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Donald Kennedy, PhD   Download vCard
President Emeritus of Stanford University; Bing Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Emeritus and FSI Senior Fellow by courtesy

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global climate change; land-use policy; economically driven changes in agricultural practice; environmental regulation

Donald Kennedy is president emeritus of Stanford University, the Bing Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, emeritus, and an FSI senior fellow by courtesy. He is also the editor-in-chief of Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His research focuses on policy regarding trans-boundary environmental problems such as as major land-use changes; economically-driven alterations in agricultural practice; global climate change; and the development of regulatory policies.

Kennedy joined the Stanford faculty in 1960 and was president of the university from 1980 to 1992. He was commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 1977 to 1979. Previously at Stanford, he was director of the Program in Human Biology (1973-1977), and chair of the Department of Biology (1964-1972).

Kennedy is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He served on the National Commission for Public Service and the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government, and as a founding director of the Health Effects Institute. He currently serves as a director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and as co-chair of the National Academies' Project on Science, Technology and Law. He received AB and PhD degrees in biology from Harvard University.

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Policymakers, scholars present state of the economy
Jon Christensen, executive director of the Bill Lane Center, moderated the discussion, which featured professors Lawrence Goulder and Donald Kennedy, ...
February 7, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Faculty, staff and students recall the evolution of Jewish life at Stanford
The first and only kosher cooperative at Stanford was established under a donation in her name and that of her husband, former president Donald Kennedy.
January 21, 2011 in Stanford Report

Do scientists understand the public?
Complimenting this study, the American Academy will soon release a new volume, Science and the Media, edited by Donald Kennedy (Stanford University) and ...
June 29, 2010 in EurekAlert (press release)