Alexander Hamilton: His Life, Thought, and Legacy
Princeton’s James Madison Program is having a panel discussion assessing the immense impact of Alexander Hamilton on American politics. Panelist Darren Staloff is a JMC faculty partner at the Macaulay Honors College. Three of the other participants are JMC fellows: Andrew R. Porwancher, Carson Holloway, and Bardford P. Wilson (moderator). Stephen F. Knott and Ricahrd E. Sylla will also serve on the panel.
Monday, February 26, 2018 • 4:30 pm
Lewis Library 120, Princeton University
This event marks the publication of The Political Writings of Alexander Hamilton, 2 vols., edited by Carson Holloway and Bradford P. Wilson (Cambridge University Press).
Dr. Holloway is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he has taught since 2002. He received a B.A. in political science from the University of Northern Iowa in 1991 and a Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University in 1998. In 2005-2006 he was the William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.
Prior to accepting his position at the Naval War College, Stephen F. Knott was Co-Chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He also served for seven years as an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the United States Air Force Academy. His books include The Reagan Years; Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth; Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency; At Reagan’s Side: Insiders’ Recollections from Sacramento to the White House; Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics; and Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America.
Andrew Porwancher (Ph.D. Cambridge, A.M. Brown, B.A. Northwestern, summa cum laude) is a core faculty member of the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage. He is the author of The Devil Himself: A Tale of Honor, Insanity, and the Birth of Modern America (Oxford University Press, 2016) and John Henry Wigmore and the Rules of Evidence: The Hidden Origins of Modern Law (University of Missouri Press, 2016), an inaugural book of the series “Studies in Constitutional Democracy.”
Dr. Porwancher is currently at work on a book entitled, The Jewish Founding Father: Alexander Hamilton’s Hidden Life (under contract with Harvard University Press). In 2013-2014, he served as the Alistair Horne Fellow at the University of Oxford. He is on sabbatical as a Senior Research Fellow at Yeshiva University in the fall of 2017 and the Garwood Fellow at Princeton University in the spring of 2018.
Professor Staloff directs the Hertog Scholars Program at Macaulay. He is a professor in the Department of History at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center of CUNY. He has published The Making of the American Thinking Class: Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts (Oxford University Press) and Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson: The Politics of Enlightenment and the American Founding (Hill and Wang).
Professor Staloff has received many fellowships, including The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University as well as an NEH grant and a post-doctoral fellowship from the Omahundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
Richard Sylla is a Professor Emeritus of Economics and the former Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at New York University Stern School of Business. He teaches courses in financial history, economic and business history of the United States, and comparative enterprise systems.
Professor Sylla has been with NYU Stern since 1990. His primary areas of research include historical studies of money, banking, and finance. He is the author of several books, including The American Capital Market and A History of Interest Rates. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, Business History Review, and Enterprise & Society. He is also on the editorial board of many journals that include the Financial History Review, Enterprise and Society, and Economic and Financial History Abstracts.
Bradford P. Wilson is Executive Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Lecturer in Politics, and Faculty Fellow of Butler College at Princeton University. His interests include American constitutional law, American political thought, and Western political thought. Wilson is the author of Enforcing the Fourth Amendment: A Jurisprudential History and co-editor of three books: American Political Parties & Constitutional Politics, Separation of Powers and Good Government, and The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism. He is also the editor of The Constitutional Legacy of William H. Rehnquist, published in 2015 by West Academic Publishing.
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