A Jewish-Christian Dialogue on Religion, Culture, and Politics
Dennis Prager, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Co-Founder, Prager University; Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
Dennis Prager is a Nationally Syndicated Radio Host. He has been broadcasting on radio in Los Angeles since 1982. His popular show became nationally syndicated in 1999 and airs live, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to Noon (Pacific Time) from his home station, KRLA. In 2011, Dennis co-founded with Allen Estrin, Prager University, an institution of higher learning on the Internet, with a unique difference – all the courses are five minutes long. The courses distill the best ideas of the best minds in the world, and cover the disciplines of Political Science, History, Philosophy/Religion, Economics and Psychology. Mr. Prager is the author of several books, including Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph (Harper-Collins, 2012), Why the Jews (with Joseph Telushkin; Simon and Schuster, 2003), and Happiness Is a Serious Problem (Harper-Collins, 1998). Mr. Prager writes a syndicated column (Creators Syndicate), published in newspapers across the country and on the Internet. His writings have also appeared in major national and international publications including, Commentary, The Weekly Standard and The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on Fox and Friends, Red Eye, Hardball, Hannity, CBS Evening News, The Today Show and many other television shows. Mr. Prager was a Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, where he did graduate work at the Middle East and Russian Institutes. He has taught Russian and Jewish history at Brooklyn College, and the Hebrew Bible verse-by-verse at American Jewish University. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the U.S. Delegation to the Vienna Review Conference on the Helsinki Accords. He holds an honorary doctorate of law from Pepperdine University.
Robert P. George holds Princeton’s McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and is director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He is vice chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He has also served on UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology, of which he continues to be a corresponding member. He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. He is the author of In Defense of Natural Law, Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality, The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion and Morality in Crisis, Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism, and co-author of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life, Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics, What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, and Conjugal Union: What Marriage Is and Why It Matters. His scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the American Journal of Jurisprudence, and the Review of Politics.Professor George 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, the Canterbury Medal of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the Sidney Hook Memorial Award of the National Association of Scholars, the Philip Merrill Award of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, the Bradley Prize for Intellectual and Civic Achievement, and the Stanley Kelley, Jr. Teaching Award from Princeton’s Department of Politics. He has given honorific lectures at Harvard, Yale, University of St. Andrews, and Cornell University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and holds honorary doctorates of law, ethics, science, letters, divinity, civil law, humane letters, and juridical science. 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.