September 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
A Constitution Day Lecture by
Prof. Jack Rakove
Paul Brest Hall
555 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford, CA 94305
4:30pm – 5:30pm Lecture
5:30pm – 6:30pm Reception
In celebration of Constitution Day, please join the Stanford Constitutional Law Center for the annual Constitution Day Lecture, followed by a reception. Renowned historian Jack Rakove of the Stanford History Department will deliver this year’s lecture.
Jack N. Rakove
William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and professor of political science and (by courtesy) law, Stanford University
Jack Rakove is the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and professor of political science and (by courtesy) law at Stanford, 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. He is the author of six books, including Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (1996), which won the Pulitzer Prize in History, and Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America (2010), which was a finalist for the George Washington Prize, and the editor of seven others, including The Unfinished Election of 2000 (2001). He 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.