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Fifth Saturday Scholar Series presentation available on the Web

Author: Arts and Letters


Michael Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science, delivered the most recent lecture in the University of Notre Dame’s Saturday Scholar Series, “Completing the Constitution: The 14th Amendment,” on October 21. His presentation addressed James Madison’s concerns that the Constitution somehow lacked features essential to its success, and how the idea of “completing the Constitution” provides the key to understanding the 14th Amendment – an important but controversial addition.

Zuckert’s lecture is available for viewing on the Web at:



Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, the Saturday Scholar Series presentations begin three and one-half hours before kickoff of each home football game and are held in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum.

The next presentation will be November 4 and will feature panelists R. Scott Appleby, professor of history and the John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; John Paul Lederach, professor of international peacebuilding; and A. Rashied Omar, assistant professor of Islamic studies and peacebuilding, with a panel discussion titled “The Role of Religion in Peacebuilding.”

For more information on the Saturday Scholar Series, including a schedule of speakers, visit .

Originally published by Susan Guibert at on October 24, 2006.