Princeton Professor to Present 2016 Drumwright Family Lecture

Nov. 7, 2016
Robert P. GeorgeRobert P. George will present the 2016 Drumwright Family Lecture. (Courtesy photo)

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2016) — Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, will present the 2016 Drumwright Family Lecture at Baylor University.

The lecture will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Alexander Reading Room, Alexander Residence Hall, 1413 S. Seventh St.

George’s lecture will be in conversation with John Haldane, Ph.D., The J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, and will focus on “Reasons for our Hope: The Role of Faith in Politics, Culture and Education.”

“Last year we had Professor George here to give the Laura Blanche Jackson Lecture in World Affairs,” said Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., dean of the Honors College, director of the Baylor in Washington, D.C. program and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture. “His talk was so well received, particularly by our students, that we decided to invite him back to speak on a broader range of issues. George is a distinguished philosopher, an expert in jurisprudence and an influential public intellectual.”

George has authored multiple books and is a recipient of many honors and awards. He received his J.D. and M.T.S. degrees from Harvard University and D.Phil. from Oxford University.

“Such a wide-ranging discussion with well educated, highly informed and articulate panelists should be of interest to the entire Baylor community,” Hibbs said.

For more information, visit the Honors College website.

by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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