Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Robert George to Give Milwaukee Pallium Lecture

Milwaukee -Robert George, author, lawyer and a leading voice for social conservatism on abortion, euthanasia and sexual ethics, will discuss "Faith and Reason: Why We Do Good" on Monday, June 11 at the Archbishop Cousins Catholic Center, 3501 S. Lake Dr., St. Francis.
The free, public lecture is the final presentation in the 2007 Pallium Lecture Series, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The lecture will begin with a prayer service, led by Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan at6:30 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture.

George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University. He teaches courses on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and philosophy of law and is a proponent of "New Natural Law Theory," a distinctive approach to moral, political and legal philosophy that views moral truths as accessible to rational inquiry.

George, a member of the President's Council on Bioethics, formerly served as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and was a fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of several books, including "The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion and Morality in Crisis," published in 2002, and "In Defense of Natural Law, Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality," published in 1993.

In 2005 George won a Bradley Prize, given by the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation for Intellectual and Civic Achievement and the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Liberal Arts of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, George earned a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University. He is the recipient of a Silver Gavel Award of the American Bar Association, the Paul Bator Award of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy and several honorary doctorates.

The 2007 Pallium Series is made possible with financial support from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and other generous benefactors. The Pallium Lecture Series, started in 2003 by Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, features national and international speakers who discuss pertinent issues related to religion, faith and Church activities in the modern world.

Jan Nowak
Communications Department
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
3501 S. Lake Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912
(414) 769-3461

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