Amitai Etzioni is University Professor at George Washington University, and the director of the Institute of Communitarian Policy Studies. In 1990, he founded the Communitarian Network, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral, social, and political foundations of society. He served as senior adviser to the White House and president of the American Sociological Association. He taught at Harvard, Columbia, and Berkeley. Etzioni is the author of twenty-four books, most recently From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Security First: For a Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy (Yale University Press, 2007). He resides in Washington, D.C.