James Madison’s Constitution: In Order to Establish Justice

Sep 22, 2015, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
Lewis Library 120


Event Description

Lynn UzzellScholar in Residence, Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution, James Madison’s Montpelier

Respondents: Darren StaloffProfessor of History, The City College of New York and The City University of New York; William B. AllenProfessor Emeritus of Political Science, Michigan State University


Lynn Uzzell is Scholar in Residence at the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier. She is Project Coordinator for “James Madison: Lessons in Leadership and Life,” a 3-year collaborative project partnering the Center for the Constitution, the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.  She has taught classes on political philosophy, rhetoric, the United States Constitution, and American political thought at Baylor University, the University of Virginia, the University of Richmond, and through James Madison University.  She is also currently adjunct faculty at James Madison University and Senior Fellow at the Fox Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her BA in speech communications at Black Hills State University and her MA and PhD in politics at the University of Dallas. 

William B. Allen is Emeritus Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science and Emeritus Dean, James Madison College at Michigan State University. Currently he is the Miller Senior Fellow in the Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova University, and he serves as Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church in Havre de Grace, Maryland. He was the 2006 - 2007 Ann & Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He also served previously on the National Council for the Humanities and as Chairman and Member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. His extensive publications include Rethinking Uncle Tom: The Political Philosophy of H. B. Stowe (2009). Professor Allen received his PhD from Claremont Graduate School.

Darren Staloff is Professor of History at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and Director of the Hertog Scholars Program at the Macaulay Honors College, CUNY.  He has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities and The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and was the James Madison Program’s 2006 – 2007 Garwood Family Visiting Fellow. His primary interests are early American intellectual and political history. He is the author of Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson: The Politics of Enlightenment and the American Founding (2007) and The Making of an American Thinking Class: Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts (1998).  He has also designed and performed in several taped lecture series with Teaching Company on American History and the History of Philosophy. He received his BA from Columbia College and his MA, MPhil, and PhD from Columbia University.

Co-Sponsored by:

The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution, James Madison’s Montpelier

Funded by:

The Bouton Law Lecture Fund


Lecture Series
The Antonin Scalia Constitution Day Lecture