For Immediate Release

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Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
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July 31, 2008

UW Law Professor Mastroianni Joins Population Council Board of Trustees

Associate Professor Anna MastroianniThe Population Council announced that UW law professor Anna Mastroianni, a legal scholar and bioethicist, and Justin Rockefeller, a youth-civic-engagement activist, have joined the organization's board of trustees.

The strengths brought by the newest members of the Council board supplement the areas of expertise of the trustees now serving. In addition to teaching law and public health at the UW, Mastroianni conducts research on policy gaps and conflicts in the use of stem cells, human embryos, and reproductive technologies. "The global tensions caused by increasingly limited resources along with rapid growth and development are among the most critical issues for law and bioethics in public health," said Mastroianni. "Nowhere are those tensions being so carefully studied and applied than at the Population Council, and so it is an honor for me to join this remarkable organization as a trustee."

Rockefeller is co-founder of GenerationEngage, a nonpartisan youth-civic-engagement initiative that connects young Americans, particularly those who fall outside the boundaries of university campuses, to one another, to political leaders, to other civic organizations, and to meaningful conversations about the future they will inherit.

The new trustees join 14 other men and women from seven countries, who are experts in AIDS, economics, finance, international law, journalism, obstetrics and gynecology, population, and public health.

The Population Council was founded in 1952 by John D. Rockefeller III (Justin Rockefeller's grandfather), to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.