A leading scholar of the American Revolution, Pauline Maier, will discuss “Ratification of the U.S. Constitution: The Book, the Story and Why We Should Care” Feb. 10, 4:30 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Hall, Room 120.

Maier is author of numerous critically acclaimed books, including “Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788,” which won the 2011 George Washington Book Prize. The Wall Street Journal listed it among the top 10 books of 2010.

A professor of American history at MIT, Maier has been a consultant and commentator for PBS and The History Channel. She also writes regularly for The New York Times Book Review.

The program is part of the Marshall Center Lecture Series at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required at http://jepson.richmond.edu/marshall/index.html or 804-287-6522. A reception will follow. For more information call 804-287-6522, or email sbest@richmond.edu.