(Posted August 26, 2002)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Stephen Macedo, Laurence S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, will lecture on how religion and the public schools intertwine through the lens of the U.S. Constitution at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Science Center on the Juniata College campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Macedo is the author of "Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy" and he has written essays and articles for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The New Republic. He has written extensively on political theory, ethics and American constitutionalism.

Macedo also is director of the Princeton University Center for Human Values and is founding director of Princeton's Program in Law and Public Affairs. He earned a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary and earned three separate master's degrees at The London School of Economics, Oxford University and Princeton, respectively. He earned his doctorate from Princeton.

Before coming to Princeton, Macedo was an assistant and associate professor of government at Harvard University and worked as the Michael O. Sawyer Chair in Constitutional Law and Politics at Syracuse University.

Macedo's other books include "Liberal Virtues: Citizenship, Virtue and Community in Liberal Constitutionalism" and "The New Right v. The Constitution." He also is a member of the executive editorial committee of the journal Political Theory and serves on the editorial board of the journal Ethics.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.