O. Carter Snead

O. Carter Snead is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Professor of Law and William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, where he writes and teaches in the area of law and bioethics.

In 2007, Mr. Snead was appointed (along with Dr. Edmund Pellegrino, Chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics) to be the Permanent Observer for the U.S. Government at the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee on Bioethics (CDBI). In that capacity, Professor Snead assists the CDBI in its efforts to elaborate international instruments and standards for the ethical governance of science and medicine.

His scholarly works have appeared in such publications as Constitutional Commentary, the New England Law Review, the Yale Journal of Health Policy Law and Ethics, the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Quaderni Costituzionale, and The New Atlantis. His popular commentary and analysis have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Indianapolis Star, the San Jose Mercury News, Wired, Washington Lawyer, National Review Online, Science and Spirit, Today’s Catholic, and the National Catholic Register.

In The New Atlantis