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Medical Ethics at the Dawn of the 21st Century (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences) Hardcover – October, 2000

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BA MA DPhil (Oxon); Educator and Researcher; Educ.: DPhil, Oxford University, UK, 1987-1991; MA Political Science, magna cum laude 1985-1987, Tel Aviv University, Israel; BA Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, magna cum laude 1983-1985, Tel Aviv University.

Academic Positions:
United Kingdom: Professor and Chair in Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies (2007 - ); Acting Deputy Dean for Research University of Hull (2008 - ).

Israel: Associate Professor (2002-2006), Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication (1995-2002) and Faculty of Law (1995-1999), University of Haifa; Adjunct Lecturer, Hebrew University Law Faculty (1992-1995).

USA: Fellow, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC (September 2007- July 2008); Visiting Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins School for Advanced Studies and Institute for Policy Studies (2003-2004); Visiting Professor, University of California Los Angeles School of Law and Department of Communication (1999-2000); Visiting Fellow, The Hastings Center, New York (January-February 1994 and March 1999).

The Netherlands: Visiting Scholar, Department of Metamedica, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (July-August 1999; April 2002).

Co-Founder, The Second Generation to the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Organization in Israel (1982), Secretary General (1983-1985) and Chairperson (1985-1987) of this organization;
Founder and Director, Think-tank on Medical Ethics, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (1995-1998);
Chairperson, Library and Information Studies, University of Haifa (2000-2003);
Founder and Director, Center for Democratic Studies, University of Haifa (2003-2007).

Other Public Responsibilities:
Member, The Israel Press Council (1997-2000);
Member, The UNESCO International Clearinghouse on Children and Violence on the Screen (1998 - );
Member, International Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy (2001 - );
Member, Public Committee on the Dying Patient, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem (2000-2002) (appointed to draft Israel's Dying Patient Law);
Member, Association of Internet Researchers (2008 -);
Member, International Human Rights Tribunal (2009 - );
Advisory Board, Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), South Africa (2009 - ).

Personal Blog:
Israeli Politics, http://almagor.blogspot.com/

Other Organizations:
IPSA Study Group on Democratization in Comparative Perspective (1993 - ); The Israel Association for Canadian Studies (1995 - ); Human Rights International Research Committee (1998 - ); Think-tank on Social Justice and Health Rights, The Gertner Institute, Ministry of Health (1999 -); Bashaar - Academic Community for Israeli Society (2000 - ); American Biographical Institute Research Board of Advisors (2002 - ); Institute of Communication Ethics, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom (2005 - ); International Communication Association (2006-2009); Institute of Applied Ethics, University of Hull (2007 - ); Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (2008 - ); Israel Studies Association (2008 - ); Standing Group on International Political Theory (2008 - ); The Internet Society (2008 -).

Formerly Member of:
Israel Association of Political Science (1991-1996); The International Advisory Board, Center for Bioethics, University of Rijeka, Croatia (1994-1995); International Research Committee on Sociology of Law (1993-1999); Israeli Academic Forum for Ethics and Social Responsibility (1994-1999); The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (1992-2003); The Oxford Society (1995-2005); Israel Association of Communication (1995-2007); American Political Science Association (1999-2000); Association for Canadian Studies (2000-2002); International Political Science Association (2003-2004); National Communication Association (2003-2004); Review Committee of the Israel Council for Higher Education proposal to open a BA program at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya (2006-2009).

The 21st Century Trust (1994 - );
Man of the Year Award 2003, awarded by The American Biographical Institute (December 2003).

Editorial and Advisory Boards:
Editorial Board, Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics (2003 - );
Advisory Board, European Journal of Analytic Philosophy (2005 - );
International Editorial Board, Science and Engineering Ethics (2005 - ).

Author: Middle Eastern Shores (poetry, Hebrew, 1993); The Boundaries of Liberty and Tolerance (1994; Hebrew 1994, 2nd ed. 1999); Speech, Media and Ethics (2001, 2nd ed. 2005; Turkish 2003); The Right to Die with Dignity (2001); Euthanasia in the Netherlands (2004); The Scope of Tolerance (2006); The Democratic Catch (2007, Hebrew); Voyages (poetry, Hebrew, 2007).

