George F. Will’s newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today it appears twice weekly in more than 440 newspapers. In 1976 he became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, for which he provided a bimonthly essay until 2011. In 1977 he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in his newspaper columns.
In June 2019, Will released his most recent work, The Conservative Sensibility. Eight collections of Will’s Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being One Man’s America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation (2008).
George F. Will was born in Champaign, Illinois, educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Oxford University and Princeton University, where he earned his Ph.D. and currently serves as a trustee. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University, the University of Toronto and Harvard University. He served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine. Today, he lives and works in the Washington, D.C., area.
The respondent for the lecture will be Christopher L. Eisgruber, President of Princeton University.
Supported by the Office of the Provost. Co-sponsored by the James Madison Program in American and Ideals and Institutions and by the Program in Law and Public Affairs.