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Michael McDonald, J.D., Ph.D.

National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20506

Current Position/Previous Employment

General Counsel, National Endowment for the Humanities2008 to present
Acting Deputy Chairman, NEH2009 (Jan.–Aug.)
Assistant Chairman for Programs, NEH2006–2008
General Counsel, NEH2005–2006
Deputy General Counsel, NEH2003–2005
President, Center for Individual Rights1989–2002
Attorney, Washington Legal Foundation1982–1988

Education, Prizes, Affiliations

B.A. in Political Science, Catholic University of America1974–1978
J.D., National Law Center, George Washington University 1979–1982
D. Phil. in Romance Languages and Literatures, CUA1993–2003
Premio Internazionale Ignazio Silone2003
Literary Counsel, The American Interest magazine 2006–2007
Board of Trustees, Shimer College 2009 to 2010

Selected Publications

Don Camalèo: A Novel About A Chameleon (translation), in progress.

Scrittori di fronte al male: Riflessioni su letteratura e politica, Libri Scheiweiller, 2009.

Legal Articles: Harvard Journal Law & Public Policy, Communications and the Law, Legal Times, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Legal Times, Bulletin of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, National Law Journal.

Scholarly Articles: The Italian Quarterly, Rivista di studi italiani, International Review of Modernism, Journal of European Studies.

Popular Journals: The New Criterion, Commentary, Times Literary Supplement, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, Academic Questions, The American Scholar, The Wilson Quarterly, The American Interest, The National Interest.

Languages of Research

Italian, French, German

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