Professor Mary Ann Glendon

Professor Mary Ann Glendon

Professor Mary Ann Glendon has been named a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. She will be presented with the award tomorrow at an Oval Office ceremony with President Bush.

Glendon is among a small number of Americans to receive the humanities medal this year. The winners were revealed yesterday in conjunction with the announcement of the National Medal of Arts recipients.

An expert in comparative constitutional law, human rights and bio-ethics, Glendon has been a member of the Harvard Law faculty since 1986. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles including and books including, most recently, A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Other winners of this year’s National Humanities Medal include historian Walter Berns, New York assistant district attorney Matthew Bogdanos, professor Eva Brann, historian John Lewis Gaddis, historian Alan Kors, art historians and appraisers Leigh and Leslie Keno, author and columnist Judith Martin and history patrons Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman.