dCEC to Present 2023 ND Evangelium Vitae Medal to Robert P. George | News | Notre Dame News
Renowned Legal Philosopher and Constitutional and Political Theorist Robert P. George to Receive 2023 University of Notre Dame Award Evangelium Vitae Medal – the country’s highest award for heroes of the pro-life movement – during a celebration organized by the Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture on April 29, 2023.
George is the McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and Professor of Politics at Princeton University and founding director of the James Madison Program on American Ideals and Institutions.
“Robby George is a brilliant legal philosopher and one of the most prominent public intellectuals in America today,” said O. Carter Snead, director of the Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. “In over 40 years of service as a teacher, author and mentor (including myself), George has been the most important and influential exponent of the philosophical argument for equal intrinsic dignity. of the unborn, with a combination of excellence, civility and poise that simply has no equal in his generation.
The university’s president, the Reverend John I. Jenkins, CSC (himself a former classmate of George’s at Oxford), added: “Robby is admirable not only for his eloquent defense of life, but also for his commitment to respectful and civil dialogue, including with those with whom he strongly disagrees.”
Professor George is a renowned teacher, having taught nearly eight thousand students, who themselves have gone on to distinguished careers as academics, lawyers, judges, politicians, leaders of non-profit organizations and journalists. “As a teacher, Professor George set the highest standards of intellectual rigor, moral courage and devotion to truth and the common good while displaying joyful generosity to each of his adversaries. intellectuals that have often turned into true friendships,” Notre Dame Law said. Associate professor at Sherif Girgis School, himself a former student of George’s at Princeton.
Professor George has authored, co-authored or edited over 13 books, including Embryo: A Defense of Human Life (2nd edition, Doubleday, 2011), In Defense of Natural Law (Oxford University Press, 1999) and Making Men Moral ( Oxford University Press, 1993). His articles and essays have appeared in popular and scholarly journals, from the Harvard Law Review and Yale Law Journal to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, First Things, and The Times Literary Supplement. George has spoken across the United States and around the world on a wide range of issues in philosophy, law, and politics, including honorary lectures at Harvard, Yale, University of St. Andrews, and Cornell University .
George also had a long career in public service. He served on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (2012-2016), of which he was also Chairman (2013-2016); the Presidential Council on Bioethics (2002-2009); the US Civil Rights Commission (1993-1998); and as a US member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (2008-2012).
A graduate of Swarthmore College, Harvard Law School and the University of Oxford, George has received honors and awards including the Presidential Citizens Medal, Honorary Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, the Canterbury Medal from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the Bradley Prize for Intellectual and Civic Achievement, the Irving Kristol Award from the American Enterprise Institute, and the Princeton University President’s Award for Teaching distinct.
He holds honorary doctorates in law, ethics, sciences, letters, divinity, human sciences, law and moral values, civil law, human letters and legal sciences.
Our Lady Evangelium Vitae The medal, named after Pope John Paul II’s 1995 encyclical, is the highest national lifetime achievement award for heroes of the pro-life movement, honoring those whose efforts have advanced the Gospel of Life by firmly affirming and defending the sanctity of human life from its earliest stages.
Past medal recipients include Dr. John Bruchalski, founder of Tepeyac OB/GYN; Vicki Thorn, founder of post-abortion healing ministry Project Rachel; the Women’s Care Center Foundation; Mother Agnes Mary Donovan and the Sisters of Life; Congressman Chris Smith, Co-Chair of the Pro-Life Congressional Bipartisan Caucus, and his wife, Marie Smith, Director of the Parliamentary Critical Issues Network; Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and the Knights of Columbus; the Little Sisters of the Poor; the Jerome Lejeune Foundation; and Mary Ann Glendon, professor at Harvard Law School skilled.
Announced annually on Respect for Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October, Notre Dame Church Evangelium Vitae The award consists of a specially commissioned medal and a $10,000 prize awarded at a banquet after a celebratory mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. For more information on the Evangelium Vitae Medal, visit https://ethicscenter.nd.edu/programs/culture-of-life/evangelium-vitae-medal/.
The Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture is the leading center of scholarly thought within the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition. The center is committed to sharing the richness of this tradition through teaching, research and dialogue, at the highest level and in a range of disciplines.
Originally posted by ethics centre.nd.edu on October 02, 2022.at