Clemson University: The Political Chemistry of The Federalist

Lyceum Lectures: “The Political Chemistry of The Federalist


On April 7, 2021, the Lyceum Lectures Series, a JMC partner program, will host JMC faculty partner Jean Yarbrough for a lecture on The Federalist.

In the Federalist Papers, Publius talks of “republican government” and “good government.” Why does Publius make a distinction? What is needed to make republican government good?

This event is part of the Lyceum Lectures hosted by the CISC. It has been made possible with generous support from the Jack Miller Center.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 5:30 PM EDT
A virtual event through Zoom

Free and open to the public

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Jean Yarbrough is Professor of Government and Gary M. Pendy, Sr. Professor of Social Sciences, with teaching responsibilities in political philosophy and American Political Thought at Bowdoin College. She has twice received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, first in 1983-84, when she was named a Bicentennial Fellow and again in 2005-2006, under a “We the People” initiative. Dr. Yarbrough is the author of American Virtues: Thomas Jefferson on the Character of a Free People, has edited The Essential Jefferson, and, her most recent book, Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition, won the Richard E. Neustadt Award for 2013 (awarded annually by the American Political Science Association for the best book on the Presidency). She is also the author of numerous articles and essays in American political thought and public policy, as well as other topics in political philosophy.

Professor Yarbrough is a JMC faculty partner.

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Open to incoming freshmen, the Lyceum Program, a JMC partner program, is the first college program in the United States to use a Great Books approach to studying liberty, capitalism, the American Founding, and moral character. All Lyceum Scholars are assigned faculty “Socratic Tutors” who guide their intellectual development for their entire four-year education. The Program draws inspiration from the Lyceum School founded by Aristotle in ancient Greece. Lyceum Scholars study the moral principles of a free society, the political ideals of the American Founding and the economic foundations of capitalism.

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