James Madison Society
Born near Milan, Angelo Codevilla became a US citizen in 1962 and graduated from Rutgers in 1965, having studied natural sciences, languages, and politics. He has been married since 1966 and has five children. He studied with Leo Strauss at Claremont, served as a US naval officer, and received his Ph.D. in 1973. After teaching political science, Codevilla entered the US Foreign Service (political cone, European Bureau) via the exam. Between 1977 and 1985 he was on the staff of the Senate Select Committe on Intelligence. Meanwhile, he taught political philosophy at Georgetown , and was a principal on Presidential transition teams for the State Department and CIA. Between 1985 and 1995 Codevilla was a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Since 1995 he has been professor of international relations at Boston University.
Codevilla is the author of eight books, including Informing Statecraft, War Ends And Means, The Character Of Nations, and a linguistic anaysis of Machaivelli's Prince. He publishes widely in the US and abroad. Google has over 3000 entries on Codevilla. He is at work on an intellectual history of US foreign relations. His series of articles on the current war appears in The Claremont Review of Books.
Michael J. Gerhardt is the Arthur B. Hanson Professor at William Mary Law School.
His books include The Federal Impeachment Process, The Federal Appointments Process: A Constitutional and Historical Analysis, and he is currently working on a new book tentatively entitled The Prism of Precedent, to be published by Oxford University Press. He is a co-author of the book, Constitutional Theory: Arguments and Perspectives (1st. edition, Michie 1993, 2nd. edition, Lexis Law Publishing 2000). He has published numerous law review articles, chapters in various treatises on constitutional law, and commentaries. He has contributed as well to several bipartisan studies of current constitutional conflicts, most recently serving as a Reporter for The Constitution Project's analysis of the First Amendment implications of the war on terrorism. In 1992-93, he served as a special consultant to the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal and to the Presidential Transition, and in 1994, he served as a special consultant to the White House on the nomination of Stephen Breyer to the United States Supreme Court. During the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton in 1998-99, he consulted widely with members of Congress and the national media. From mid-November 1998 until the end of President Clinton's impeachment trial in February 1999, Professor Gerhardt served as CNN's full-time, resident expert on the impeachment process. He received his B.A. cum laude from Yale University, his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Chicago.
Steven Lenzner received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he wrote a dissertation entitled "Leo Strauss and the Problem of Freedom of Thought: The Rediscovery of the Philosophic Arts of Reading and Writing." His articles and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of journals including Political Theory, The Good Society and The National Review and cover a range of subjects from Strauss's political philosophy to an interpretation of the film "Miller's Crossing." His most recent publications include "A Literary Exercise in Self-Knowledge: Strauss's Twofold Interpretation of Maimonides" ( Perspectives on Political Science , Fall 2002), "Leo Strauss and the Conservatives" ( Policy Review , April-May 2003) and " Crime & Punishment?: Bill James's unconventional mystery novels" ( The Weekly Standard, June 30, 2003 ). While at the Madison Center, he pursued a study on the unexpectedly timely topic of "Leo Strauss and American Liberal Democracy." He currently resides in Washington, DC where he is a fellow at the New Citizenship Project.
Joyce Malcolm is a specialist in early modern English and Colonial American legal and constitutional history and in war and society. She is Professor of History at Bentley College and a senior advisor at the MIT Security Studies Program. Malcolm is author of six books, including To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right and Guns and Violence: The English Experience and editor of the two-volume collection, The Struggle for Sovereignty: Seventeenth-Century English Political Tracts . Her essays have appeared in historical journals and law reviews and have been featured in The Boston Globe, The Financial Times Weekend Edition and the BBC News online. She has been interviewed by television and radio programs including "The News Hour with Jim Leherer," National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation," and the British Broadcasting Company's Radio 4 and 5. She lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Jeffry Morrison is Associate Professor of Government at Regent University , and a faculty member at the federal government's James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Boston College and Georgetown University, where he received his Ph.D. He has also taught at Georgetown, where he was Bradley Research Fellow in the Department of Government, and at the United States Air Force Academy, where he was an award-winning member of the Department of Political Science. He is co-editor of The Founders on Church and State (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming), and author of John Witherspoon and the American Republic (under contract, University of Notre Dame Press), The Political Philosophy of George Washington (under contract, Johns Hopkins University Press), and articles on American political thought. Morrison lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Colleen Sheehan is Associate Professor of Political Science at Villanova University, where she has taught since 1986. She received her B.A. from Eisenhower College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School. Her scholarly interests include American Political Theory and the Ethics of Jane Austen. She has been awarded fellowships and grants from the Earhart Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is co-editor of Friends of the Constitution: The Writings of the "Other" Federalists, 1787-88, and her scholarly publications appear in such journals as the William and Mary Quarterly, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, and Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal. She is a former Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and of the Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on Academic Standards and currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Association of Scholars and a Member of the Council of Scholars of the American Academy of Liberal Education. She is currently working on a book on James Madison's theory of the politics of public opinion.
Michael Sugure joined the James Madison Program in 2002 and has been teaching at Princeton University since 1994. He is widely regarded to be one of Princeton University 's most dynamic teachers. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he holds a doctorate from Columbia University.
Steven Teles is Assistant Professor of Politics at Brandeis University. He has previously held positions at Hamilton College, the College of the Holy Cross, Harvard University, Boston University and the University of London. His first book, Whose Welfare: AFDC and Elite Politics, examined the politics of welfare policy up to and including the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act. His current project examines the development of the conservative legal movement, including cases on the Federalist Society, conservative public interest law organizations, and law and economics. He has also written on affirmative action in Great Britain, federalism in Britain and the European Union, the politics of US-China policy, and the normative foundations of policy analysis.
Joseph P. Viterittti, Visiting Professor of Politics at Princeton, is the Blanche Davis Blank Professor of Public Policy at Hunter College, CUNY, and formerly a Research Professor of Public Policy at New York University where he was also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law. His publications include Making Good Citizens: Education and Civil Society (Yale University Press); Choosing Equality: School Choice, the Constitution, and Civil Society (Brookings Institution Press), and articles in the Political Science Quarterly; Southern California Law Review; Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy; Yale Law & Policy Review; Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy; Virginia Journal of Social Policy & Law; Fordham Urban Law Journal; Journal of Urban Affairs; Administration & Society; Public Administration Review; Journal of Political Science; Public Interest; and Brookings Review. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York.