Constitutional Studies: “American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh”
The Constitutional Studies Program at Notre Dame, a JMC partner program, will be hosting a panel discussion with Father Wilson Miscamble on his new biography, American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh. Panelists will include Kathleen Cummings, Jennifer McAward, and Patrick Deneen, a JMC fellow.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 • 7:30 PM
Forums at Jenkins and Nanovic Halls • University of Notre Dame
Free and open to the public; book signing to follow.
Rev. Wilson Miscamble is a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross and a member of the History Department at the University of Notre Dame. He teaches all levels in the History Department, from first year courses to doctoral seminars, and was chair of the department from 1993 to 1998. In addition to his responsibilities on the history faculty, Father Miscamble has served as Rector and Superior of Moreau Seminary, the principal formation site for the Congregation of Holy Cross in North America. His primary research interests are American foreign policy since World War II and the role of Catholics in 20th century U.S. foreign relations and public life. Two of his books, entitled George F. Kennan and the Making of American Foreign Policy, 1947-1950 (Princeton University Press, 1992) and From Roosevelt to Truman: Potsdam, Hiroshima and the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2007), have received the Harry S. Truman Book Award.
The Constitutional Studies Program at Notre Dame, a JMC partner program, is a minor that seeks to educate students on constitutional governments and how they may be used to secure the common good. Thoughtful and educated citizens must possess certain virtues; they must understand and be able to implement, defend, and, if need be, reform constitutional institutions. By creating informed citizens, the program contributes to the University’s mission to pursue truth and to nurture a concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.
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