Faculty & Speakers

Areas of Expertise

  • Theories of liberalism
  • American political thought
  • Classical political philosophy

Michael C. Hawley

Managing Director, Duke Program in American Values and Institutions

Areas of Expertise

  • Theories of liberalism
  • American political thought
  • Classical political philosophy

Michael Hawley is a postdoctoral fellow and Managing Director of the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions. He previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College. His primary area of research deals with the links between classical ideas—especially the thought of Cicero—and the American regime.

Prof. Hawley’s articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, History of European Ideas, Philosophy and Theology, European Journal of Political Theory, Polis, Perspectives on Political Science, Polity, and The Journal of Military Ethics. His first book, on the relationship between Cicero and the liberalism of Locke and the American Founders, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

He holds at Ph.D. in political philosophy from Duke University and a B.A. in political science from Tufts University. He has also served on Maine Advisory Committee for the US Commission on Civil Rights.

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