Lecture: “The Founders and the Idea of a National University,” by George Thomas

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Feb 26, 2015


7:30 pm


UCLA Law School Building, Room 1457
385 Charles E Young Drive
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School Building, Room 1457

Event Description

On February 26 Professor George Thomas of  Claremont McKenna College will be giving a lecture on the Founding Fathers of America and the idea of a National University.


On the following Saturday, February 28 Professor Thomas will participate in a seminar on the American Founders on civic education.

The seminar is free and open to all, but to keep it to a size permitting conversation, enrollment is necessary.

Enroll by sending an e-mail to Daniel Lowenstein.

The seminar will be held in the UCLA Law School Building, room 2442 from 10:30am-12:30pm.

A pizza lunch will be delivered at the conclusion of the discussion.


George Thomas is Associate Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College.  His lecture will be based on his recent book, Constituting the American Mind: The Founders and the Idea of a National University.  He is also the author of The Madisonian Constitution (2008) as well as articles and book chapters on American political thought and development.  In 2006 he was awarded the American Political Science Association’s Alexander L. George award for the best article on quantitative methods.  He has received grants from the Huntington Library and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Professor Thomas’ appearance is part of CLAFI’s ongoing Commercial Republic Project, which is conducted in partnership with the Jack Miller Center and made possible by the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.