On March 16, 2001, the Library of Congress in cooperation with the James Madison Commemoration Commission, will host a symposium to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Madison, the nation's fourth president. The symposium, "James Madison; Philosopher and Practitioner of Liberal Democracy," is co-sponsored by the Henry Salvatori Center, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California. The symposium will explore the thought and character of Madison as well as his many significant contributions to our nation's history: composing notable state papers in defense of religious liberty, 1776 and 1785; acting as the architect and principal defender of the Constitution of the United States, 1787-1788; introducing the legislation that produced the Bill of Rights, 1789; serving as Secretary of State, 1801-1809, and as President of the United States, 1809-1817. The symposium is open to the public without charge or advance reservation.
Symposium (open to the public)
March 16, 2001
119 Thomas Jefferson Building
Library of Congress
James Madison: Philosopher and Practitioner of Liberal Democracy
Charles Kesler, Chairman, Claremont McKenna College
Lance Banning, University of Kentucky
"James Madison, Federalist"
Robert Goldwin, American Enterprise Institute
"James Madison's Sagacious, Powerful, Combining Mind"
James Hutson, Library of Congress
"James Madison and the Social Utility of Religion; Risks vs. Rewards"
Harry Jaffa, Claremont McKenna College
"Defenders of the Constitution: Madison vs. Calhoun"
Drew McCoy, Clark University
"Remembering James Madison: Character, Vision and Experience"
Gary Rosen, Commentary Magazine
"Was Madison an Original Thinker?"
Sponsored by the Henry Salvatori Center, Claremont McKenna College, and
The Library of Congress
James Hutson, Chief
The Library of Congress
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