Bradley Prize recipient Mary Ann Glendon, the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is an internationally recognized scholar on human-rights and family law who is widely acclaimed for her insights on moral reasoning, cultural politics, the impact of feminism on the status of women, and the subordination of law to rights.
In November 2007, President George W. Bushnominated Glendon to be U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. She has formally represented The Vatican itself at United Nations meetings on poverty, development, and womenâ€™s issues, and is president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. She was also a member of The Presidentâ€™s Council on Bioethics.
She has authored several books — including Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse, A Nation Under Lawyers, A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and most recently, The Forum and the Tower: How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt.