May 24 in Washington, DC: The Torah and the American Founding

Promised Lands:
The Torah and the American Founding

Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00 pm
Hudson Institute Stern Center

Sponsored by the Jack Miller Center & Hudson Institute Political Studies

Some say the American Founders pursued a radical separation of religion and politics — but has the Bible’s influence been overlooked? Many of America’s greatest thinkers have looked to the Torah to find the roots of our freedom. The Founders cited the Bible more than almost any other text. The story of Israel has left an indelible mark on American culture, institutions, and politics.

Join the Jack Miller Center and Hudson Institute Political Studies for a panel discussion on the Torah and the American Founding featuring Meir Soloveichik, Robert P. George, Justin Dyer, and Michael Doran moderated by Samuel Goldman.

A reception will follow the panel.

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Meir Soloveichik is an Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies and director of the Zahava and Moshael J. Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University. Dr. Soloveichik is also senior rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in Manhattan.

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Justin Dyer is the executive director of the Civitas Institute, professor of government, and Jack G. Taylor Regents Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. His most recent book is The Classical and Christian Origins of American Politics: Political Theology, Natural Law, and the American Founding.

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Robert P. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, a
program founded under his leadership in 2000.

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Michael Doran is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East at Hudson Institute. He specializes in Middle East security issues and co-hosts the Counterbalance podcast.

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Samuel Goldman

Samuel Goldman is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the John L. Loeb, Jr. Institute for Religious Freedom, and director of the Politics & Values Program at George Washington University.

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About the Jack Miller Center

The Jack Miller Center is a nationwide network of scholars and teachers committed to educating the next generation about the core texts and ideas of the American political tradition. We aim to expand the pipeline of scholars dedicated to teaching America’s founding principles and history, to seed and cultivate college campus centers for the study of the American political tradition, and to advance the teaching of American citizenship in K-12 schools centered around our history and foundational texts.



About Hudson Institute Political Studies

Hudson Institute Political Studies offers an education in political theory and practice that broadens and deepens understanding of public policy and American political principles. By studying the most consequential ideas of the greatest political minds, students seek to determine–and meet–the demands of a free society and a just republic. Political Studies includes two core programs: an undergraduate Summer Fellowship in theory and practice and a graduate level Policy Certificate Program on pressing current issues.

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