George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America's leading public intellectuals. A native of Baltimore, he was educated at St. Mary's Seminary College in his native city, and at the University of St. Michael's College in Toronto.
In 1984-85 Weigel was a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. There, he wrote “Tranquillitas Ordinis: The Present Failure and Future Promise of American Catholic Thought on War and Peace” (Oxford University Press, 1987).
Weigel is the author or editor of nineteen other books, including “The Final Revolution: The Resistance Church and the Collapse of Communism” (Oxford, 1992); “The Truth of Catholicism: Ten Controversies Explored” (HarperCollins, 2001); “The Courage To Be Catholic: Crisis, Reform, and the Future of the Church” (Basic Books, 2002); “Letters to a Young Catholic” (Basic, 2004); “The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God” (Basic, 2005); “God's Choice: Pope Benedict XVI and the Future of the Catholic Church” (HarperCollins, 2005); “Faith, Reason, and the War Against Jihadism” (Doubleday, 2007); and “Against the Grain: Christianity and Democracy, War and Peace” (Crossroad, 2008).