Editor: Basic Issues in Israeli Democracy (Hebrew, 1999); Liberal Democracy and the Limits of Tolerance: Essays in Honor and Memory of Yitzhak Rabin (2000); Medical Ethics at the Dawn of the 21st Century (2000); Challenges to Democracy: Essays in Honour and Memory of Isaiah Berlin (2000); Moral Dilemmas in Medicine (Hebrew, 2002); Israeli Democracy at the Crossroads (2005); Israeli Institutions at the Crossroads (2005); Public Responsibility (with Asa Kasher and Ori Arbel-Ganz, 2012, Hebrew).

Articles: Published numerous articles and book chapters in the fields of political science, law, Israeli Studies, philosophy, ethics (medical, media), education, sociology, and history in journals and books in the USA, Britain, Canada, Israel, France, Italy, Turkey, India, Germany, Formosa, Croatia and Argentina. Some of them were translated into other languages, including Spanish, French, Greek, Russian, and Romanian.

Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships:
Woodrow Wilson Senior Fellowship 2007-2008; Bogliasco Fellowship, Italy 2005; Senior Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies 2003-2004; The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences 2002; Rockefeller Foundation, USA and Italy 2002; Fulbright-Yitzhak Rabin Senior Fellowship 1999-2000; Israel Association for Canadian Studies and The Canadian Government 1995, 1998, 2002; The Hastings Center, New York 1994, 1999; Israel Ministry of Science 1998; The 21st Century Trust, London 1994-1998; The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute 1991-1992, 1995-1998; Yigal Alon Scholarship 1995-1998; British Council 1997; University of Haifa 1996; Italian Foreign Office 1995; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1994; Volkswagen Education Foundation, Germany 1993-1994; Bar-Ilan University 1991-1992; The Rich Foundation, Paris 1991; The AVI (Rothschild) Fellowship, Geneva 1988-1990; Anglo-Jewish Association, London 1988-1990; St Catherine's College, Oxford 1987-1990; Tel Aviv University 1983-1987.

Entries in Books of Distinction:
- Entry in Outstanding People of the 20th Century, First Edition, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (1999), p. 119.
- Who's Who in the World, 16th Edition, Marquis Who's Who (1999), p. 319; 19th Edition (2002), p. 403; 24th Edition (2006).
- Entry in Asia/Pacific Who's Who, Vol. IV, Rifacimento International, India (2002), p. 492; Vol. V (2005); Vol. VI (2006), pp. 218-219; Vol. VII (2007), pp.
- Entry in The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, Vol. 11, American Biographical Institute (2003), p. 37.
- Entry in Asia - Men & Women of Achievement, Reguerdon and Co., India (2003), p. 68.
- Entry in Contemporary Who's Who, American Biographical Institute (2002-2003), p. 85; (2003-2004).
- Entry in Reference Asia: Asia's Who's Who of Men and Women of Achievement, Revised edition, Rifacimento International, India (2003).
- Entry in American Biography (2004).
- Entry in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 5th Edition, Marquis Who's Who (2004-2005).
- Entry in Biography Fame International, Special Issue, Vol. VII (2004).
- Entry in the Contemporary Who's Who of Professionals, American Biographical Institute (2004/2005).
- Entry in Asian/American Who's Who, Vol. IV, Rifacimento International, India (2005).
- Entry in Biography Today, Vol. III, Rifacimento International, India (2005).
- Entry in The Contemporary Who's Who of Professionals, American Biographical Institute (2005).
- Entry in Distinguished and Admirable Achievers, 2nd ed. 2005, South-Asia Intl. Publication Company (2006).
- Entry in Afro-Asian Who's Who, Vol. I, Rifacimento International, India (2006).

Avocations: politics, sports, theatre, classical music, cinema, stamps.

Office: Department of Politics and International Studies, The University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX United Kingdom. E-mail: r.cohen-almagor@hull.ac.uk

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