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Amitai Etzioni served as a Senior Advisor to the Carter White House; taught at Columbia University, Harvard Business School, University of California at Berkeley, and is the first University Professor at George Washington University, where he is the Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. He served as the President of the American Sociological Association, and he founded the Communitarian Network.

A study by Richard Posner ranked him among the top 100 American intellectuals. He is the author of numerous op-eds and his voice is frequently heard in the media. He is the author of numerous books, including The Active Society, Genetic Fix, The Moral Dimension, The New Golden Rule, and My Brother’s Keeper. His last books are The Common Good, From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations, and How Patriotic is the Patriot Act: Freedom Versus Security in the Age of Terrorism.

Dr. Etzioni is married and is the father of five sons.