James Madison Lecture Lecture

"'The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind:' Thomas Jefferson's Idea of a University"

Thursday, October 11, 2018

4:30 p.m: Free lecture, no reservations necessary

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Join the Wisconsin Historical Society, the UW-Madison Center for the Study of the American Constitution, and the UW-Milwaukee Libraries for a free presentation illuminating 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 to this very day.

Our speaker is Dr. Andrew J. O'ShaughnessyVice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies.

This free lecture will also be presented in Madison on Wednesday, October 10.  


UW-Milwaukee Golda Meir Library, 4th floor conference room
2311 E Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211