been the Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., Professor of Christian Ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University (1975-1979) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School and Princeton University.
Cochair, Michael R. Taylor, B.A. (Political Science), Davidson College; J.D., University of Virginia, is Senior Fellow and Director, Risk, Resource, and Environmental Management Division, Resources for the Future (RFF); and a member of the Board of Trustees of Resolve, Inc., a nonprofit environmental and public health mediation and dispute resolution organization. At RFF, Taylor leads a research program on the policy and institutional issues affecting the success of the global food and agricultural system in areas such as food security in developing countries, food safety as a global concern, and the natural resource and environmental sustainability of agriculture. Publications include Redesigning Food Safety: Using Risk Analysis to Build a Better Food Safety System (2001) (co-author). Prior to coming to RFF, Taylor served in government, practiced law in Washington, D.C., and worked in private industry. He was Administrator of the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service; Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and an FDA staff lawyer and Executive Assistant to the FDA Commissioner. He practiced food and drug law and was a partner in the law firm of King and Spalding and was Vice President for Public Policy at Monsanto Company. He is currently a member of the National Academies Committee on Implications of Dioxin in the Food Supply, and he has served on the Subcommittee on Defining Science-Based Concerns Associated with Products of Animal Biotechnology; the Food Forum; and the Committee on Scientific and Regulatory Issues Underlying Pesticide Use Patterns and Agricultural Innovation.
James V. Bruckner, B.S. (Pharmacy), University of Texas, Austin; M.S. (Toxicology), University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D. (Toxicology), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia. He was director of the University of Georgia’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Toxicology for 15 years. He was recently a member of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel for Evaluation of Exposure and Hazards to Children from Contact with Chromated Copper Arsenate-Treated Wood Structures, Office of Pesticide Programs, EPA; peer reviewer of applications for Hazardous Substances Research Center Grants, National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance, Office of Research and Development, EPA; peer reviewer of research con-