Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: A Discussion of the Princeton Class of 2025 Pre-Read

October 1, 2021
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Jennifer Morton '02Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania; Gabrielle Girgis *20Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar with the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government, University of Notre Dame; Postdoctoral Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; and Alejandro Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University

Moderated by Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University

Join us for a discussion of the Princeton Pre-read selection for the Class of 2025, Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility by philosopher and Princeton Class of 2002 graduate Jennifer M. Morton.

Joining Professor Morton for this discussion will be Gabrielle Girgis, Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar with the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government at Notre Dame and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Alejandro Rodriguez, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University will moderate. 

Jennifer Morton '02, is Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and a senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously she taught at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the City College of New York, and Swarthmore College. Her areas of research are philosophy of action, moral philosophy, philosophy of education, and political philosophy. She received her PhD from Stanford University and her BA from Princeton University. 

Gabrielle M. Girgis *20 is a Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar with the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government at the University of Notre Dame, as well as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. She recently completed her doctorate in Politics at Princeton University, with concentrations in political theory and public law. Convinced of the importance of religious liberty for the common good, Dr. Girgis researches and writes on religion’s special protection in American law. Her dissertation on that topic was nominated in 2020 by Princeton’s Politics Department for a Distinguished Dissertation Award given annually to “original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.” She has written and published on religious liberty topics for conferences, academic journals, and other academic and popular venues.

Alejandro Rodriguez is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University. He recieved his BS and PhD degrees in Physics from MIT and has held joint post-doctoral positions at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University and at the Department of Mathematics at MIT. Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba—a byproduct of loud rumbas, a family of physics enthusiasts, and afro-cuban folklore—and emigrated to the US at the age of twelve. 

Robert P. George holds Princeton University's McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and is the Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He has served as chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and before that on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He has also served as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST). 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 on the academic committee of the Academic Freedom Alliance, a non-profit organization founded in March 2021 and “dedicated to upholding the principle of free speech in academia.” A graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds M.T.S. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University and the degrees of D.Phil., B.C.L., D.C.L., and D.Litt. from Oxford University.

**For a special discount on Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility, use code MOVIN at press.princeton.edu.**

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