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

Chaim N. Saiman
  • Professor of Law, Villanova University
  • 2012-13 James Madison Program William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life
Richard A. Samuelson
  • Associate Professor of Government, Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship, Hillsdale College
  • 2009-10 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Fellow
William L. Saunders Jr.
  • Law Fellow and Director of Program in Human Rights, Institute for Human Ecology, and Co-Director, Center for Religious Freedom, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America; Director, Center for Human Rights, School of Arts & Sciences
Diana J. Schaub
  • Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Maryland
  • Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • 2011-12 James Madison Program Garwood Teaching Fellow and Visiting Fellow
Nathan W. Schlueter
  • Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Hillsdale College
  • 2011-12 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Gabriel Schoenfeld
  • Senior Fellow, Niskanen Center
  • Contributing Editor, The American Interest
Ethan Schrum
  • Associate Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Azusa Pacific University
  • 2020-21 James Madison Program John and Daria Barry Visiting Fellow
Benjamin Schvarcz
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • 2020-22 James Madison Program Postdoctoral Research Associate
Sir Roger Scruton ~ d. 2020
  • Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Oxford University, and Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington DC
  • Fall 2006 James Madison Program ISI Visiting Fellow
Colleen A. Sheehan
  • Professor of Politics, Arizona State University
  • Spring 2006 James Madison Program Garwood Teaching Fellow
  • 2003-04 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Ronen Shoval
  • Visiting Fellow in Jewish and Political Thought at the Ethics and Public Policy Center
  • Dean, Argaman Institute
  • 2022-23 Associate Research Scholar; Lecturer in Politics at Princeton
Alfred K. Siewers
  • Associate Professor of English, Bucknell University
  • 2018-19 James Madison Program William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life
Geoffrey Sigalet *18
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Luis A. Silva
  • Vice President for Research and Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, Universidad de los Andes
  • 2013-14 James Madison Program William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life
Fernando Simón Yarza
  • Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Navarra, Spain
  • 2014-15 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Matthew W. Slaboch
  • Assistant Professor, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, Arizona State University
  • 2017-18 James Madison Program Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Bradley A. Smith
  • Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Professor of Law, Capital University Law School
  • 2018-19 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Russell J. Snell
  • Director of Academic Programs, Witherspoon Institute
  • Editor-in-Chief, Public Discourse
  • 2015-16 James Madison Program William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life
Darren M. Staloff
  • Professor of History, Emeritus, The City College of New York and the City University of New York
  • 2006-07 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Fellow
  • Spring 2010 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Fellow and Visiting Professor in Politics
Sarah L. Staszak
  • Associate Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Fall 2008-Fall 2010 James Madison Program Postdoctoral Research Associate
Abigail Staysa
  • Civitas Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Austin
  • 2022-23 John and Daria Barry Postdoctoral Research Fellow
James R. Stoner, Jr.
  • Hermann Moyse, Jr., Professor and Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute, Department of Political Science, Louisiana State University
  • 2002-03 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
  • 2013-14 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Professor and Visiting Fellow
Benjamin Storey
  • Senior Fellow in Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies, American Enterprise Institute
  • 2016-17 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow, James Madison Program
Jenna Silber Storey
  • Senior Fellow in Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Lee J. Strang
  • Director, Institute of American Constitutional Thought & Leadership, University of Toledo
  • John W. Stoepler Professor of Law & Values, University of Toledo College of Law
  • 2018-19 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Seana Sugrue
  • Ambassador Michael Novak Chair of Politics; Professor of Politics, Ave Maria University
Michael Sugrue ~ d. 2024
  • Professor of History, Ave Maria University
  • 2003-04 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
  • 2012-13 James Madison Program Garwood Teaching Fellow and Visiting Fellow
Carol M. Swain
  • Professor of Political Science and Law (retired), Vanderbilt University
  • 2004-05 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow