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John Keown

Title

Rose F. Kennedy Professor in Christian Ethics

Department

Department of Philosophy
General profile

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Alt. phone

202-687-8099

Fax

202-687-8089

Location

Office hours

by appointment only

Bio

John Keown D.Phil. Ph.D. D.C.L. holds the Rose F. Kennedy Chair of Christian Ethics in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.

He graduated in law from the University of Cambridge, he received his doctorate from the University of Oxford. In 2014 Oxford awarded him the D.C.L. or Doctorate in Civil Law, a 'higher doctorate' which has been described as 'the ultimate degree in the common law world'.

His research, particularly on law and ethics at the beginning and end of life, has been cited by leading bodies worldwide, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the Law Lords, and the House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics.

He is the author, co-author or editor of six books, and is currently working on two more.

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