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Higher Education

Partnering with college faculty and administrators to expand access to education in the history and political principles of our nation

Higher Education

The Jack Miller Center conducts a series of national programs to support the efforts of our faculty partners and bring a wide spectrum of valuable resources to their work.

Our national programs reach beyond campus borders, offering opportunities for professors from around the country to meet and collaborate, and providing resources for curriculum and program enhancement, channels for publication and support to advance their careers.

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One way the Jack Miller Center grows and supports its national network of professors and educators is through targeted regional efforts.

Working with local faculty and donors in a particular region of the country, we are able to solidify our partnerships with faculty, offer occasions for local faculty to work together, identify the unique needs of particular regions of the country, and set the stage for new curriculum development.

Our foremost regional effort is JMC’s Chicago Initiative. Launched in 2009, the initiative includes ten institutions and more than 100 professors dedicated to teaching American political thought and history. The Chicago Initiative has paved the way for a series of burgeoning programs in Northeast and Midwest and is our model for expansion to other areas of the country.

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The Jack Miller Center supports the development of programs on college campuses dedicated to teaching American political thought and history. These centers provide a hub for new course offerings, student and faculty events, student fellowships and activities, community outreach efforts and more.  Programs we support have included:

  • Chartwell Lecture Series
    University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • Lincoln Scholars Certificate Program
    American University
  • Political Theory Colloquium
    American University
  • Colloquium on the American Founding
    Amherst College
  • Center for Political Thought and Leadership
    Arizona State University
  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center for Scholarship and Statesmanship
    Assumption College
  • Constitution Symposium
    Bellarmine University
  • American Founding Initiative
    Boise State University
  • John Marshall Project
    Boston College
  • Political Theory Project
    Brown University
  • Davis Political Theory Forum
    University of California, Davis
  • Center for the Liberal Arts and Free Institutions
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Constitutional Studies
    Carroll College
  • Abraham Lincoln Forum for Liberal Arts
    Carthage College
  • Western Heritage Program
    Carthage College
  • Committee on Social Thought
    University of Chicago
  • Center for American Studies
    Christopher Newport University
  • The Modern World
    Claremont McKenna College
  • Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism's Lyceum Program
    Clemson University
  • Center for American Studies
    Columbia University
  • Program on Freedom and Free Societies
    Cornell University
  • Daniel Webster Project
    Dartmouth University
  • Forum for the Constitution and American Foreign Policy
    DePaul University
  • American Values and Institutions Program
    Duke University
  • Franklin Junior Fellows Program
    Emory University
  • Program in Democracy and Citizenship
    Emory University
  • Miller Forum for Civics Education
    Florida Atlantic University
  • John Dickinson Forum
    George Fox University
  • Tocqueville Forum for Political Understanding
    Georgetown University
  • Civic Education Project
    George Mason University
  • American Founding Group
    University of Georgia
  • Civil War Era Studies Program
    Gettysburg College
  • Program in Constitutional Government
    Harvard University
  • The Charles Carroll Program
    College of the Holy Cross
  • Tocqueville Forum on American Ideas and Institutions
    University of Houston
  • Cline Center for Democracy
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Benjamin Franklin Project
    Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Kent Forum
    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Tocqueville Program
    Indiana University
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics Minor
    John Brown University
  • Civics and the American Founding Program
    Lake Forest College
  • Frederick Douglass Forum
    Linfield College
  • Classical Tradition in Learning & Leadership
    Louisiana State University
  • David Hume Forum
    Loyola University, Chicago
  • Benjamin Franklin Project
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • James Madison College; Department of Political Science
    Michigan State University
  • Alexander Hamilton Forum
    Middlebury College
  • Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
    University of Missouri
  • The Project on American Democracy and Citizenship
    University of Montana
  • Tocqueville Forum
    Northern Illinois University
  • Center for Legal Studies
    Northwestern University
  • The Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise
    Northwood University
  • Constitutional Studies
    University of Notre Dame
  • George Washington Forum
    Ohio University
  • Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Consitutionalism
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Department of History
    Purdue University
  • Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy
    Rhodes College
  • John Marshall International Center for the Study of Statesmanship
    University of Richmond
  • Montesquieu Forum for the Study of Civic Life
    Roosevelt University
  • Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Tufts Program for Political Thought
    Tufts University
  • Common Intellectual Experience
    Ursinus College
  • Project on Liberty & American Constitutionalism
    Utah State University
  • Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions
    Villanova University
  • Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy
    University of Virginia
  • Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture
    Washington College
  • American Democracy Forum
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions
    Yale University