Distinguished scholars from the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress will probe the meaning of human dignity from a variety of historical, political, religious, medical, and social perspectives ¯ at the Library on April 26.
Seven senior scholars associated with the Kluge Center will engage in an informal, scholarly conversation on “the dignity of the human person,” a concept that informs innumerable contemporary issues. What is "human dignity"? How does the concept shape what we think and how we behave?
Jean Bethke Elshtain will moderate the discussion among Dr. George Chrousos, Roshi Joan Halifax, Jennifer Hochschild, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Abdulkarim Soroush, and John Witte, Jr.
For more information and brief bios of the participants: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2011/11-080.html
Tuesday, April 26
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, S.E., Washington, DC, 20540.
Free and open to the public; no tickets are needed.
For further information: 202-707-3302 or http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2011/11-080.html
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