Does Democracy Protect Human Rights? Constitution vs. Plebiscite
by Garry Wills, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian.
Thursday, April 18
4 to 6 p.m.
Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall
This visit to Marquette University is supported by a grant from the UW Stout’s Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation.
Complimentary; however, registration is required
Garry Wills is Professor Emeritus of history and a cultural historian at Northwestern University. His many books include studies of George Washington, Richard Nixon, the Kennedy family, Ronald Reagan, and religion in America. His 1992 book, “Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America,” won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and the 1992 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. Wills won the 1979 Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians and the 1978 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction for his 1978 book, “Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence.” Wills has also been awarded the National Humanities Medal, and he was inducted as a laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln. His most recent book is “What The Qur'an Meant and Why It Matters.”