Ryan Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy,
Member, President's Council on Bioethics
Alfonso Gómez-Lobo is a native of Chile and has taught at Georgetown since 1977. Currently the Ryan Family Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy, he directed Georgetown's Greece program from 1982 to 1997. Before going to Georgetown he taught philosophy in Chile and Puerto Rico, and at Pennsylvania State University. Last year he was appointed to the President's Council on Bioethics.
Fluent in several languages, Dr. Gómez-Lobo has lectured extensively in Europe and the Americas. He has written nine books and dozens of articles. His most recent book is entitled Morality and the Human Goods: An Introduction to Natural Law Ethics.
His many awards include research fellowships from Pennsylvania State University, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and the advisory committee to the Latin American journal Sociedad Filosofica Ibero-Americana (SOFIA).
Dr. Gómez-Lobo studied at the Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile, the University of Athens, and three German universities. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Munich, Germany.