Dr. Jack Barlow is Charles A. Dana Professor of Politics at Juniata College. His special areas of interest are political philosophy, American political thought, and constitutional law. He has also worked with the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution in Washington, D.C. where he was associate director for higher education programs and staff historian for the commission chairman, retired Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. Dr. Barlow's edition of selected writings by Gouverneur Morris, American statesman, diplomat, and member of the Constitutional Convention, was published in 2012. He also edited three books commemorating the Bicentennial of the Constitution. His articles and book reviews have appeared in History of Political Thought, Polity, The American Political Science Review, The Review of Politics, Interpretation, The Classical Journal, and other publications. In addition to his teaching at Juniata and his scholarly writing, Professor Barlow has worked extensively with civic education programs in the U.S. and abroad.
In this lecture, Dr. Jack Barlow discusses responsibility and citizenship, including American historical roots of concepts of citizenship, touching on the ideas of Benjamin Franklin and Alexis de Tocqueville, and the necessary preconditions for active citizenship.