By NR Staff • 

Sept. 8 event at Linfield looks at Constitution

Rakove will present “A Politician Thinking: The Political Thought of James Madison” at 12:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall. Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. He will discuss “How Do We Know What the Constitution Means?” at 6:30 p.m. that evening in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium.

Rakove is the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and professor of political science at Stanford University, where he has taught since 1980. His principal areas of research include the origins of the American Revolution and Constitution, the political practice and theory of James Madison and the role of historical knowledge in constitutional litigation.

The author of six books, Rakove is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and a past president of the Society for the History of the Early American Republic.

His talks are sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Nick Buccola at or 503-883-2246.

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