Stanford University

Donald Kennedy is President Emeritus, Bing Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Emeritus, and a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. His current research interests include interdisciplinary studies on the development of policies regarding such transboundary environmental problems as major land-use changes, economically driven alterations in agricultural practice, global climate change, and the development of regulatory policies. He served as president of the university from 1980 to 1992 and oversaw the introduction of the environmental policy quarter at Stanford’s center in Washington, D.C., in 1993. He was commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 1977 to 1979. Kennedy is former editor-in-chief of Science, director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Co-chair of the National Academies’ Project on Science, Technology and Law. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He received a doctorate in biology from Harvard University.