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University of Nebraska-Omaha: Has Liberalism Failed? A Discussion

March 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am

On March 2, 2023, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha will be hosting a panel discussion featuring  Patrick Deneen (University of Notre Dame), Vincent Phillip Munoz (University of Notre Dame), and Carson Holloway (UNO). The discussion is inspired by Patrick Deneen’s book, “Why Liberalism Failed”. There will also be time for questions from the audience.

Thursday, March 2, 2023 • 10:00 AM CT
CPACS 132 (Collaborating Commons Room) • University of Nebraska-Omaha

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Patrick DeneenPatrick Deneen holds a B.A. in English literature and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University.  From 1995-1997 he was Speechwriter and Special Advisor to the Director of the United States Information Agency.  From 1997-2005 he was Assistant Professor of Government at Princeton University.  From 2005-2012 he was Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University, before joining the faculty of Notre Dame in Fall 2012.  He is the author and editor of several books and numerous articles and reviews and has delivered invited lectures around the world.

Deneen was awarded the A.P.S.A.’s Leo Strauss Award for Best Dissertation in Political Theory in 1995, and an honorable mention for the A.P.S.A.’s Best First Book Award in 2000.  He has been awarded research fellowships from Princeton University, Earhart Foundation, and the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Virginia.

His teaching and writing interests focus on the history of political thought, American political thought, liberalism, conservatism, and constitutionalism.

Professor Deneen is a JMC faculty partner.

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Vincent Phillip Muñoz is the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at The University of Notre Dame. He also serves as Director of Notre Dame’s Tocqueville Program for Inquiry into Religion and Public Life and the Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies.

Dr. Muñoz writes and teaches across the fields of political philosophy, constitutional studies, and American politics. His research has focused on the theme of religious liberty and the American Constitution. His first book, God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson (Cambridge University Press, 2009), won the Hubert Morken Award from the American Political Science Association for the best publication on religion and politics in 2009 and 2010. His First Amendment church-state casebook, Religious Liberty and the American Supreme Court: The Essential Cases and Documents, was published in 2013 (Rowman & Littlefield, revised edition 2015) and is being used at Notre Dame and other leading universities.

Professor Muñoz is a JMC faculty partner.

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Carson HollowayDr. Carson Holloway is a professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), where he has taught since 2002. He received a B.A. In political science from the University of Northern Iowa in 1991 and a Ph.D. In political science from Northern Illinois University in 1998.

Dr. Holloway is a JMC faculty partner.

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About the Constitutional Studies Forum

The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Constitutional Studies Forum brings academic programming at UNO that educates students, faculty, and the wider Omaha community about the Constitution of the United States, America’s constitutional traditions, their origins and development, and competing arguments over their meaning and proper application. The forum’s events teach participants about the thought that informed the Constitution at the time of the American Founding, but also about the thought that has informed its evolution over the course of our history, as well as present-day debates about the Constitution’s meaning, and the various defenses and criticisms of America’s constitutional arrangements.

By sponsoring such events, the Forum aims not only to increase knowledge of America’s constitutional traditions, but also to model for students — and to invite students into — reasoned, intellectually serious, respectful, and civil dialogue about contested public questions.

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March 2, 2023
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