(l-r) Amy Walters, Dr. Zuckert & Terry Walters
Dr. Michael Zuckert
University of Notre Dame
"De(a)dication: Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg and 9/11"
April 5, 2004
Dr. Michael Zuckert is the Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to going to Notre Dame in 1998, he was the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Politics, Law and Philosophy at Carleton College where he taught for 30 years. Dr. Zuckert took his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, subsequently receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
He is the author of over fifty articles and book chapters spanning several subfields within the discipline of political science, including the History of Political Philosophy, Politics and Literature, Constitutional Law, and American Political Thought. Professor Zuckert has authored four books, with five others currently under contract or in preparation. To date, he has published Natural Rights and the New Republicanism (Princeton 1994), The Natural Rights Republic (Notre Dame 1996), and Launching Liberalism: John Locke and the Liberal Tradition (Kansas 2002). Protestantism and the American Founding (Notre Dame 2004) is scheduled for release this year. Dr. Zuckert's Natural Rights Republic has so far given rise to two separate edited collections of essays responding to the claims he raised in his book.
In addition to his record of scholarly publication, Professor Zuckert has won several N.E.H. grants to bring important aspects of the American Founding to a larger public. He co-authored "Mr. Adams and Mr. Jefferson," a nine-part radio play based on their correspondence, as well as serving as lead scholar for "Liberty: The American Revolution," a series produced for public television. Zuckert was also advisor for "Franklin" a recent public television series. He is currently serving as lead scholar for a new series on Alexander Hamilton, and as a consultant for another series on the Bill of Rights. Zuckert has also directed (with his wife Catherine) two N.E.H. Summer Seminars for Secondary School Teachers.
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