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Mar 13 Jack Paynter Lecture

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 03:59 pm

JMC Jack Paynter Lecture Series 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Club Spartan, Case Hall

No charge, everyone welcome

Featuring Michael Zuckert, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.

Presenting:  "Slavery in the Constitutional Convention"

Michael Zuckert

Michael Zuckert is Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.  Professor Zuckert has published extensively in the fields of Political Theory and Constitutional Studies.  He is the first editor of a major new journal published by the University of Chicago Press, American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture.  He has published a number of pathbreaking books on liberal political philosophy and American political thought, including Natural Rights and the New Republicanism, The Natural Rights Republic: Studies in the Foundation of the American Political Tradition, and Launching Liberalism: On Lockean Political Philosophy.  He is currently completing a book called A System without a Precedent, a study of American constitutionalism.  Professor Zuckert was recently awarded the 2011 Jack Miller Center Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Academic Excellence.   

Jack Paynter

Jack Paynter was instrumental in building James Madison College during its formative years as a faculty member from 1969 to 1982. He was a talented teacher, a gifted leader and generous friend, who had a profound impact on the lives of generations of Madison and MSU students. Professor Paynter died in April 2005 at the age of 66. He was married to Madison alumnus Peggy Bailey (Ethnic '71). The Jack Paynter Endowed Lecture is funded by generous gifts from Jack’s former students, friends, family and colleagues. The Paynter Lecture brings renowned speakers to James Madison College and MSU to discuss historical, philosophical, social, legal and political subjects in the spirit of Jack’s career and intellectual curiosity.