Jack Rakove, one of the nation’s most respected scholars of the American Constitution, will discuss “Beyond Belief: The Radical Significance of the Free Exercise of Religion” on Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. in McGuinn Hall, room 121. Rakove, a professor of history, American studies and political science at Stanford University,
has written extensively on the origins of the American Revolution and of the Constitution, and the political ideas and career of James Madison. His publications include James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic, Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution, which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in History, and, most recently,Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America. Co-sponsors: Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, BC Legal History Roundtable, and the History and Political Science departments.