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

Robert F. Nagel
  • Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law, University of Colorado School of Law
  • Fall 2016 James Madison Program Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow
Jasmina Nedevska
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2020-2021 James Madison Program Postdoctoral Research Associate
Michael J. New
  • Assistant Professor of Social Research, The Busch School of Business, The Catholic University of America
Dwight Newman
  • Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2015-16 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Alberto Nones
  • Professor of History of Music, "G. Rossini" Conservatory of Music of Pesaro, Italy
  • 2009-10 James Madison Program Olin-Lehrman Postdoctoral Fellow
Jack Wade Nowlin
  • Dean, W. Frank Newton Professor of Law, Texas Tech University
  • Spring 2009 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow