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Notre Dame Forum to Reimagine K-12 Education

September 28, 2011, Julie Hail Flory

The 2011-12 Notre Dame Forum, “Reimagining School: to Nurture the Soul of a Nation,” will present a number of events this fall, beginning this month with an address by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and a panel discussion featuring four leading figures in American education.

Conference to Focus on Liberty and Religion in American Politics

September 26, 2011,

The question of religion and freedom in American public life will be the topic of a conference at the University of Notre Dame September 29 and 30 (Thursday and Friday) at McKenna Hall on the University’s campus. The conference is free and open to the public.

Notre Dame to host conference on liberty and religion in American politics

September 21, 2011,

Alexis de Tocqueville

The question of religion and freedom in American public life will be the topic of a conference at the University of Notre Dame Sept. 29 and 30 (Thursday and Friday) at McKenna Hall on the University’s campus. The conference is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by Notre Dame’s Tocqueville Program and the Liberty Fund of Indianapolis, “Combining the Spirit of Religion with the Spirit of Liberty: The Tocqueville Thesis Revisited” will address Alexis de Tocqueville’s analysis of the connection between freedom and religion in American democracy, two forces thought by Europeans to be opposed.

Political Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: Authors and Arguments

September 14, 2011, Arts and Letters

Political Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

Political Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: Authors and Arguments

Edited by Catherine Zuckert

The Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science

Philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre Honored for Book’s Lasting Influence

September 09, 2011, Kate Cohorst

The American Political Science Association recently honored University of Notre Dame philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre for his influential 1981 book After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory (University of Notre Dame Press). MacIntyre, the Rev. John A. O’Brien Senior Research Professor of Philosophy (emeritus), received the association’s biennial Benjamin E. Lippincott Award, which recognizes “a work of exceptional quality by a living political theorist” that is still considered significant at least 15 years after its original publication.

Political scientist wins book prize

September 09, 2011, Kate Cohorst

Monika Nalepa

Monika Nalepa, assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a winner of the 2011 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association’s Comparative Democratization section for “Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Europe” (Cambridge University Press).

The book examines the strategies behind decisions on whether and how to penalize members of the former authoritarian regimes in Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic as they transitioned to democracy.

Notre Dame political scientist receives Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award

September 09, 2011, Joanna Basile

David Campbell

David Campbell, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, and Robert Putnam of Harvard University are the 2011 recipients of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for their book “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.”

The American Political Science Association awards the prize annually to the best book from the past year on government, politics or international affairs.