For this co-sponsored colloquium participants will read James Madison’s signal contributions to our republican government in the form of his Federalist essays, with particular focus on Numbers 10 and 51. Madison’s late appreciation for a bill of rights will be studied in his correspondence with Jefferson regarding the propriety of these amendments. Attention will also be given to Madison as Republican Party leader under the first party system and the distinctions between his republican theories offered as party leader and that of the Federalist essays.
Tour: James Madison’s Montpelier
Discussion Leader: Dr. Gordon Lloyd, Ashbrook Senior Fellow and Professor Emeritus at Pepperdine University
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 27, 2016; Applications accepted on a rolling basis after deadline.
Participation is based on a competitive application process. Qualifications are below.