The American Enterprise Institute's Council of Academic Advisers honors Leon R. Kass, recipient of the Institute's 2012 Irving Kristol Award. The Irving Kristol Award is presented to an individual who has made extraordinary intellectual or practical contributions to improved government policy, social welfare, or political understanding.
The Irving Kristol Award was established in 2002 in honor of AEI senior fellow Irving Kristol, replacing the Institute's Francis Boyer Award, which had been awarded annually for the previous twenty-five years. The Kristol Award is selected by AEI's Council of Academic Advisers.
Leon R. Kass, M.D., Receives 2012 Irving Kristol Award. Read more here.
6:00 P.M. Reception
7:00 P.M. Irving Kristol Lecture
Followed by Dinner and Dancing
Leon R. Kass, M.D., is the Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago and the Madden-Jewett Chair at AEI. He 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 most recent book, What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song (co-edited with Amy Kass and Diana Schaub), seeks to promote American identity, character and citizenship.