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An Evening with Stanford Professor Jack Rakove

Event Details

Mon, May 16, 2016
06:30PM - 08:15PM
Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington DC 20008
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Registration Period:
The online registration fee is $12 for WDCSA members and $15 for non-members. We will ask an additional $3 ($15 total) for members and $5 ($20 total) for those who join us on the 16th without having registered.
Ms. Risa Shimoda

Please join us for a very special evening with Stanford historian Professor Jack Rakove, the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Law at Stanford, where he has taught since 1980. 

Professor Rakove will speak to What Is Really Wrong with Our Presidential Electoral System: Deep History and Contemporary Politics. He will examine “common misconceptions about the origins of the electoral college and current concerns about presidential elections.”

Professor Rakove earned a B.A. in History at Haverford College in 1968, studied at the University of Edinburgh, and received his Ph.D. in History in 1975 from Harvard. Before coming to Stanford, he taught at Colgate University from 1975-1980.  He is the author of six books, including Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (New York: Alfred Knopf, 1996), which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in History. Professor Rakove teaches courses in early American history and the origins and interpretation of the Constitution.

Light refreshments will include a display of domestic cheese, whole fruit, crackers and French bread, cocktail sandwiches, chips, dip, soft drinks and bottled water. The fee is $12 for members, $15 for non-members. 

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