Don Kennedy received AB and OPh’.ND.e diel grees in biology from Harvard and has served on the faculty of Stanford University from 1960 to the present. He served as Chair of the Department of Biology from 1964-1972, and as Director of the Program in Human Biology from 1973-1977. He was Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration from 1977-79 and President of Stanford University from 1980 to 1992. His present research program, conducted through the Center for Environmental Science and Policy at the Institute for International Studies, entails policy on such trans-boundary environmental problems as: major land-use changes; economically- driven alterations in agricultural practice; global climate change; and the development of regulatory policies. Prof. 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.