Hamilton v. Jefferson: Who’s the MVP of the American Founding?

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium 2215 S. 3rd Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

In this public debate, political scientist Michael Federici, PhD, and historian Michael Schwarz, PhD, will consider the competing political philosophies and cultural legacies of two central American founders, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.

Federici, chair of the political science department at Mercyhurst University, is the author of several books, include his most recent, “The Political Philosophy of Alexander Hamliton” (Johns Hopkins University Press).

Schwarz, assistant history professor at Ashland University, has published essay on Founding-era politics and foreign relations, including articles on Jefferson, Madison and Hamilton. He is also an assistant director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program.

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