The Catholic University of America

May 5, 2009

A Discussion of 'Life' Issues:

Professors George, Kmiec and Glendon to Headline National Press Club Event

A public exchange of views will be convened on the topic, "The Obama Administration and the Sanctity of Human Life: Is There a Common Ground on Life Issues? What is the Right Response by 'Pro-Life" Citizens?" at Washington, D.C.'s National Press Club at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2009.

Discussing their respective views will be Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and the Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, and Douglas Kmiec, Professor of Constitutional Law and Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Their exchange will be moderated by Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and former United States Ambassador to the Holy See. The event explores different perspectives on current governmental policy regarding such issues as abortion and embryonic stem cell research and its impact on societal attitudes regarding the respect for human life.

The discussion is sponsored by the Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture at the Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America. Seating is reserved by invitation. Due to space limitations, media coverage (broadcast and print) will also be by invitation only.

If you are a credentialed media member and interested in covering this exchange of views, please contact Victor Nakas at 202 319-5600, or