James Madison's Montpelier We The People Fall 2014 - Page 12

We The People 12 building democracy M ontpelier’s Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution welcomed 25 young African leaders for a constitutional studies program as part of its collaboration with the U.S. State Department’s Young African Leaders Initiative and the Presidential Precinct. Working with Montpelier staff and scholars The Fellows’ six-week program was organized by the Presidential Precinct, which provided a forum for comparative constitution-building at world-class sites like Montpelier, the College of William & Mary, the University of Virginia, Morven, Ash Lawn-Highland, and Monticello.