Directly following his visit to the Center on Religion and Politics, Princeton named Christopher Eisgruber the 20th president of the University. We celebrate his appointment. During an interview with the Daily Princetonian following the University’s announcement, Eisgruber talked about his visit to the Center on Religion and Politics and anticipated that this might be one of his last formal academic lectures for a while. If so, we are grateful for the opportunity to have hosted this event.
Eisgruber became the Provost of Princeton University on July 1, 2004. He is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values. From 2001 through June 2004, he survey as Director of Princeton’s Program in Law and Public Affairs. He is the author of The Next Justice: Repairing the Supreme Court Appointments Process (Princeton 2007), Religious Freedom and the Constitution (Harvard 2007) (co-authored with Lawrance G. Sager), and Constitutional Self-Government (Harvard 2001), as well as numerous articles in books and academic journals. Before joining the faculty in 2001, he clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court, and then served for eleven years on the faculty of the New York University School of Law. Eisgruber received an AB magna cum laude in Physics from Princeton, an MLitt in Politics from Oxford University, and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He is a trustee of the Princeton University Press and the Educational Testing Service and is a member of the University Advisory Board for Coursera.
- Christopher Eisgruber
R. Marie Griffith
Director and John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities