George awarded Bradley Prize

Jan. 28, 2005, 11:50 a.m.

Robert George, Princeton 's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, has been named one of four recipients of the 2005 Bradley Prize for outstanding achievement by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

The awards, which carry a $250,000 prize, will be presented at a ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington , D.C.

Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive officer of the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, said, "Robert George is being recognized for achievements that are consistent with the mission statement of the foundation, including the promotion of liberal democracy, equality, democratic capitalism and a vigorous defense of American institutions. Professor George is an influential thinker, revered educator and a prolific author."

George is the director of Princeton 's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and is a member of President Bush's bioethics council. A distinguished constitutional scholar, George is a former presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and has been a judicial fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court.

George is the author of "The Clash of Orthodoxies" (2002), "In Defense of Natural Law (1999)" and "Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality " (1993), and has edited several other books.

The award winners also include Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will, who earned his Ph.D. in politics at Princeton in 1968; Ward Connerly, founder of the American Civil Rights Institute; and Heather MacDonald, a legal scholar and a John M. Olin fellow at the Manhattan Institute.