Tonight, One Night Only! Leon Kass! Whoooooo!

Just something you don’t see that often.

From the marquee of the Warner Theatre, around the corner  from NAM HQ. This is the theater that usually features comedy acts, musical groups and the like.

Tonight it’s Leon Kass, the bioethicist, speaking at the National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson Lecture.

Leon Kass, noted humanities scholar and bioethicist, to deliver the 2009 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
WASHINGTON (March 23, 2009)—Dr. Leon R. Kass, a widely published author, award-winning humanities teacher, and one of America’s leading moral philosophers and experts on medical ethics, will deliver the 2009 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced today. The annual NEH-sponsored Jefferson Lecture is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.

“Leon Kass is an outstanding scholar, a gifted teacher, and one of our nation’s leading humanists,” said NEH Acting Chairman Carole M. Watson. “He has brought the wisdom of the humanities to bear on many topics, from bioethics to courtship, and his dedication to undergraduate teaching in the humanities has benefitted a generation of students.”

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