James Madison Lectures: Scholarship in Honor of Merrill Jensen “‘The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind’: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University”
October 11 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Presented by Dr. Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy, Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies.
Join the Wisconsin Historical Society, the UW-Madison Center for the Study of the American Constitution, and the UWM Libraries for a free presentation exploring Thomas Jefferson’s revolutionary ideas about higher education.
Thomas Jefferson regarded his founding of the University of Virginia as one of his three greatest achievements in life, together with the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Hear how Jefferson’s ideas continue to have relevance to public education in our country today.