Jack N. Rakove (keynote speaker) is the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and professor of political science at Stanford University, where he has taught since 1980. He was educated at Haverford College, where he earned a BA in history in 1968, the University of Edinburgh, and Harvard, where he received his PhD in history in 1975 and studied under Bernard Bailyn. Before coming to Stanford, he taught at Colgate University from 1975–1980. He is the author of six books: The Beginnings of National Politics: An Interpretive History of the Continental Congress (New York: Alfred Knopf, 1979); James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic (revised edition, Addison, Wesley, Longman, 2001, 2006); Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (New York: Alfred Knopf, 1996), which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in History, the 1997 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award, and the 1998 Society of the Cincinnati Book Prize; Declaring Rights: A Brief History with Documents (Boston: Bedford Books, 1997); The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009); and Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010). Professor Rakove’s research continues to revolve around the era of the American Revolution and the adoption of the Constitution. His next book is Beyond Belief, Beyond Conscience: The Radical Significance of the Free Exercise of Religion, to be published by Oxford University Press as part of its new series on unalienable rights.