Bachelor, Brown University, 1977. Student, Sorbonne University, Paris, 1976. Master of Arts, Oxford University, 1981.
Taxi driver, New York City, 1981-1982; teacher, Milestone College, London, 1982-1984; tutor, Princeton Review, New York City, 1984-1985; screenwriter, W National Educational Television/13 O.J. Kollek Producers, New York City, 1985-1986; senior writer, committee officer, United Jewish Appeal, New York City, 1986-1989; senior editor The Reader's Catalog, Random House, New York City, 1988-1989; director committee, Society for the Right to Die, New York City, 1989-1991; director committee, The Rockefeller U., New York City, 1991-1995; program officer, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, since 1995. Mem.Rhodes Scholar Selection Committee, since 1992.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Association Science Writers, Foreign Policy Association, The Writers Room, Oxford Society, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Shealagh Alison Macleod DeBeurges Rosenthal, June 22, 1986. Children: Damon Daniel, Samuel Winston, Miranda Naomi.