The Embryo Question: Biotechnology and the Status of Nascent Human Life at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Speaker: Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University Presented by: The Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts Summary: The Distinguished Law and Technology Lecture Robert P. George is a member of the Presidents Council on Bioethics. He previously served as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and as a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. Professor George is author of Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality (1993) and In Defense of Natural Law (1999), and editor of Natural Law Theory: Contemporary Essays (1992), The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism (1996), and Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality (1996), all published by Oxford University Press. He is also editor of Great Cases in Constitutional Law (2000) and co-editor of Constitutional Politics: Essays on Constitution Making, Maintenance, and Change (2001), from Princeton University Press. His most recent books are The Meaning of Marriage, edited with Jean Bethke Elshtain and published by Spence Publishing Co. and The Clash of Orthodoxies, published by ISI Books. 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, the Review of Politics, the Review of Metaphysics, and the American Journal of Jurisprudence. He has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, First Things, the Boston Review, and the Times Literary Supplement. He has received numerous awards, including the 2005 Bradley Prize for Intellectual and Civic Achievement. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of directors of several organizations. In addition to his academic and civic work, Professor George is of counsel to the law firm of Robinson & McElwee.