Notre Dame: “The Political Thought of Woodrow Wilson”

Woodrow Wilson

Constitutional Studies Program: “The Political Thought of Woodrow Wilson


On October 27, 2020, the Potenziani Constitutional Studies Program, a JMC partner program, and the Tocqueville Program at the University of Notre Dame will be holding a virtual lecture with Ronald J. Pestritto on the political thought of Woodrow Wilson.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12:45 PM, EDT
A virtual lecture through Zoom

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Ronald PestrittoRonald Pestritto is Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Politics, and the Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in the American Constitution at Hillsdale College. He teaches on political philosophy, American political thought, and American politics. He serves as a senior fellow of the College’s Allan P. Kirby Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, senior fellow of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, and an academic fellow of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Professor Pestritto has published seven books, including Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism and American Progressivism: A Reader. Among his other books are an edited collection of Wilson’s speeches and writings, Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings, and Founding the Criminal Law: Punishment and Political Thought in the Origins of America. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Pestritto has written widely in the press on progressivism and the administrative state, including articles in The Wall Street Journal and the Claremont Review of Books.

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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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