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George F. Will to Speak at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

George F. Will is the featured speaker for the 2001 Hubert L. Dellinger Jr. Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7:00 p.m. in Concordia Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. The lecture, titled, “Public Affairs, Public Policy, and American Society,” is offered to the public at no charge and no tickets are issued.

“We are delighted that George Will has accepted our invitation to provide this year’s Dellinger Lecture,” commented Dr. John F. Johnson, president of Concordia Seminary. “His reputation as a perceptive and insightful observer of our culture is known to al who have read his articles and books or have watched his television appearances. We look forward to his address with great interest.”

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.

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.

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