JACKSON, Tenn. – March 13, 2006 – Acclaimed legal scholar Robert George will speak at a Union University luncheon March 16 as part of the annual Union Forum lecture series.
George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, will speak about the judicial nomination process and the changing U.S. Supreme Court.
“By any standard, Robert P. George is recognized as one of America’s leading public intellectuals,” Union University President David S. Dockery said. “Both in his writing and his speaking he courageously and brilliantly makes the case for the place of traditional Judeo-Christian principles in Western culture.”
George is a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics and formerly served as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He was Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award.
George is the author of “In Defense of Natural Law,” “Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality” and “The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion and Morality in Crisis.” He has published numerous scholarly articles and book reviews.
Margaret Carlson, a columnist for Time magazine, will be the keynote speaker for the second 2006 Union Forum luncheon on April 6.
The luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. Tickets are $25 each, or $125 for a table of six. A table for both luncheons is $200. Online registration is available at www.uu.edu/events/unionforum/2006.
Prior to the luncheon, George will address Union students in Harvey Auditorium.
Now in its eighth year, Union Forum is sponsored by the First Tennessee Foundation, TLM Associates, West Tennessee Healthcare and The Jackson Sun.
For more information, contact Union’s Office of University Relations at (731) 661-5050.