University Professor at George Washington University
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"[W]hen the family and doctor are united and the patient's wishes are clearly established, there should be ways to end life when suffering becomes unbearable-even if the patient remains a conscious human being."
"No State Intrusions," The National Law Journal, Nov. 28, 2005
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to end-of-life issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to end-of-life.
Involvement and Affiliations:
University Professor, George Washington University
Professor of International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Director, Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, George Washington University
Editor, The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities, 1991-2004
Recipient, John P. McGovern Award in Behavioral Sciences, 2001
Recipient, Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2001
Named among the top 100 American intellectuals by Richard Posner in Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline, 2001
President, American Sociological Association, 1994-1995
Founder, Communitarian Network, 1990
Founding President, International Society for the Advancement of Socio Economics, 1989-1990
Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School, 1987-1989
Senior Advisor to the White House, 1979-1980
Guest Scholar, Brookings Institution, 1978
Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, 1958-1978
Recipient, Seventh James Wilbur Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Appreciation and Advancement of Human Values, Conference on Value Inquiry
Recipient, Sociological Practice Association's Outstanding Contribution Award
Recipient, Seventh James Wilbur Award
PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1958