Kass to Deliver Nuveen Lecture, November 20
Leon Kass, the Addie Clark Harding Professor in the College and the Committee on Social Thought, has been selected to deliver the 2008 John Nuveen Lecture.
His Nuveen Lecture is titled "Defending Human Dignity: What it is and Why it Matters."
Kass is one of the nation's leading experts on medical ethics. In 2001, he was appointed chair of the President's Council on Bioethics by President Bush. His early research in molecular biology led him to contemplate the human consequences of science, an area of inquiry in which he has been engaged for more than thirty years. Kass has written Toward a More Natural Science: Biology and Human Affairs; The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of our Nature; The Ethics of Human Cloning (with James Wilson); Life, Liberty, and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics, and The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis.
Please see http://divinity.uchicago.edu/alumni/awards/nuveen/index.shtml for more information on the Nuveen Lecture series.
Kass will deliver the Nuveen Lecture on Thursday, November 20, at 4:00 p.m. in Swift Lecture Hall (1025 East 58th Street). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or special needs assistance, please contact Terren Ilana Wein at email@example.com or 773-702-8230.