Niemeyer Lectures in Political Philosophy

The Political Theory Program at Notre Dame presents the Niemeyer Lectures in Political Philosophy: 

Why the Populists have a Point: the Tyranny of Merit and the Future of Democracy

                                          Michael Sandel Photo By Stephanie Mitchell Crop Web


                                                               Featuring Michael Sandel

                             Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government Harvard University


                                                           Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:30

  Friday, October 26, 2018 at 4:30

     A reception will take place after both lectures.

Both events will take place in the McKenna Hall Auditorium


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.

This biennial lecture series is made possible by the generosity of Notre Dame alumnus Raymond Biagini. 

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Past Installments of the Niemeyer Lectures