James Madison Society

The James Madison Society is an international community of scholars whose research contributes significantly to civic education in institutions of higher learning. Members of the Society share the belief of James Madison that only a well-instructed people can be permanently free. They also share a commitment to instill within rising generations an appreciation of the common good and the moral foundations of democratic governance. The Society provides a forum through which scholars who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in constitutional law, political thought, and related fields can engage in intensive discussions about their research and teaching.

Board of Consulting Scholars

Hadley P. Arkes
  • Edward Ney Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus, Amherst College
  • Director, James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights & the American Founding
  • 2002-03 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
John M. Finnis
  • Biolchini Family Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
  • Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy Emeritus, University of Oxford
Mary Ann Glendon
  • Learned Hand Professor of Law Emerita, Harvard University
Leon R. Kass
  • Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College, The University of Chicago
  • Dean of the Faculty, Shalem College, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Madden-Jewett Chair Emeritus, American Enterprise Institute
Harvey C. Mansfield
  • William R. Kenan, Jr. Research Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Paul R. McHugh
  • University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Johns Hopkins University
Gilbert C. Meilaender
  • Senior Research Professor, Valparaiso University
David Novak
  • J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Professor Emeritus of Religion, Philosophy, and Jewish Studies, and Fellow of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto
  • 2005-06 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Daniel N. Robinson ~ d. 2018
  • Fellow, Faculty of Philosophy, Adjunct Fellow, Linacre College, University of Oxford
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University
James Q. Wilson ~ d. 2012
  • Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
  • Former President, American Political Science Association
  • Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom

Members of the James Madison Society

Boleslaw Z. Kabala
  • Assistant Professor of American Politics, Colorado Christian University
  • 2017-18 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate
Christopher Kaczor
  • Chair, Department of Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University
  • 2014-15 James Madison Program William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life
Leon R. Kass
  • Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College, The University of Chicago
  • Dean of the Faculty, Shalem College, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Madden-Jewett Chair Emeritus, American Enterprise Institute
Paul E. Kerry
  • Associate Professor of History, Brigham Young University
  • 2007-08 James Madison Program Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow
Ken I. Kersch
  • Professor of Political Science, Boston College
  • 2001-02 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Charles R. Kesler
  • Dengler-Dykema Distinguished Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College
Sarah Beth V. Kitch
  • Associate Director, Civitas Institute, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2016-17 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University
Harvey Klehr
  • Andrew Mellon Professor of Politics and History, Emeritus, Emory University
Benjamin A. Kleinerman
  • R.W. Morrison Chair of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Baylor University
  • 2011-12 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Fellow
Stefan Kolev
  • Academic Director of the Ludwig Erhard Forum for Economy and Society, Berlin
  • Professor of Economics at University of Applied Sciences Zwickau
  • 2022-23 Visiting Fellow
Robert C. Koons
  • Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2014-15 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Peter K. Koritansky
  • Professor of Religious Studies, University of Prince Edward Island (Canada)
  • 2021-22 John and Daria Barry Visiting Research Scholar
Alan Charles Kors
  • Henry Charles Lea Professor Emeritus of History, University of Pennsylvania
Stephen M. Krason
  • Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies, Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Co-founder and President, Society of Catholic Social Scientists
Michael I. Krauss
  • Professor Emeritus of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Spring 2010 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow