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American Greatness and the Constitution

  • 5/2/2013 | 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge
  • Event Type: Lecture

James W. Ceaser is the Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. An internationally recognized scholar and adviser to presidents, Professor Ceaser is a Kenyon alumnus and holds a PhD from Harvard University, where he studied with the late James Q. Wilson and Harvey C. Mansfield.

He has taught at Georgetown, Princeton, and Claremont, and has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes. Professor Ceaser is a frequent contributor to the popular press, and he often comments on American Politics for the Voice of America.

Ceaser's research focuses on the intersection of American politics, American political thought, and American Political Development.

Among other works, he is the author of Presidential Selection: Theory and Development; Liberal Democracy and Political Science; Reconstructing America: The Symbol of America in Modern Thought; Nature and History in American Political Development; and most recently, Designing a Polity: America's Constitution in Theory and Practice.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Department of Government and Legal Studies with support from the John C. Donovan Lecture Fund