A Declaration of Life and Liberty

Join Us on November 3rd for a symposium on “A Declaration of Life and Liberty” as part of JMC’s Annual National Summit on Higher Education. This program is presented in partnership with the National Constitution Center.

The Declaration of Independence asserts a right to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.“ But what did the Founders believe to be linked in the ideas of life and liberty? Distinguished speakers come together for a daylong symposium exploring the Declaration’s promise.

Eminent historian Gordon Wood will deliver the plenary lecture of the event on the significance of The Declaration of Independence at 5:45 PM in the Kirby Auditorium at the National Constitution Center. See the link below to register for the event.

Symposium Schedule:

2:30-4:00 PM Roundtable: A Declaration for Life and Liberty

Randal Hendrickson, Jack Miller Center

Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame

Gordon Wood, Brown University

Eliga Gould, University of New Hampshire

4:00-4:30 PM Coffee Break

4:30-5:30 PM Roundtable: The Constitution in the Classroom

Thomas Kelly, Jack Miller Center

Jeffrey Rosen, National Constitution Center

John Zumbrunnen, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Evan Oxman, Lake Forest College

5:30-5:45 PM Break

5:45-7:00 PM Plenary Lecture: “In Pursuit of an Enlightened Liberty: The Significance of the Declaration of Independence” by Gordon Wood, Brown University


Watch it live on November 3rd at 2:30 PM here.

Click here to read more and to register.