Dr. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) Academic Advisor, is this year’s recipient of the Irving Kristol Award. The award is the highest honor conferred by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and is given annually to an individual who has made exceptional intellectual and practical contributions to improve government policy, social welfare, or political understanding.

Dr. George’s career has been defined by the rare combination that marks a true public intellectual: deep scholarly rigor and broad public impact. His expert scholarship on questions of jurisprudence, the Constitution, natural law, and the intersection of religion, morality, and culture spans countless books, papers, and lectures and commands great admiration from the academy.