The Catholic University of America

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36th Annual Thomas Verner Moore Lecture: "The Ten Commandments: Principles of a Humanistic Politics"

WHEN: 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Columbus School of Law, Rev. William J. Byron, S.J. Auditorium
3600 John McCormack Road, N.E.
Washington, D.C.


Leon R. Kass, M.D., the Addie Clark Harding Professor of Social Thought and in the College, at the University of Chicago, and Hertog Fellow in Social Thought at the American Enterprise Institute, will deliver the 36th Annual Thomas Verner Moore Lecture on Sept. 26. Among his numerous posts of scholarly service, Dr. Kass has served two terms as chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics, as executive secretary of the Committee on the Life Sciences and Social Policy of the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences, and as a member of the National Council on the Humanities of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

He previously taught at St. John's College, Annapolis, Md., and served as Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. Research Professor in Bioethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. A prolific writer, Dr. Kass has published, among others, the following books: "The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis;" "Toward a More Natural Science: Biology and Human Affairs;" "The Ethics of Human Cloning" (with James Q. Wilson); and "Life, Liberty, and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics."

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rev. Joseph Jensen, O.S.B., at 202-319-5519 or

SPONSORS: St. Anselm's Abbey in cooperation with the Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture and the School of Theology and Religious Studies