Stephen Elkin

Stephen Elkin
Emeritus Professor of Government
University of Maryland
Friday February 20, 2015
12:00 p.m., Luncheon Lecture
Claremont McKenna College
Kravis Center, Seminar Room 321
To Constitute the American Republic: Statesmanship and Other Maladies
Elkin will present an account of how to constitute the commercial republic which Americans
aspire to realize. He will build on Madison’s theory but go beyond it guided by Machiavelli. The
result, among other things, will be a description of republican statesmanship.
Stephen Elkin is professor emeritus of Government at the University of Maryland, the author of
Reconstructing the Commercial Republic: Constitutional Design After Madison and numerous
other books and articles. He is the founding editor of the journal The Good Society.
Seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. to [email protected] by Tuesday February 17, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Elkin will also deliver a lecture entitled “How to Make (and
Keep) a Republic: Selections from Machiavelli, Locke, Publius (The
Federalist), and Lincoln.”
Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
UCLA Law School, Room 2442
Refreshments and Pizza lunch will be delivered following the discussion.
The seminar is free and open to all. Enrollment is limited. To enroll,
send an email to Professor Daniel Lowenstein at
[email protected] The readings will be sent electronically to
enrolled participants.