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Fowler, Green win Guggenheims

Two Dartmouth faculty members, Linda Fowler, Professor of Government and the Frank J. Reagan '09 Chair in Policy Studies, and Ronald M. Green, the Eunice & Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values and the Director of the Dartmouth Ethics Institute, have been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The awards were announced Apr. 7.

Linda Fowler
Linda Fowler (photo by Joseph Mehling '69)
Ronald M. Green
Ronald M. Green (photo by Joseph Mehling '69)

Fowler's Guggenheim will support her study of the decline of institutional competence in U.S. foreign affairs. Green's Guggenheim will support his examination of ethical, religious and literary perspectives on genetic enhancement.

According to the Guggenheim Foundation press release, the fellows "are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment." The Guggenheim fellowship program provides support so fellows can work with as much creative freedom as possible. The 2005 fellowship winners include 186 artists, scholars and scientists selected from more than 3,000 applicants for awards totaling more than $7.1 million.

Carol Folt, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Biological Sciences, said, "It is wonderful to see Linda Fowler and Ron Green each recognized for their distinctive and far-reaching scholarship with this prestigious award. Both of these professors also are leaders whose scholarship, energy and dedication to developing programs for students and faculty have enhanced the curriculum and enriched the intellectual life of the campus for many years."

Fowler, a scholar of presidential politics and U.S. campaign and election strategy, is often sought by news outlets for her insight during national elections. Her expertise has contributed to stories by the BBC, CBS, NBC, National Public Radio and CNN's "Inside Politics." She is frequently quoted in the New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune. Her research interests include: legislative politics, public policy, interest groups and participation. She teaches government courses "Interest Groups, Lobbying and Policymaking," "Campaigns and Elections" and "The Making of American Public Policy."

Since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted almost $240 million in fellowships to more than 15,500 individuals. Past fellows include Ansel Adams, Aaron Copland, Langston Hughes, Henry Kissinger, Linus Pauling, Martha Graham, Philip Roth and Eudora Welty.

Green has written extensively on bioethics, business ethics, genetics and ethics and all the emergent issues of reproductive ethics (in vitro fertilization, cloning and stem cell research). He is the author of six books and over 125 articles in theoretical and applied ethics. His most recent book, The Human Embryo Research Debates: Bioethics in the Vortex of Controversy, was published in 2001 by Oxford University Press. Green was the founding director of the Office of Genome Ethics at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. His research interests are in genetic ethics, biomedical ethics, and ethics in organizations.

By SUSAN KNAPP

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Last Updated: 12/17/08