Princeton professor Robert P. George speaks at George Fox University March 14

February 25th, 2019

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A man the New York Times called ‘the most influential conservative Christian thinker in the United States’ is guest of university’s honors program

NEWBERG, Ore. – A man the New York Times has called “the most influential conservative Christian thinker in the United States,” Robert P. George, will present a special guest lecture at George Fox University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the school’s Bauman Auditorium. The public is invited to attend free of charge, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals at Institutions at Princeton University, is appearing as a guest of the university’s William Penn Honors Program. The title of his presentation is “Civic Values and the Constitution: The Founders’ Plan to Protect Liberty and Prevent Tyranny.”

In addition to his position at Princeton, George is a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and is the author of 17 books, including Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism (2013) and Mind, Heart, and Soul: Intellectuals and the Path to Rome (2018).

Previously, George has served as chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has also served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology.

George was a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds two degrees from Harvard University and three from Oxford University, in addition to 19 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. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Baylor University has named its new Washington, D.C.-based program the “Robert P. George Initiative in Faith, Ethics, and Public Policy.”

A reception for those interested in learning more about the William Penn Honors Program will be held immediately following the lecture. Program director Abigail Favale will be in attendance.

For more information about the lecture or the honors program, call 503-554-2650 or visit

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Regional University.” Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.



Nancy Schifferdecker
Executive Assistant, College of Christian Studies
George Fox University


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