Robert George

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  • Robert George
  • Professor, Author, Editor

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Robert George is a McCormick professor of jurisprudence and the director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is also a prolific author and editor, having written or contributed to 8 books and several publications.  

He is passionate about religious liberty and the human good and believes governments are obligated to respect and protect religious freedom as a basic right of their citizens. To defend this idea, George uses his extensive academic background, including a master’s of theological studies and juris doctorate from Harvard University. He also earned a doctorate of philosophy, bachelor’s of civil law, doctorate of civil law, and doctorate of letters from Oxford University.  

George is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is Of Counsel to the law firm of Robinson & McElwee. He is a former judicial fellow at the Supreme Court, where he received the Justice Tom. C. Clark Award. George has served on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, the President’s Council on Bioethics, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology. Additionally, he has received more than a dozen awards and 22 honorary degrees.  

Presentations at Calvin University

Religious Liberty and the Human Good
Part of the: January Series
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 12:30:00 PM

Publication(s) for this event

The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion, and Morality in Crisis

The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion, and Morality in Crisis
by Robert George
ISI Books (November 2002)
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