Adam Seagrave (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri, where he also serves as Associate Professor of Constitutional Democracy with the university's Kinder Institute for Constitutional Democracy. His research focuses on the central ideas of the American political tradition, both in the American context itself as well as its antecedents in the history of political thought. His first book, The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014. His second book, Liberty and Equality: The American Conversation, was published in 2015 by the University Press of Kansas. Dr. Seagrave is currently engaged in two major projects: a book on the history of rights in the U.S., and a modern re-phrasing of selected Federalist papers (under contract with Hackett Publishing).
In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Seagrave serves as the managing editor of the journal American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions and Culture.
Stephen F. Knott is the Thomas & Mabel Guy Professor of American History and Government at Ashland University and Professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College.
He served as co-chair of the University of Virginia's Presidential Oral History Program and directed the Ronald Reagan Oral History Project. He is the author of Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth; Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency; The Reagan Years; At Reagan’s Side: Insiders’ Recollections from Sacramento to the White House, and Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics. His most recent book, Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America, was co-authored with Tony Williams, and was published in September, 2015.
Professor Knott received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College, and has taught at the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Virginia.
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