Zuckert Conference

Natural Rights, American Constitutionalism, and the Study of Political Philosophy - a conference on the themes of Michael P. Zuckert's scholarship


Wednesday, May 22 - reception in honor of Dr. Zuckert 
7:00 pm - Jenkins and Nanovic Halls, main level

open to the ND Community

Thursday, May 23 - Jenkins and Nanovic Halls
all panel discussions are in Room 1030, main level
open to the ND Community*

8:45-10:30 am – Panel I “Launching Liberalism: Liberalism’s Foundations and our Current Political Crises”
William McClay, University of Oklahoma
Peter Myers, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
Adam Seagrave, Arizona State University
Lee Ward, Baylor University
Chaired by Mary Keys, University of Notre Dame

11:00am-12:45pm – Panel II “Natural Rights and American Constitutionalism: Can a Decent Liberal Political Order Be Recovered?”
Paul Carrese, Arizona State University
Alan Gibson, California State University
David Nichols, Baylor University
Peter Onuf, University of Virginia
Chaired by Phillip Muñoz, University of Notre Dame

4:30 – 6:15 pm – Panel III “Leo Strauss, the Study of Political Philosophy, and the Preservation of Liberal Constitutionalism”
James Ceaser, University of Virginia
Susan Shell, Boston College
Nathan Tarcov, University of Chicago
Catherine Zuckert, University of Notre Dame
Chaired by Michael Desch, University of Notre Dame

*Please note that meal registration is closed, but panel discussions are open to the ND community

Parking and directions:

Visitor parking is available at the Morris Inn for a daily rate, or in visitor parking lots located south of the Stadium (including Walsh and Compton lots, where you can find a pay station). 

While Jenkins and Nanovic Halls is not marked on the east side of the building, you may enter through the doors that face southeast.  Please also see Nanovic Hall marked on this campus map.

Conference Presented by:

Arizona State University School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
Constitutional Studies Program at Notre Dame
Jack Miller Center
Department of Political Science at Notre Dame


For more information, please contact jsmith70@nd.edu.