NEH chairman to present discussion on humanities

Dr. James A. Leach, chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will present “Humanities, Citizenship and the American Spirit,” at 4 p.m. April 12 in the Willis Building.

Leach served the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years, was a professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and served Harvard University as lecturer and interim director of the Institute of Politics.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For reservations, visit

Leach’s presentation is sponsored by the David Julian and Virginia Suther Whichard Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English, and the ECU Office of Engagement, Innovation and Economic Development.

The NEH senior program officer, Stefanie Walker, will hold a grant-writing workshop from 8:30 a.m. until noon, April 13 in the Willis Building.

For more information, visit or contact Denise Miller, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences executive assistant, at (252) 328-6249 or at

Individuals requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should call 252-737-1016 (voice/TTY) at least 48 hours prior to the event.