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Throughout the academic year, the Douglass Forum will host debates and lectures. Some of these events will feature visiting scholars and some of these events will feature Linfield students. For many past events, there are video links available below.

2014 - 2015 Events

Previous Year's Events

September 8th Constitution Day Lecture: "How Do We Know What the Constitution Means?" Jack Rakove, Stanford University
In this Constitution Day lecture, Jack Rakove theorizes about how we know what the Constitution originally meant, how we know what it means today, and why we argue about it so much.
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Constitution Day Lecture: "A Politician Thinking: The Political Thought of James Madison" Jack Rakove, Stanford University
n this public lecture, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jack Rakove discusses the origins of his forthcoming book, A Politician Thinking: The Creative Mind of James Madison.
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