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

David M. Gallagher
  • The Catholic University of America
Michael J. Gerhardt
  • Samuel Ashe Professor of Constitutional Law & Director of the Center on Law and Government, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • 2003-04 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Alicja Anna Gescinska
  • Philosopher and Novelist; Host of Wanderlust, Canvas TV, Belgium
  • 2013-14 James Madison Program William E. Simon Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion and Public Life
Alan R. Gibson
  • Kinder Institute Distinguished Faculty Fellow, University of Missouri
  • 2005-06 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Christopher-Marcus Gibson *19
  • Director, Princeton Initiative in Catholic Thought, Princeton University
  • 2020-2021 James Madison Program John and Daria Barry Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 2019-2020 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate
Sherif Girgis '08 *15
  • Associate Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School
Maria Maddalena Giungi
  • Consultant, External Relations, Health and Multilateral Partnership of the World Health Organization
  • 2015-16 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate
Mary Ann Glendon
  • Learned Hand Professor of Law Emerita, Harvard University
Solveig L. Gold '17
  • 2022-23 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 2021-22 Senior Research Assistant
Jack Goldsmith
  • Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law, Harvard University
Alessandra L. González
  • Research Assistant Professor, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago
  • 2013-14 James Madison Program William E. Simon Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion and Public Life
Michael R. Gonzalez
  • Executive Director, The Institute of American Constitutional Thought and Leadership, University of Toledo
  • 2023-24 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate
Christopher R. Green '94
  • Professor of Law and Jamie L. Whitten Chair in Law and Government, University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Fall 2015 James Madison Program Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow
Amanda Greene
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2020-21 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow