Niemeyer Lectures in Political Philosophy

The Political Theory Program at Notre Dame presents the inaugural series of the Niemeyer Lectures in Political Philosophy. 

The Niemeyer Lectures honor the contributions and memory of the late Gerhart Niemeyer (1907-1997), professor of political philosophy at the University of Notre Dame from 1955 to 1997.

The Principle of Proximity


Featuring Jeremy Waldron

University Professor and Professor of Law
New York University

  • All four lectures will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Center for International Studies.
  • Abstracts of the lectures are available online. 
  • This biennial lecture series is made possible by the generosity of Notre Dame alumnus Raymond Biagini. 
  • Directions are available here. For questions or further information, please contact




Tuesday, March 15
"Two Models of Political Community"

Wednesday, March 16
"The Importance of Proximity"

Tuesday, March 22
"Proximity and Migration"

Wednesday, March 23 
"Telescopic Philanthropy"