Upcoming event: 2014 John W. Pope lecture at NCSU, ‘Constitutional Structures and Political Culture,’ featuring Robert P. George

Mark your calendar for Thursday evening, February 20, when renowned political thinker Robert P. George will deliver the 2014 John W. Pope lecture at N.C. State University.

George’s talk is entitled “Constitutional Structures, Limited Government, and Civic Virtue.”

When: February 20, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Where: N.C. State University, SAS Hall, located at 2311 Stinson Drive. (Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.)

A reception will follow the speech. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The John W. Pope Lecture Series is hosted by North Carolina State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Poole College of Management to encourage dialogue on topics of political and economic interest.

“Quality interaction with undergraduate students is a key component of the series,” says Dr. Andy Taylor, professor of Political Science at N.C. State. “Dr. George will offer a public lecture, but will also meet with our students.”

Click here for a story on the 2013 John W. Pope lecture, delivered by economist Luigi Zingales on the topic of crony capitalism.


George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and founder and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

He is the author of Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality (1993), In Defense of Natural Law (1999), and The Clash of Orthodoxies (2001), among other works. His 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 elsewhere. He is general editor of New Forum Books, a Princeton University Press series of interdisciplinary works in law, culture, and politics. 

A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, George also earned a master’s degree in theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University.

Among his awards are the United States Presidential Citizens Medal, the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland and the Bradley Prize for Intellectual and Civic Achievement.