Pro to the question "Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?"
"The drinking age has effectively banished alcohol from public places and public view. But it has done little to reduce drinking...
Supporters of the law continue to urge abstinence and enforcement. Such an approach makes no allowance for human judgement or discretion..."
"Rethinking the Drinking Age of 21," Guardian, Aug. 22, 2008
Experts Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the minimum legal drinking age; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in the minimum legal drinking age and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor Emeritus, Middlebury College, 2004-present
President, Sewanee, University of the South, 2010-present
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Episcopal High School, 2010
Board Member, Community Financial Services Group, 2010
Board Member, National Civil War Museum, 2010
President, Middlebury College, 1992-2004
Scholar-in-Residence, University of South Carolina, 2002
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina, 1980-1981, 1995-1996
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Middlebury College, 1989-1991
Dean of Faculty, Middlebury College, 1988-1989
Dean for Academic Planning, Middlebury College, 1985-1988
Professor, Middlebury College, 1976-1985
Chair, NCAA Division III Presidents Council
Founder, Amethyst Initiative
PhD, History, Harvard University, 1976
BA, Washington and Lee University, and Johns Hopkins University, 1973