A recording of this year's John G. Winant Lecture in American Government, delivered by Professor David Sehat on 'Politics after God', is now available on the University podcasts page. The lecture explores the place of religion in the United States Constitution and in the political thinking of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.
David Sehat is the university's John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government, 2017-18, and Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University. He is a cultural and intellectual historian of the United States and writes broadly on American intellectual, political, and cultural life. He is the author of The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible (Simon and Schuster, 2015) and The Myth of American Religious Freedom (Oxford, 2011; updated edn. 2015), which won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians.