Bronze statue of George Washington by John Quincy Adams Ward on the front steps of Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City, N.Y.
June 8, 2022| Member Event |

American Cincinnatus: George Washington the Statesman

Event Overview

Join us at Fraunces Tavern at 5:30 P.M. ET as we explore the republican statesmanship of America’s first president, George Washington. The event will feature a presentation by CSS faculty member Dr. Jeffry Morrison (professor of American studies at Christopher Newport University and director of academics at the James Madison Foundation), followed by a reception and dinner with Common Sense Society faculty and fellows.


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Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl Street
New York, N.Y. 10004

Featured Speakers

A photo of Jeffry Morrison, Ph.D.

Jeffry Morrison, Ph.D.

Professor at Christopher Newport University, director of academics at the James Madison Foundation

Dr. Jeffry Morrison is professor of American studies at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, and director of academics at the federal government’s James Madison Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated with distinction from Boston College and from Georgetown University, where he earned the M.A. and Ph.D. in government. Dr. Morrison has also held faculty positions at Princeton University, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Georgetown University, and Regent University. He has published as author or editor five books on American political culture, including The Political Philosophy of George Washington, and chapters, articles, and reviews in numerous scholarly publications in fields including history, political science, and religion. He has lectured at colleges and historic sites throughout the United States and in England, and made media appearances on radio, in journalism, and on television.

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