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Michael Novak Biography

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

“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

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
  • 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
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Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Good for America?
  2. Is the ACLU Anti-Religion?