Heritage Foundation’s Anderson is Next Week’s Halbrook Lecturer at Taylor University

Published: Mar 03, 2017

Dr. Ryan Anderson

Author, researcher and speaker Dr. Ryan Anderson will present the 4th annual Halbrook Freedom Lecture at Taylor University in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall on Thursday, March 9, at 7:00 p.m.

Anderson will also speak in Taylor’s chapel service on Friday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m., in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium.

Anderson is the William E. Simon senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, where he researches and writes about marriage, bioethics, religious liberty and political philosophy. Anderson, who joined Heritage in 2012, is also the founder and editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey.

He is the author of Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom and co-author with Princeton’s Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. Anderson’s research was cited by U.S. Supreme Court justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas in two separate cases.

Anderson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. He earned a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. His dissertation was titled: Neither Liberal nor Libertarian: A Natural Law Approach to Social Justice and Economic Rights.  

Anderson has made appearances on ABC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox News. His work has appeared in major newspapers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal as well as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Harvard Health Policy Review, The Weekly Standard, and National Review.

This spring, Oxford University Press will release Anderson’s new book, Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination, co-authored with Girgis and John Corvino. Anderson also is co-editor with Dan Philpott of A Liberalism Safe for Catholicism? Perspectives From The Review of  Politics, a collection of essays due this spring from  University of Notre Dame Press.

The Halbrook Freedom Lecture Series is funded with a grant from the Halbrook Family Foundation, based in St. Augustine, Fla.

For questions regarding this event, contact Kim Cartwright (kim_cartwright@taylor.edu).