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Higher Education

Partnering with college faculty and administrators to expand access to education in the history and political principles of our nation

Higher Education

The Jack Miller Center conducts a series of national programs to support the efforts of our faculty partners and bring a wide spectrum of valuable resources to their work.

Our national programs reach beyond campus borders, offering opportunities for professors from around the country to meet and collaborate, and providing resources for curriculum and program enhancement, channels for publication and support to advance their careers.

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One way the Jack Miller Center grows and supports its national network of professors and educators is through targeted regional efforts.

Working with local faculty and donors in a particular region of the country, we are able to solidify our partnerships with faculty, offer occasions for local faculty to work together, identify the unique needs of particular regions of the country, and set the stage for new curriculum development.

Our foremost regional effort is JMC’s Chicago Initiative. Launched in 2009, the initiative includes ten institutions and more than 100 professors dedicated to teaching American political thought and history. The Chicago Initiative has paved the way for a series of burgeoning programs in Northeast and Midwest and is our model for expansion to other areas of the country.

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The Jack Miller Center supports the development of programs on college campuses dedicated to teaching American political thought and history. These centers provide a hub for new course offerings, student and faculty events, student fellowships and activities, community outreach efforts and more.  Programs we support have included:

  • Adam Smith Program
    University of Richmond
  • American Democracy Forum
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • American Founding Initiative
    Boise State University
  • Center for American Studies
    Christopher Newport University
  • Benjamin Franklin Project
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Benjamin Franklin Project
    Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Center for American Studies
    Columbia University
  • Freedom and Citizenship Program
    Columbia University
  • Center for Legal Studies
    Northwestern University
  • Center for the Liberal Arts and Free Institutions
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Civic Education Project
    George Mason University
  • Civil War Era Studies Program
    Gettysburg College
  • Classical Tradition in Learning & Leadership
    Louisiana State University
  • Cline Center for Democracy
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Colloquium on the American Founding
    Amherst College
  • Committee on Social Thought
    University of Chicago
  • Common Intellectual Experience
    Ursinus College
  • Conference on American and Jewish Legal Thought
    DePaul University
  • Constitutional Studies
    University of Notre Dame
  • Daniel Webster Project
    Dartmouth University
  • David Hume Forum
    Loyola University, Chicago
  • Davis Political Theory Forum
    University of California, Davis
  • Civics and the American Founding Program
    Lake Forest College
  • Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
    University of Missouri
  • George Washington Forum
    Ohio University
  • American Values and Institutions Program
    Duke University
  • The Modern World
    Claremont McKenna College
  • James Madison College; Department of Political Science
    Michigan State University
  • Jepson School of Leadership Studies
    University of Richmond
  • Kent Forum
    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Miller Forum for Civics Education
    Florida Atlantic University
  • Montesquieu Forum for the Study of Civic Life
    Roosevelt University
  • Political Theory Project
    Brown University
  • Program in Constitutional Government
    Harvard University
  • Program in Democracy and Citizenship
    Emory University
  • Center for Political Thought and Leadership
    Arizona State University
  • Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy
    University of Virginia
  • Program on Freedom and Free Societies
    Cornell University
  • John Marshall Project
    Boston College
  • Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy
    Rhodes College
  • Project on Liberty & American Constitutionalism
    Utah State University
  • Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions
    Villanova University
  • The Charles Carroll Program
    College of the Holy Cross
  • The Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise
    Northwood University
  • The Phronesis Program in Politics and Ethics
    University of Houston
  • Tocqueville Forum on American Ideas and Institutions
    University of Houston
  • The Project on American Democracy and Citizenship
    University of Montana
  • Tocqueville Forum for Political Understanding
    Georgetown University
  • Tocqueville Program
    Indiana University
  • Washington D.C. Political Theory Colloquium
    American University
  • Western Heritage Program
    Carthage College
  • Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions
    Yale University