The Assassination of JFK: Its Impact on American Politics and Culture

Nov 22, 2013, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
Frist Campus Center 302


Event Description

Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University; and Alvin S. Felzenberg *75, *78Director of Communications, Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress; Visiting Lecturer, Annenberg School for Communications, University of Pennsylvania; Author of The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game (2008)

Alvin S. Felzenberg serves as Director of Communications for the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress and Visiting Lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously principal spokesman for the 9/11 Commission. He served in two presidential administrations, held several high-level posts with the U.S. House of Representatives, and, in the 1980s, was New Jersey's Assistant Secretary of State in the administration of Governor Thomas H. Kean. He has been a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and has taught at Yale, Princeton, Johns Hopkins and George Washington Universities. He has appeared as a commentator on major public affairs television shows, including CNN’s “Crossfire,” C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” and multiple others. His writings have appeared in the Washington Post, Weekly Standard, Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Globe, and Christian Science Monitor. He has regularly contributed to National Review Online, US, and Politico. Among his most recent books are: The Leaders We Deserved and a Few We Didn’t: Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game (Basic Books, 2008), and Governor Tom Kean: From the New Jersey Statehouse to the 9-11 Commission (Rutgers University Press, 2006)He is currently writing a book about William F. Buckley, Jr.  He received his MA and PhD in Politics from Princeton University.

Robert P. George is McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence at Princeton University and is the director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.  He is Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics, UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology and the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights.  Among his books are Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality (1995), The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion and Morality in Crisis (2002), and Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism (2013).  He is a recipient of many honors and awards, including the 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. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, he also received a master’s degree in Theology from Harvard and a doctorate in Philosophy of Law from Oxford University.


Lecture Series
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture