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George F. Will to Speak at Concordia Seminary

George F. Will will deliver the fourth annual Hubert L. Dellinger, Jr. Lecture on Dec. 13, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The title of his lecture is “Public Affairs, Public Policy, and American Society.”

Will’s newspaper column has been syndicated by “The Washington Post” since 1974 and appears twice weekly in nearly 500 newspapers in the United States and Europe. In 1976, he became a regular contributing editor of “Newsweek” magazine, for which he provides a bimonthly back-page essay. In 1977, he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in his newspaper columns. Six collections of Will’s columns have been published, the most recent being “The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America’s Fabric” (1997).

Will also has published three books on political theory, “Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does” (1983), “The New Season: A Spectator’s Guide to the 1988 Election” (1987) and “Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and The Recovery of Deliberative Democracy” (1992). In 1990, Will published “Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball,” a best-selling collection of new and previously published writings on baseball.

In 1981, Will became a founding panel member on the ABC television news program, “This Week,” with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.

Will was born in Champaign, Illinois, and educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Oxford University and Princeton University, where he earned his Ph.D. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University, the University of Toronto and Harvard University. He served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970-1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of “National Review” magazine. Today, he lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area.

The Hubert L. Dellinger, Jr. Lecture Series, established in 1997, is designed to feature nationally-known speakers who address subjects which intersect the disciplines of theology, sociology, philosophy and law. Previous speakers have included United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Prof. Stephen L. Carter of Yale University and William F. Buckley.