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.

Top Thinkers Join EPPC Policy Advisory Board

The Ethics and Public Policy Center is honored to announce the formation of a new Policy Advisory Board made up of several leading thinkers and scholars.

HarperCollins to Publish New Book by Leading Papal Authority George Weigel

HarperCollins will publish a new book about the end of Pope John Paul II’s life and the beginning of a new era for the Catholic Church by George Weigel, Roman Catholic theologian and author of Witness to Hope: The Biography of John Paul II, which became an international bestseller upon its publication in 1999.

John D. Mueller to Direct New Program on Economics and Ethics

EPPC is pleased to announce that John D. Mueller, an economist with more than 25 years of experience in economic policy and financial-market forecasting, will be directing EPPC’s new program on Economics and Ethics.

EPPC Welcomes Anglican Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

The Ethics and Public Policy Center is honored to have the privilege of hosting Anglican Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester in the United Kingdom, during his upcoming visit to Washington, D.C. Bishop Nazir-Ali will participate in two conferences at EPPC during his stay.

Announcement of New EPPC Board Members

William P. Burleigh, chairman of the E.W. Scripps Company, has been elected chairman of EPPC’s Board of Directors. William P. Barr and Joseph D. (Nick) Decosimo have joined as new Directors.