On 10 December 2013, the Rafael del Pino Foundation organised the Keynote Lecture by Norman Daniels "Intergenerational equity: the challenges of an ageing society".
Norman Daniels is Mary B. Saltonstall Professor and Professor of Ethics and Public Health at Harvard University (Harvard School of Public Health). He was previously chair of the Department of Philosophy at Tufts University, and Goldthwaite Professor of Medical Ethics at Tufts University School of Medicine.
He is a member of the International Bioethics Advisory Board of the Pan American Health Organization and of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences, where he founded the National Cancer Policy Board, together with the Commission on Life Sciences. He is also a member of the Hastings Center, a founder of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the International Society for Equity in Health.
Norman Daniels was an advisor to President Clinton as a member of the Clinton White House Health Care Task Force on the cost-benefit and effectiveness of preventive medicine. As a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance he served on the panel studying the social role of health insurance, and was a member of the task force on the Century Fund reform of health insurance. He has been the recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Research Award for three consecutive years (1998-2001).
Professor Daniels' theory of health justice, described in his book Just Health, has been recognised as one of the major contributions to the field of ethics, justice and health.