Montpelier Seminars

Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution

Are you interested in learning more about the American political system, democratic governance, and how founding documents, like the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, continue to influence our lives today? 

Montpelier Seminars are a unique opportunity for anyone interested in the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship to gain a deeper understanding of the legacy our Founders worked so hard to leave behind. 

Each of the Montpelier Seminars encompasses a consistent core of knowledge about the principles of American constitutionalism — popular sovereignty, fundamental law, good government, full citizenship, and human liberty. 

Seminar participants will live and study on the historic grounds of James Madison's Montpelier. 

All seminars are open to the public. A limited number of scholarships are available for teachers. Click here for scholarship information. 

Click here for a full schedule of 2014 seminars. 



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