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Princeton's Robert P. George featured at Wheatley lecture Jan. 26

Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, will present a Brigham Young University Wheatley Institution Lecture titled “Natural Law, God and Human Rights,” Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.

George is founder and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, where he is also a professor of politics and an associated faculty member of the Department of Philosophy.

His most recent publications include “Embryo: A Defense of Human Life” (2008) and “Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics” (2008). His articles and review essays have appeared in many professional journals such as the Harvard Law Review and the American Journal of Jurisprudence. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and others .

George serves as general editor of New Forum Books, a Princeton University Press series of interdisciplinary works in law, culture and politics. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Cosmos Club and serves as Of Counsel to the law firm of Robinson and McElwee. 

A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, George received a master’s degree in theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University.

The Wheatley Institution was founded in 2007 to enhance the academic climate and scholarly reputation of BYU and to enrich faculty and student experiences by contributing recognized scholarship that lifts society by preserving and strengthening its core institutions.

For more information about the presentation, visit wheatley.byu.edu or contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Writer: Mel Gardner

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