University of Nevada, Las Vegas: “The Origins of the Modern Constitution”
The Great Works Academic Certificate Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will be hosting JMC faculty partner Michael Zuckert for a Constitution Day Initiative lecture on the origins of the modern Constitution. He will discuss the forces responsible for the development of modern constitutions such as the U.S. Constitution.
Thursday, September 19, 2019 • 7:30 PM
Barrick Museum Auditorium, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Free and open to the public
Michael Zuckert is the Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science, Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame and Founding Editor of American Political Thought. Professor Zuckert taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Political Philosophy and Theory, American Political Thought, American Constitutional Law, American Constitutional History, Constitutional Theory, and Philosophy of Law. He has published extensively on a variety of topics, including George Orwell, Plato, Shakespeare, and contemporary liberal theory and is currently completing Natural rights and the New Constitutionalism, a study of American constitutionalism in a theoretical context.
Professor Zuckert is a JMC faculty partner.
The Great Works Academic Certificate Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas provides students with an opportunity to take part in a conversation with some of the best thinkers of all time. The study of great works in philosophy, politics, literature, sciences, religion, and the fine arts encourages critical thinking. Such study confronts what it means to be human and thus immeasurably enhances a person’s daily life. The program also gives students who want to pursue graduate education early experience in grappling with original works of theory and literature such as they will inevitably encounter in graduate school.
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