Last updated on: 8/4/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael Novak Biography

Title:
Former Director of Social and Political Studies at the American Enterprise Institute
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The American Civil Liberties Union has a public agenda, and that agenda appears to be this: to make the United States in all her public manifestations reflect an atheist’s view of the nation’s Founding and continuing existence.”

“The Atheist Civil-Liberty Union?” National Review Online, July 12, 2002

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Trustee and Visiting Professor, Ave Maria University
  • Former Director of Social and Political Studies, Chair in Religion and Public Policy, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
  • Former George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy, American Enterprise Institute
  • Recipient, Gold Medal of The Pennsylvania Society, 2001
  • Recipient, Highest civilian award from the Slovak Republic, 1996
  • Recipient, Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, 1994
  • Member, Presidential Task Force on Project Economic Justice, 1985
  • Head, US Delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1986
  • Member, Board For International Broadcasting (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty), 1984-1994
  • Ambassador, US Delegation to the UN Human Rights Commission, Geneva, 1981-1982
  • Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), 1978
  • Ledden-Watson Distinguished Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, 1976
  • Adviser, Office of Ethnic Affairs, the White House, 1974-1980
  • Professor, State University New York (SUNY) Old Westbury, 1968-1973
  • Assistant Professor of Humanities, Stanford, 1965-1968
Education:
  • MA, History and the Philosophy of Religion, Harvard University, 1966
  • BA, cum laude, Theology, Gregorian University in Rome, 1958
  • BA, summa cum laude, Philosophy and English, Stonehill College, 1956
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Good for America?
  2. Is the ACLU Anti-Religion?