Robert P. George

Robert P. George

Senior Fellow
Awards and Honors:
Presidential Citizens Medal

Robert P. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University and was a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. A member of the President’s Council on Bioethics, he served as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights and as a judicial fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, he holds a doctorate in the philosophy of law from Oxford University and several honorary degrees. He is the author or coauthor of five books and editor of nine more. His articles have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Review of Politics, the Review of Metaphysics, and other scholarly journals, as well as in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, and National Review. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Recent Commentary

Would an Attack on Syria Be a "Just War"?

by Robert P. Georgevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

War isn’t always diplomacy by other means. Sometimes it’s a moral imperative.

Analysis and Commentary

Would Bombing Syria Be a 'Just War'?

by Robert P. Georgevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jean Bethke Elshtain, the eminent University of Chicago scholar who died last month at age 72, was a little lady from a small town in Colorado who became a giant in the field of political philosophy.

Analysis and Commentary

The U.S.'s Lagging Commitment to Religious Freedom

by Robert P. Georgevia Washington Post
Thursday, August 22, 2013

The U.S. must oppose religious repression.

Analysis and Commentary

Pakistan’s Religious Minority Problem

by Robert P. Georgevia
Friday, August 9, 2013

On Sunday, August 11,
Pakistan will celebrate National Minorities Day, giving recently-elected Prime

Analysis and Commentary

Religious Freedom Is About More Than Religion

by Robert P. George, Katrina Lantos Swettvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 25, 2013

A common theory about freedom of religion suggests that such a value is grounded in a modus vivendi, or compromise: People agree to respect each other's freedom in order to avoid religiously motivated strife.

Analysis and Commentary

Cardinal Dolan Goes to Charlotte

by Robert P. Georgevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 3, 2012

If, as the Obama-Biden campaign alleges, there is a "war on women," Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, is its field marshal.

Analysis and Commentary

Planned Parenthood's Hostages

by Robert P. George, O. Carter Sneadvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The abortion provider uses a vast media and political network to maintain its subsidies from government and private charities...

Analysis and Commentary

Pornography, public morality and constitutional rights

by Robert P. Georgevia Deseret News (UT)
Sunday, October 23, 2011

Every member of the community has an interest in the quality of the culture that will shape their experiences, their quality of life and the choices effectively available to them and their children...

Does Sex Ed Undermine Parental Rights?

by Robert P. Georgevia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

By Robert P. George & Melissa Moschella

Analysis and Commentary

Does Sex Ed Undermine Parental Rights?

by Robert P. George, Melissa Moschellavia New York Times
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Should the government force parents to send their children to classes that may contradict their moral and religious values...?