Born on September 22, 1943, George Dinwiddie Moffett III was the son of George D. and Marion Moffett. He attended Principia College in Illinois and Wayne State University, and earned a Ph.D. from Washington University in 1983. Moffett has held a number of positions within the U.S. government, including an internship for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and an appointment as senior fellow for the Roosevelt Center of American Policy Studies. He is a diplomatic correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and serves on the board of directors of the American Center for International Leadership. His one book, Time Limits of Victory: The Ratification of the Panama Canal… Treaties, resulted from his participation on a citizens' committee that was formed to assist the ratification effort. Featuring interviews with ratification debate participants, the work discusses the international and domestic pressures and the almost impossible obstacles faced by the Carter administration during the ratification process. George D. Moffett resides in Washington D.C.