Prof. Michael Klarman

Phelps Stokes 212 Chestnut St., Berea, KY

The Framers' Coup: The Making of the U.S. Constitution Harvard law professor Klarman will discuss his recent book, The Framers’ Coup, the first comprehensive account of the background, drafting, and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Klarman addresses how the Framers managed to write a nationalist and democracy-constraining constitution, and how they […]

Prof. Shauna Shames

Phelps Stokes 212 Chestnut St., Berea, KY

Changing of the Guard? Millennials and U.S. Politics Rutgers University political science professor Shames will discuss her recent book, Out of the Running: Why Millennials Reject Political Careers and Why it Matters. She addresses the reasons young people often avoid participating in the political process and avoid running for office. She argues that the costs […]

Norman J. Ornstein

Politics, Elections and Democracy in an Age of Tribalism and Pandemic Norman Ornstein is a political scientist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative Washington D.C. think tank. He will discuss the origins and implications of political divisions in the U.S., including race, education and economics, how they are connected to Trump […]