American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh

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Location: Forum at Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Panel discussion with Notre Dame faculty Patrick Deneen, Jennifer McAward, and Kathleen Cummings on the biography, American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh, by Fr. Bill Miscamble, C.S.C. Event was presented by the Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies

About the panelists:
Kathleen Cummings is an associate professor of American Studies and History at the University of Notre Dame and director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism.

Patrick Deneen is professor of political science and holds the David A. Potenziani Memorial College Chair. 

Jennifer McAward is an associate professor of law at Notre Dame Law School and director of the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights. 

About the author:
Father Miscamble joined the permanent faculty of the History Department at Notre Dame in 1988.  He received his his doctoral degree from Notre Dame in 1980.  His book entitled George F. Kennan and the Making of American Foreign Policy, 1947-1950 was published in 1992 by Princeton University Press and received the Harry S. Truman Book Award.  His 2007 book From Roosevelt to Truman: Potsdam, Hiroshima and the Cold War was published by Cambridge University Press and it received the Harry S. Truman Book Award in 2008.  He published The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs and the Defeat of Japan in 2011.