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Lecture scheduled on faith and American founding, May 1

Michael Novak will discuss his new book, "On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in 104 Computer Science Building.

Novak is the George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, where he also is director of social and political studies. His research interests include religion, business, culture, politics, ethnicity and sports.

Novak is the author, co-author and editor of several books, including "On Cultivating Liberty: Reflections on Moral Ecology" (1999) and "The Hemisphere of Liberty: A Philosophy of the Americas" (1990). He is the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva (1981-82) and former adviser on ethnic affairs to the White House (1974-80).

The lecture is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions through its Alpheus Mason Lectures in Political Thought and Constitutional Governance . This year's lecture series is made possible by the support of John Hansel, class of 1946.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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