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Madison's vision for America is topic, April 26

"James Madison and the Spirit of Republicanism" is the subject of a lecture scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in 104 Computer Science.

The lecture will be delivered by Colleen Sheehan, an associate professor of political science at Villanova University and visiting professor in Princeton's Department of Politics. It is the final talk in the series of Alpheus T. Mason Lectures in Constitutional Law and Political Thought on the "Quest for Freedom," sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

Sheehan will examine Madison's vision for America and explore his concern for forming and keeping alive the spirit of a free, republican people. She currently is working on a book on Madison's political thought and is teaching a course at Princeton on American statesmanship, focusing on Madison and other Founding Fathers.

Sheehan co-edited "Friends of the Constitution: Writings of the Other Federalists, 1787-1788" and has written numerous articles on America's founding and 18th-century political and moral thought.

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