March 30, 2018


BUFFALO, NY ― The Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society welcomes Robert P. George to campus on Thursday, April 12 at 7:15 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ᾿42 Student Center. The event, “Constitutional Structures, Civic Virtue and Political Culture,” is free and open to the public.

Robert P. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He has served as Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. George also served on the President's Council on Bioethics, as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights and as the U.S. member of UNESCO's World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology.  George is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award.

A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, George also earned a master's degree in theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University, which he attended on a  Knox Fellowship from Harvard. He holds honorary doctorates of law, letters, science, ethics, divinity, humane letters, civil law and juridical science.

George is the author of Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality, In Defense of Natural Law, The Clash of Orthodoxies and Conscience and Its Enemies. He has co-authored or edited several additional volumes.

 His articles and review essays have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Review of Politics, the Review of Metaphysics  and the American Journal of Jurisprudence. He has also written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, First Things and the Times Literary Supplement.

George is a recipient of the United States Presidential Citizens Medal, the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, the Bradley Prize for Intellectual and Civic Achievement, a Silver Gavel Award of the American Bar Association, the Irving Kristol Award of the American Enterprise Institute and Princeton University’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

George has given the John Dewey Lecture in Philosophy of Law at Harvard, the Guido Calabresi Lecture in Law and Religion at Yale, the Elizabeth Anscombe Memorial Lecture in Bioethics at Oxford and the Sir Malcolm Knox Lecture in Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

George is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is Of Counsel to the law firm of Robinson & McElwee.

The Frank G. Raichle Lecture series is sponsored by the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center, established at Canisius College in 1981 through a gift from the late Frank G. Raichle, Esq., a leader of the American Bar Association and a former member of the Canisius College Board of Trustees.

For more information, contact the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center at 716-888-2695.
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