Last updated on: 6/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Noam Zohar, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy at Bar Ilan University
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“I am not sure about euthanasia, but physician-assisted suicide should definitely be legal.”

Email to ProCon.org, Jan. 5, 2007

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Bar Ilan University, 2005-Present
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Cambridge Dictionary of Bioethics, 2001-Present
  • Director, Graduate Program in Bioethics, Bar Ilan University, 1997-Present
  • Member, Ethics Committee, Rabin Medical Center, 1997-2005
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Bar Ilan University, 1995-2005
  • Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies of the Shalom Hartman Institute, 1993-Present
  • Member, School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, 2003-2004
  • Chair, University Ethics Committee, 1997-2002
  • Faculty Fellow, Harvard University Center for Ethics & the Professions, 1999-2000
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University, 1992-1993
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy, Hebrew University, 1991
  • Rabbinic Ordination, Shalom Hartman Institute, 1990
  • MA, Jewish Thought, Hebrew University, 1988
  • BA, Jewish Thought, Hebrew University, 1984
Other:
  • None found