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A Report of the Witherspoon Council on Ethics and the Integrity of Science

The Stem Cell Debates: Lessons for Science and Politics

Appendices: A. The Science of Embryonic Stem Cell Research • B. The Promise of Stem Cell Therapies
C. Ethical Considerations Regarding Stem Cell Research • D. Stem Cell Research Funding: Policy and Law
E. Overview of International Human Embryonic Stem Cell Laws

Members of the Witherspoon Council 

The Witherspoon Council

Robert P. George, J.D., D.Phil. (Co-Chairman)
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University

Donald W. Landry, M.D., Ph.D. (Co-Chairman)
Samuel Bard Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Director of the Division of Experimental Therapeutics at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director of the Medical Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Michael J. Birrer, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director of Gynecologic Medical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center; Co-chair, National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee

Eric Cohen
Executive Director, Tikvah Fund; Editor-at-Large, The New Atlantis

Farr A. Curlin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago

Austin L. Hughes, Ph.D.
Carolina Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina

William B. Hurlbut, M.D.
Consulting Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford Medical Center

Yuval Levin, Ph.D.
Editor, National Affairs; Hertog Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Gilbert C. Meilaender, Ph.D.
Richard and Phyllis Duesenberg Professor of Christian Ethics, Valparaiso University

Charles T. Rubin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Duquesne University

Diana J. Schaub, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Maryland

O. Carter Snead, J.D.
Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame

Meir Y. Soloveichik, Ph.D.
Associate Rabbi, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York City

Christopher O. Tollefsen, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy, University of South Carolina; Senior Fellow, Witherspoon Institute

For further information, see member biographies.

The Witherspoon Council on Ethics and the Integrity of Science, "Members of the Witherspoon Council on Ethics and the Integrity of Science," The New Atlantis, Number 34, Winter 2012, pp. 7-8.