When Professions Go Woke, Can Dissenters Survive?

Annual Princeton University Reunions Event
May 26, 2023, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
McCosh Hall 46



Event Description

Join Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program and McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, as he engages a panel of professionals in a conversation about the future of dissenters in the working world.

Joel Alicea is an assistant professor of law at The Catholic University of America. He previously served as a law clerk for Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., on the United States Supreme Court and for Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Alicea’s scholarship has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the Yale Law Journal, the Virginia Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, among other publications. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2013 and summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 2010. Professor Alicea is the Co-Director of the Project on Constitutional Originalism and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and a Nonresident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the author or co-author of five books, including most recently Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing. Previous books include When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender MomentTruth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious FreedomWhat Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, and Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination. Anderson received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and he received his doctoral degree in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. His dissertation was titled: “Neither Liberal Nor Libertarian: A Natural Law Approach to Social Justice and Economic Rights.” His research has been cited by two U.S. Supreme Court justices, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas, in two Supreme Court cases. In addition to leading the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Anderson serves as the John Paul II Teaching Fellow in Social Thought at the University of Dallas, and the Founding Editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey.

Kristin Collier, MD, FACP is an associate professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan where she serves as the director of the University of Michigan Medical School Program on Health, Spirituality and Religion.  She is also an associate program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Michigan where she oversees the primary care track. She received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her internship, residency and chief residency at The University of Michigan Hospitals. Her academic interests are in the overlap of spirituality, religion and medicine and her peer reviewed work has been published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, The Journal of General Internal Medicine, the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and she also has had writings published in Notre Dame’s Church Life Journal, Theopolis, America Magazine and Public Discourse. She is also a wife and a proud mother of four boys.

Ramesh Ponnuru is the editor of National Review, where he has covered national politics and policy for more than 25 years. He is also a columnist for the Washington Post and a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He has previously been a columnist for Time and for Bloomberg Opinion. He is the author of a book about the sanctity of life in American politics and a monograph about Japanese industrial policy. In 2014, Ponnuru contributed to and (with Yuval Levin) edited the book Room to Grow: Conservative Reforms for a Limited Government and a Thriving Middle Class. New York Times columnist David Brooks called the book “the most coherent and compelling policy agenda the American right has produced this century.” Ponnuru grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and graduated from Princeton University. He now lives in the Washington, D.C., area with his wife and children.

Moderated by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.


Lecture Series
Annual Princeton University Reunions Event