Joan E. Bowes-James Madison Distinguished Speaker Series

Date and Time:

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Location:

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theater

Cost:

Free

Details:

"Religious Liberty and Human Good"

Schedule

  • 5:30 p.m. — Doors open
  • 6 p.m. — Presentation
  • 7 p.m. — Reception

About the Speaker

Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Founder and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. In July 2013, he was elected Chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. He previously served on the President’s Council on Bioethics (2002-2009), and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1993-1998). He has also served on UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology. He is a former 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), In Defense of Natural Law (1999), and The Clash of Orthodoxies (2001). He is co-author of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life (with Christopher Tollefsen) and Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics (with Patrick Lee). He is editor of several volumes, including Natural Law Theory: Contemporary Essays (1992), The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism (1996), Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality (1996), and Great Cases in Constitutional Law (2000). He has also written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, National Review, First Things, the Boston Review, City Journal, and the Times Literary Supplement.

Professor George is general editor of New Forum Books, a Princeton University Press series of interdisciplinary works in law, culture, and politics. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as Of Counsel to the law firm of Robinson & McElwee.

Driving Directions and Parking Information


From the North (Los Angeles, La Jolla)

  • Use I-5 (South), exit at Sea World Drive and Tecolote Road.
  • Turn Left on Tecolote Road.Right on Morena Blvd.
  • Left on Napa Street to Linda Vista Road.
  • Make a left at the 1st stoplight on Linda Vista Road onto Marian Way, USD's West Entrance.
  • Stop at the entry kiosk to obtain a parking permit.
  • Take first left after security booth and enter the West Parking Structure.
  • Visitors may take the event tram to the venue, or walk up the hill.
  • If you prefer to walk, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice is a five-minute walk up the hill and is the first building on your right.

From the South (Downtown, Convention Center)

  • Use I-5 (North) to I-8 (East) and exit at the first exit, Morena Blvd.
  • Follow Morena Blvd, and bear right onto Linda Vista Road.
  • Make a left at the 1st stoplight on Linda Vista Road onto Marian Way, USD's West Entrance.
  • Stop at the entry kiosk to obtain a parking permit.
  • Take first left after security booth and enter the West Parking Structure.
  • Visitors may take the event tram to the venue, or walk up the hill.
  • If you prefer to walk, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice is a five-minute walk up the hill and is the first building on your right.

From the East

  • Use I-8 (West), exit at Morena Blvd.Bear right onto Linda Vista Road.
  • Make a left at the 2nd stoplight on Linda Vista Road onto Marian Way, USD's West Entrance.
  • Stop at the entry kiosk to obtain a parking permit.
  • Take first left after security booth and enter the West Parking Structure.
  • Visitors may take the event tram to the venue, or walk up the hill.
  • If you prefer to walk, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice is a five-minute walk up the hill and is the first building on your right.

About the Joan E. Bowes-James Madison Distinguished Speaker Series

Established by longtime La Jolla resident and civic activist Joan E. Bowes, the speaker series was created to promote the open exchange of ideas and to inspire law students and other members of the San Diego community. Bearing the name of James Madison—fourth president of the United States and "Father of the Constitution"—this annual series brings distinguished speakers from the fields of law, diplomacy, government and politics to the University of San Diego.

 

Contact:

Trang Pham
tpham@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4208