Dr. Michael Zuckert to Address the Spring Lecture Series
The Chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame will be this season’s Guest Lecturer for West Liberty University’s Spring Lecture Series.
Dr. Michael P. Zuckert will discuss “Slavery and the Constitutional Convention” on Monday, March 15 at noon in the Boyle Conference Center, located inside the ASRC.
Zuckert teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Political Philosophy and Theory, American Political Thought, American Constitutional Law, American Constitutional History, Constitutional Theory, and Philosophy of Law.
He has published extensively on a variety of topics, including George Orwell, Plato, Shakespeare, and contemporary liberal theory. He is currently finishing a book called Completing the Constitution: The Post-Civil War Amendments and is co-authoring another book on Machiavelli and Shakespeare. He has been commissioned to write the volume on John Rawls for a series on Twentieth Century Political Philosophy. He co-authored and co-produced public radio series Mr. Adams and Mr. Jefferson: A Nine Part Drama for the Radio. He also was senior scholar for Liberty! (1997), a six hour public television series on the American Revolution, and served as senior advisor on the PBS series on Benjamin Franklin (2002) and Alexander Hamilton (2007). He is currently head of the new Tocqueville Center for the Study of Religion in American Public Life.
The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Principles of the American Founding, West Liberty University’s latest academic endeavor. The Center’s mission is to study the principles of the American Founding and facilitate the study of political philosophy, statesmanship, government, equality, and freedom as it relates to the Founding. Funding is made possible through a grant provided by BB&T.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
For more information, please contact Dr. Erik Root at [email protected]