The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to sponsor the Constitution Day lecture “Jefferson’s Revolutionary Constitution: Paradox and Potential,” by Jeremy D. Bailey, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Houston on Tuesday, September 17, at 5:00 p.m. in Pohndorff Room, 3rd Floor of Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College.

Associate Professor Jeremy Bailey holds a dual appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Honors College at the University of Houston. His research interests include executive power, the presidency, and American political thought and development.  Bailey is the author of Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power (Cambridge University Press 2007), and coauthor of The Removal Power: Dilemmas in American Constitutional Development (forthcoming from University Press of Kansas). Bailey’s articles have been published in American Political Science Review, Review of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism.

Bailey along with F. Flagg Taylor and J. David Alvis are the co-authors the newly released publication The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2010 recounting the removal power debate from the Founding to the present day. Bailey is now working on a book on James Madison and the problem of constitutional imperfection, as well as collaborating with colleague Brandon Rottinghaus on a project on unilateral orders and the presidency. Bailey received his Ph.D. from Boston College, where his dissertation was the 2004 co-winner of the APSA’ s E. E. Schattschneider Prize for best dissertation in American politics. He joined the University of Houston in 2007.