Intellectual heavyweight, Professor Robert P. George, has received an appointment as a member of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST).
The conservative law professor serves as the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.
Professor George recently made the news with his articulate academic critique of Doug Kmiec's reasons for voting in favor of Obama.
As a member of COMEST, Prof. George will join 17 other experts to advise the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the ethics of its endevors in the fields of science and technology. George was appointed by Koïchiro Matsuura, the Director General of UNESCO, and will serve for a term of four years.
Prof. George is also currently serving a two year term on the U.S. president’s Council for Bioethics.