George Weigel Awarded TOTUS Prize in Poland
On October 10, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel was awarded the TOTUS Prize by the Work of the New Millennium Foundation, which is sponsored by the Catholic bishops of Poland. The prize, which was presented at a ceremony in Warsaw’s Royal Castle and televised nationally, was given in honor of Mr. Weigel’s work in “promoting the thought of Pope John Paul II.”
Spanish University Gives Honorary Doctorate to George Weigel
On November 14, 2007, Abad Oliba University in Barcelona, Spain, gave a Honoris Causa Doctorate to EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel.
George Weigel Named Distinguished Senior Fellow
On the unanimous recommendation of EPPC’s board of directors, EPPC is pleased to name George Weigel its first Distinguished Senior Fellow. “George’s new title is in recognition of his remarkable contributions to EPPC over the past two decades,” said William R. Burleigh, chairman of EPPC’s board.
Peter Wehner, White House’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, To Join EPPC
The Ethics and Public Policy Center takes great pleasure in announcing that Peter Wehner, who is completing his White House service as Deputy Assistant to the President and as Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives, will join EPPC next month as a Senior Fellow.
EPPC Vice President Elected as Chair to Religious Freedom Commission
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent, bipartisan federal agency advising the Administration and Congress, has elected Michael Cromartie as chair to succeed Felice D. Gaer, who has served in this capacity since 2006. Preeta D. Bansal and Richard D. Land were elected Vice Chairs. The officers will serve for one year effective July 1.
After a brief education about what Roe v. Wade really means, public support for overturning Roe and restoring abortion policy to the democratic processes dramatically increases. That’s what a recent poll jointly commissioned by the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Judicial Confirmation Network shows.
EPPC Bioethics Expert Appointed as U.S. Permanent Observer
EPPC Fellow Carter Snead was appointed to serve as U.S. Permanent Observer for the Council of Europe’s Bioethics Steering Committee (CDBI).
President Bush Reappoints Michael Cromartie
On May 15, 2007, President George W. Bush reappointed EPPC Vice President Michael Cromartie to serve another two-year term on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Cromartie, currently Vice Chair of the Commission, served as Chair of the Commission in 2006.
EPPC Welcomes Visiting Fellow Michael Casey of Australia
Dr. Michael Casey of Sydney, Australia, has joined EPPC as a Visiting Fellow in order to undertake research into the relationship between religion and ideology in modern democratic politics. “We’re delighted to have Michael with us in D.C. while he continues his research,” said EPPC President Ed Whelan.
Jeffrey Bell joins EPPC as Visiting Fellow
The Ethics and Public Policy Center is pleased to announce that political expert Jeffrey Bell has joined EPPC as a Visiting Fellow. Mr. Bell and EPPC board member Robert P. George are co-authoring a book on political conservatism.