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EPPC Vice President Elected as Chair to Religious Freedom Commission

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent, bipartisan federal agency advising the Administration and Congress, has elected Michael Cromartie as chair to succeed Felice D. Gaer, who has served in this capacity since 2006. Preeta D. Bansal and Richard D. Land were elected Vice Chairs. The officers will serve for one year effective July 1.

Overturning Roe

After a brief education about what Roe v. Wade really means, public support for overturning Roe and restoring abortion policy to the democratic processes dramatically increases. That’s what a recent poll jointly commissioned by the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Judicial Confirmation Network shows.

EPPC Bioethics Expert Appointed as U.S. Permanent Observer

EPPC Fellow Carter Snead was appointed to serve as U.S. Permanent Observer for the Council of Europe’s Bioethics Steering Committee (CDBI).

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.