Hesburgh and constitutional speaker to hold lecture Sept. 29

Sep 18, 2015

Newman University will host a lecture from Walter Nicgorski, University of Notre Dame professor emeritus and concurrent professor of political science, at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. Nicgorski, a Hesburgh lecturer and constitutional speaker, will discuss the American political foundation in his lecture: “The American Constitutional Tradition: Historic Strengths and Current Challenges.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

A native of the Milwaukee, Wis., area, Nicgorski is a classically trained political theorist and has written for such journals as Political Theory, Interpretation, and the Political Science Reviewer. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and Cambridge University, and under the sponsorship of the National Endowment for the Humanities has directed summer seminars for high school teachers at Notre Dame.

Each year, Newman partners with the Notre Dame Society of Wichita to host the Hesburgh Lecture, which brings a noted academic from Notre Dame University to the Newman campus to discuss a topic of interest.