George earns Salvatori Prize from Heritage Foundation

Sept. 25, 2008, 12:56 p.m.

Robert George, Princeton's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, has received the Heritage Foundation's 2008 Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship.

The $25,000 Salvatori Prize is given annually to "Americans who uphold and advance the principles of the American founding, embody the virtues of character and mind that animated America's founders, and exemplify the spirit of independent and entrepreneurial citizenship in the United States," according to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C.

George founded Princeton's Madison Program, which focuses on constitutional studies and political thought. A distinguished constitutional scholar and a widely quoted public intellectual on political, legal and religious issues, he also serves on President Bush's Council on Bioethics. His books include "Self-Body Dualism and Contemporary Ethical and Political Controversies," "Great Cases in Constitutional Law," "Natural Law Liberalism and Morality" and "Civil Liberties and Public Morality."