Constitutional Studies: “The Virtue of Nationalism”
The Constitutional Studies Program at Notre Dame, a JMC partner program, will be hosting a lecture by Yoram Hazony on his new book, The Virtue of Nationalism, which has been selected as the Conservative Book of the Year 2019 by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. The book argues that a nationalist order is the only realistic safeguard of liberty in the world today. A world of sovereign nations is the only option for those who care about personal and collective freedom.
Monday, April 8, 2019 • 3:30 PM
DeBartolo Hall, Room 155 • University of Notre Dame
Free and open to the public; book signing to follow.
Yoram Hazony is President of the Herzl Institute and Director of the John Templeton Foundation’s project in Jewish Philosophical Theology. He founded The Shalem Center in Jerusalem in 1994, and led it through its accreditation in 2013 as Shalem College, Israel’s first liberal arts college. He previously served as a member of the Israel Council for Higher Education’s commission on General Studies and Liberal Arts programs in Israel’s universities and colleges. His writings on philosophy, the Bible, and political theory appear frequently in the Wall Street Journal, American Affairs, National Review and other publications. Besides The Virtue of Nationalism (Basic Books, 2018), Hazony is the author of God and Politics in Esther (Cambridge University Press, 2016), The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel’s Soul (Basic Books, 2000).
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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