Robert P. George
Professor George is Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has also held the U.S. seat on UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology. He was a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds degrees in law and theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University, in addition to sixteen honorary degrees. He is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal and the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has given the John Dewey Lecture in Philosophy of Law at Harvard, the Judge Guido Calabresi Lecture in Law and Religion at Yale, and the Sir Malcolm Knox Lecture in Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews. His books include Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality (1993), In Defense of Natural Law (1999), The Clash of Orthodoxies (2002), and Conscience and Its Enemies (2013).
D.Phil, Oxford University; JD, Harvard University; AB, Swarthmore College