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Natural Law, God, and Human Dignity  

Dr. Robert P. GeorgeJoin Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 as Dr. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Founder and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, as well as a Professor of Politics and associated faculty member of the Department of Philosophy at Princeton University, presents "Natural Law, God, and Human Dignity" as part of the Archbishop Gerety Lecture Series. Dr George will deliver his lecture in the Auditorium of Jubilee Hall on the University's main campus in South Orange, New Jersey. All are welcome, and admission is free. Call-in registration is strongly encouraged. Please contact Kathleen Childers at (973) 761-9016, or e-mail

Princeton University scholar Robert P. George is author of Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality, In Defense of Natural Law, and The Clash of Orthodoxies. He is co-author of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life and Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics as well as being editor and co-editor of several volumes. Professor George's articles and review essays have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review and many others. He is a frequent contributor to First Things, where he is a member of the editorial board and has also written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the National Review, the Times Literary Supplement, Touchstone, the Boston Review, and City Journal.

In 2008 he received the Presidential Citizens Medal, one of the highest honors that can be conferred by the United States on a civilian. In 2010 he was awarded the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland. Among his other awards are the Bradley Prize for Intellectual and Civic Achievement, the Philip Merrill Award of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, the Sidney Hook Memorial Award of the National Association of Scholars, the Silver Gavel Award of the American Bar Association and the Canterbury Medal of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is in great demand as a speaker and most recently has given the 2010 Frank Irvine Lecture at Cornell University and the 2010 Petrazycki Lecture in Law at the University of Warsaw.

The Archbishop Gerety Fund for Ecclesiastical History was established by the Most Reverend Peter Leo Gerety, Archbishop Emeritus of Newark, to advance studies in ecclesiastical history, especially the history of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Among its various activities, the Fund sponsors lectures each year at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology. 

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