellence in teaching and scholarship about the American constitutional and democratic traditions.
Central to the project is a new interdisciplinary minor in American Constitutional Democracy. The minor rewards students for pursuing an integrated course of study on the U.S. Constitution’s historical and philosophical antecedents and the subsequent history and development of American constitutional government. Through the American Constitutional Democracy minor and related educational programs and events, the Forum provides students with opportunities to explore the political, economic, and cultural conditions that laid the ground for the American experiment.
Consistent with its mission, the Forum also supports the professional activities of affiliated scholars and graduate students who are exploring foundational questions related to the theory and practice of constitutional democracy. Through fellowships and grants, the Forum invests in faculty who teach the next generation of civic leaders.
The Forum on Constitutional Democracy is a partner program of the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History and is made possible by a generous grant from the Kinder Foundation. It is housed in the Departments of History and Political Science.
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