Morton Winston

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Morton Winston "is professor and chair of the department of philosophy and religion at the College of New Jersey. His areas of specialization include human rights theory and practice, biomedical ethics, cognitive science, and philosophy of technology. His most recent books include On Chomsky (2001) and Society, Ethics, and Technology (2006). He has held a visiting faculty fellowship at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (1989-90) and has been the recipient of two Fulbright senior scholarships to South Africa (1992) and Thailand (1999-2000). In addition to his academic career, he is a noted human rights activist, working with Amnesty International. From 1985 to 1991, he served as director of the South Africa coordination group of Amnesty International USA. He also served as a member of Amnesty International U.S.A.’s board of directors from 1991 to 1997, and as chair of the board from 1995 to 1997. He was chair of Amnesty International’s standing committee on organization and development from 1998 to 2004 and was founding chair of the business and human rights program of Amnesty International U.S.A. He was elected honorary chairman of the board of directors of Amnesty International U.S.A. in 2003." [1]

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  1. NGOs: Indispensable or Unaccountable?, American Enterprise Institute, accessed December 28, 2007.
  2. Editors and Editorial Board, Human Rights Quarterly, accessed March 22, 2010.