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W&L’s Lincoln Lecture Series Features Speaker on Lincoln and Douglass

— by on February 18th, 2010

As one of Washington and Lee University’s Lincoln Lecture Series featured speakers, Diana Schaub, professor of political science at Loyola College in Maryland, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 327, Huntley Hall.

The topic of Dr. Schaub’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is “Lincoln and Douglass,” comparing how Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass viewed the Constitution.

Schaub also is a New Atlantis contributing editor, a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics and a member of the Hoover Institution Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Richard M. Weaver Prize for Scholarly Letters. From 1994 to 1995 she was a postdoctoral fellow of the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University.

Schaub has taught at the University of Michigan at Dearborn and served as assistant editor of the National Interest. She is the author of Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters (Rowman and Littlefield, 1995), along with a number of book chapters and articles in the fields of political philosophy and American political thought.

Schaub’s work also has appeared in the New Criterion, the Public Interest, the American Enterprise, the Claremont Review of Books, Commentary, First Things, the American Interest and the City Journal.

She earned an A.B. from Kenyon College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.