President Bush Reappoints Michael Cromartie
On May 15, 2007, President George W. Bush reappointed EPPC Vice President Michael Cromartie to serve another two-year term on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Cromartie, currently Vice Chair of the Commission, served as Chair of the Commission in 2006.
EPPC Welcomes Visiting Fellow Michael Casey of Australia
Dr. Michael Casey of Sydney, Australia, has joined EPPC as a Visiting Fellow in order to undertake research into the relationship between religion and ideology in modern democratic politics. “We’re delighted to have Michael with us in D.C. while he continues his research,” said EPPC President Ed Whelan.
Jeffrey Bell joins EPPC as Visiting Fellow
The Ethics and Public Policy Center is pleased to announce that political expert Jeffrey Bell has joined EPPC as a Visiting Fellow. Mr. Bell and EPPC board member Robert P. George are co-authoring a book on political conservatism.
Carter Snead, Expert on Law and Bioethics, Joins EPPC
The Ethics and Public Policy Center is delighted to announce that Carter Snead, an internationally recognized expert in the field of law and bioethics, has affiliated with EPPC as a Fellow. His specific areas of expertise include stem-cell research, human cloning, assisted reproduction, neuroscience, abortion, end-of-life matters, and research involving human subjects.
White House Domestic-Policy Expert Yuval Levin Joins EPPC
The Ethics and Public Policy Center is pleased to announce that Yuval Levin, who has just completed his service as Associate Director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, has joined EPPC as a Fellow. His areas of specialty include reform of federal domestic-policy programs, political philosophy, science and technology, and bioethics. Mr. Levin will also resume his position as Senior Editor of The New Atlantis, EPPC’s quarterly journal of technology and society.
Domestic-Policy Expert James Capretta Joins EPPC
The Ethics and Public Policy Center is delighted to announce that James C. Capretta, who served as the Bush Administration’s top budget official for health care, Social Security and pensions, education, and labor policy, has joined EPPC as a Fellow in its Economics and Ethics program and as a FirstFocus Fellow.
EPPC Welcomes New Senior Fellow Stanley Kurtz
The Ethics and Public Policy Center is delighted to announce that Stanley Kurtz has joined EPPC full-time as a Senior Fellow. Mr. Kurtz is a key contributor to American public debates on a wide range of issues, from marriage and family, to higher education reform, to the place of religion in public life, to the challenges of democratization abroad.
Herbert Schlossberg, Historian of Christianity and Society, Joins EPPC
The Ethics and Public Policy Center is delighted to announce that Herbert Schlossberg, a leading scholar on Christianity and society, has joined EPPC. Mr. Schlossberg is the author of several books, including, most recently, The Silent Revolution and the Making of Victorian England, which studies the effect on English society of the religious revival of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
EPPC Selected as a UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
The Ethics and Public Policy Center is delighted to announce that UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) has selected EPPC to serve as a UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. “EPPC has been a leading voice on bioethics issues in this country,” said EPPC President M. Edward Whelan III. “We are grateful for the opportunity to expand our influence in the international arena and to work with UNESCO to promote bioethics principles that respect the dignity and equality of every human being.We thank both UNESCO and the U.S. National Commission on UNESCO.”
Michael Cromartie Elected Chairman of Religious Freedom Commission
EPPC Vice President Michael Cromartie has been elected chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom for 2005-2006.