New Moynihan Center at Assumption College

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

JMC fellow Greg Weiner will direct Assumption College’s new Moynihan Center.


Assumption College to Establish Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center to Bridge Scholarship and Statesmanship

Center Named for Former Senator Will Cultivate Thoughtful Citizens; Advisory Board Includes Moynihan Confidants and Colleagues


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Assumption College has announced the establishment of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center for Scholarship and Statesmanship, an endeavor with national reach that will cultivate thoughtful citizens who are inspired by the late senator’s example to appreciate the link between ideas and action.

The Institute is funded by generous grants from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, whose Madison Initiative focuses on strengthening the values, norms and institutions of U.S. democracy—in particular, Congress—in a time of political polarization.

“Senator Moynihan is the most prominent example in recent American history of the tradition of the scholar-statesman that reaches back to Cicero, Edmund Burke, John Adams and James Madison,” said Greg Weiner, Ph.D., a professor of political science at Assumption College, director of the Center, and author of American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan. “It is a privilege to be able to honor him with a Center that seeks to cultivate the next generation of scholar-statesmen.”

Continue reading Assumption College’s press release about the Moynihan Center >>

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Greg Weiner is Associate Professor of Political Science at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the author of Madison’s Metronome: The Constitution, Majority Rule and the Tempo of American Politics and American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Monynihan (University Press of Kansas). He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. from Georgetown University.

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