About the FCG

The Foundation for Constitutional Government is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to supporting the serious study of politics and political philosophy both online and on campus, with particular attention to the Constitutional character of American government and the founding of the United States.

Online Education in Political Studies

The FCG develops online programming such as Great Thinkers, Contemporary Thinkers, and Conversations.

Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard

The Foundation for Constitutional Government is pleased to support the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University. The Program on Constitutional Government is associated with the Center for American Political Studies in the Department of Government at Harvard University. It was founded in 1983 by Harvey Mansfield and Bill Kristol, and guided since then by Mansfield and R. Shep Melnick of Boston College. The Program promotes the study of the U.S. Constitution and its principles, combining the fields of political theory and American government. It brings visiting professors to Harvard, invites guest speakers, and supports postdoctoral fellowships. It seeks to improve the access of students to political debate—since it is in the interest of all that both sides be heard.