News, Media & Publications
October 11, 2016
Prof. Marvin Overby on Democratic Party Loyalty Among African American Voters
As part of our ongoing relationship with Newsy, Prof. Marvin Overby sat down with Eugene Daniels to discuss the history underlying African American voters’ loyalty to the Democratic Party.
September 1, 2016
C.S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law
Co-authored with Micah J. Watson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Politics & Religion at Union University, C.S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law debunks the commonly held assumption that Lewis was uninterested in politics and public affairs by exploring “the contours of Lewis’ multi-faceted Christian engagement with political philosophy […]
August 31, 2016
Introducing Professor Jay Sexton, Kinder Institute Endowed Chair in Constitutional Democracy
It’s with great pleasure that we officially announce that Professor Jay Sexton has joined the Kinder Institute as our first Chair in Constitutional Democracy. Formerly of Oxford University, where he served as a lecturer, tutorial fellow, and director of the Rothermere American Institute, Prof. Sexton is the author of The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation […]
July 14, 2016
On the Revival of University of Missouri Press and "Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation"
Click here to read Emma Pettit’s wonderful account in the Chronicle of Higher Ed of how the University of Missouri Press bounced back after nearly being shuttered four years ago and the role that books such as Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation, the first title in the Press’ Studies in Constitutional Democracy series developed […]
June 9, 2016
Professor Jeff Pasley Named Finalist for George Washington Book Prize
Professor Jeffrey L. Pasley, Associate Director of the Kinder Institute, discusses his most recent book, The First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy, a finalist for the 2014 George Washington Book Prize.
June 7, 2016
“Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination”: Town & Gown Dinner Lecture with Professors Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf
Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination with Professors Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf On April 4, 2016, Professors Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard University) and Peter S. Onuf (UVA, emeritus) launched the national book tour for their co-authored ‘Most Blessed of the Patriarchs’: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of […]