Leon R. Kass

Leon R. Kass, MD, is the Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the the Madden-Jewett Chair at the American Enterprise Institute and was the Chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2001 to 2005. He has been engaged for more than 40 years with ethical and philosophical issues raised by biomedical advances and, more recently, with broader moral and cultural issues. His books include Founding God’s Nation: Reading Exodus, Leading a Worthy Life: Finding Meaning in Modern Times, and What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song.