Students Meet with Prof. Robert George of Princeton University
Each semester, students pursuing their M.A. in Human Rights participate in lectures with experts in the field of human rights. This semester, students heard from Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.
Professor George spoke about the philosophical underpinnings of human rights.
“Robert George is a giant in today’s Catholic intellectual world. It was a great honor to have him join our class. His concluding message that the U.S. needs prophetic witnesses who uncompromisingly and fearlessly uphold the truth and human dignity is a challenge for me to not compromise my Catholic faith and to have courage when speaking out in the defense of the most vulnerable – even when doing so may mean being ‘cancelled’ or ‘ostracized’.”
– Student, M.A. in Human Rights
“His approach to natural law is especially relevant in social discussions today and how to apply Catholic Social Doctrine.”