Published December 20, 2021 by Bowdoin News

Yarbrough Awarded Claremont Institute’s Salvatori Prize

Jean Yarbrough, Bowdoin’s Gary M. Pendy Sr. Professor of Social Sciences, has been awarded the Claremont Institute’s Henry Salvatori Prize, presented each year to an individual “who has distinguished himself or herself by an understanding of, and actions taken to, preserve and foster the principles upon which the United States was built.”

Jean Yarbrough
Jean Yarbrough

Yarbrough, whose teaching areas include political philosophy and American political thought, has twice received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1983-1984 and 2005-2006).

She is the author of American Virtues: Thomas Jefferson on the Character of a Free People (Kansas, 1998), has edited The Essential Jefferson (Hackett, 2006) and, her most recent book, Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition (University Press of Kansas, 2012), won the Richard E. Neustadt Award in 2013.

Yarbrough currently serves as a member of the National Council on the Humanities, a board of twenty-six distinguished private citizens appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.

Yarbrough received the prize at a private dinner on December 14 in New York City. She will deliver her Salvatori Prize speech during the Claremont Institute’s 2022 spring alumni retreat.