Last updated on: 8/18/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Ivan Eland, MBA, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“Juries mete out the death penalty unfairly. The implementation of capital punishment includes discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and social class. That bias violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee that all persons will have equal protection under the law.”

“Death to Capital Punishment,” Independent Institute website, Aug. 18, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Peace and Liberty
  • Director of Defense Policy Studies, Cato Institute
  • Principal Defense Analyst, Congressional Budget Office
  • Evaluator-in-Charge (national security and intelligence), US General Accounting Office (now the Government Accountability Office)
Education:
  • PhD, Public Policy, George Washington University
  • MBA, Applied Economics, George Washington University
  • BA, Iowa State University
Other:
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