Bachelor, St. Fidelis College, Herman, Pennsylvania. Master of Arts, Capuchin College, Washington. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Southeastern Massachusetts University, 1987.
HHD (honorary), Providence College, 1988. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Northeastern University Law School, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Bridgewater State College, 1989.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Notre Dame College, New Hampshire, 1992. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Old Dominion University, 1993. Doctor Public Service (honorary), Westfield State College, Massachusetts, 1992.
Executive director, Freedom From Hunger, 1969-1974;
program officer, Center for Commnity Change, Washington, 1974-1977;
country director, Peace Corps, Lesotho, 1977-1981;
executive director, Amnesty International, New York City, 1981-1993;
executive producer, Conspiracy of Hope Tour, 1986;
executive producer, Human Rights Now] World Tour, 1988;
producer Desde Chile, Un Abrazo a la Esperanza (concerts), Santiago, 1990;
president, Action Center for Human Rights. Board directors International Voluntary Service, 1970-1974. Chair International Development Conference, 1971.
Charter member Institute Food and Development, San Francisco, 1975.