Notre Dame: Reconstructing America

Richmond, VA - post Civil War, A. Russell

Constitutional Studies: “Reconstructing America: Republicanism, Oligarchy, and the American Constitutional Order”


The Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies and the Tocqueville Program at the University of Notre Dame will be hosting Forrest Nabors for a lecture on Reconstruction, republicanism, oligarchy, and the American constitutional order. The lecture is featured as a part of Professor V. Phillip Muñoz’s class, “Constitutionalism, Law & Politics II: American Constitutionalism,” but will also be open to the public.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 • 12:30 PM
127 Hayes-Healy Hall • University of Notre Dame

Free and open to the public

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Forrest NaborsForrest Nabors is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. His most recent scholarship focuses on the changing character of American government leading up to the Civil War and Reconstruction, and his first book From Oligarchy to Republicanism: The Great Task of Reconstruction (MU Press) received the APSA American Political Thought Award for Best Book of 2017. He has also taught government and political philosophy at University of Oregon and Oregon State University and, prior to returning to academia, was a high-tech business executive in Portland, OR.

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The Constitutional Studies Program, 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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