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Ceaser to present Vaughan Lecture, Oct. 6

James Ceaser, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, will deliver the second Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America's Founding Principles at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in 104 Computer Science Building.

He will discuss "Nature and History in the Thought of the American Founders."

Ceaser is the author of several books on American politics and political thought, including "Presidential Selection," "Reforming the Reforms," "Liberal Democracy and Political Science" and "Reconstructing America." He often comments on American politics for the Voice of America broadcasting service.

The Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America's Founding Principles is an endowed Princeton University lecture hosted by the Department of Politics. Its purpose is to promote and advance understanding of the founding principles and core doctrines of American constitutionalism. The inaugural Vaughan Lecturer in 2004 was Judge Michael McConnell of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

This event is presented by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions in the Department of Politics. For additional information, call (609) 258-5107.

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