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Center for Political and Economic Thought to host Professor Christopher Wolfe

Center for Political and Economic Thought to host Professor Christopher Wolfe

by Public Relations | February 08, 2022

LATROBE, PA – On Tuesday, February 22, the Center for Political and Economic Thought, part of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government at Saint Vincent College, will host Professor Christopher Wolfe of the University of Dallas at 7:30 p.m. in the Fred Rogers Center on campus. 

Wolfe’s lecture, “Why Originalism?,” is free and open to the public. Christopher Wolfe headshot

Christopher Wolfe is a Distinguished Research Scholar in the Department of Politics at the University of Dallas and President Emeritus of the Dallas Forum on Law, Politics and Culture. He is also a professor emeritus of political science at Marquette University. He earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1971 and his Ph.D. from Boston College in 1978. He taught at Assumption College from 1975-78, at Marquette University from 1978-2008 and at the University of Dallas from 2014-21.  

Wolfe’s main area of research and teaching for two decades has focused on Constitutional Law and American Political Thought. He is the author of several books, with his best known, “The Rise of Modern Judicial Review,” listed as one of the five best books on the Constitution in a 2006 Wall Street Journal contribution by the late Judge Robert Bork.  

Wolfe subsequently shifted his work back to political philosophy, specifically in the areas of natural law and liberal political theory. His book “Natural Law Liberalism,” was published by Cambridge University Press in 2006. In total, he has authored five books, served as an editor for nine and has published over 50 scholarly articles. 

In 1989, he founded the American Public Philosophy Institute (APPI), now known as the Dallas Forum, a group of scholars from various disciplines that seeks to bring natural law theory into contemporary scholarly and public discussions. The APPI has sponsored conferences, lectures, panels at professional meetings and publications. 

Given the evolving situation concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, all visitors to Saint Vincent College are required to wear a mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Guests will be required to follow all COVID-19 mitigation strategies set forth in the Saint Vincent Health and Safety Plan while on campus. For the latest information about these protocols, please visit:  



PHOTO: Christopher Wolfe 



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