FACULTY HONOR: George to lead religious freedom commission

July 23, 2013, 4:38 p.m.

Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and a professor of politics, was elected Tuesday as chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. George was appointed to the commission in 2012 by Speaker of the House John Boehner. The commission is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission that is dedicated to defending the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad.