Joseph E. Capizzi is professor of moral theology, executive director of the Human Ecology Institute, and associate dean for graduate studies at the Catholic University of America. He teaches in the areas of social and political theology, with special interests in questions concerning peace and war, citizenship, political authority, and Augustinian theology. He has written, lectured, and published widely on just war theory, bioethics, the history of moral theology, and political liberalism. His book, Politics, Justice, and War: Christian Governance and the Ethics of Warfare was published recently by Oxford University Press and his (co-edited with Andrew Abela) A Catechism for Business: Tough Ethical Questions and Insights from Catholic Teaching (second edition) will be released August 2016.
In 2002, Capizzi was appointed to The Cardinal's Chair at The Intercultural Forum for Studies in Faith and Reason at the John Paul II Cultural Center, in Washington, D.C. He has been a senior fellow at the Culture of Life Foundation and is currently a bioethics advisor to the Maryland State Stem Cell Commission, on which he has served since his appointment by Gov. Robert Ehrlich in 2006.