Advisory Board

Emanuel Marks, Ph.D.


1963      University of Manchester: Ph.D. in Social Anthropology

1958      Hebrew University, Jerusalem: M.A. in Sociology and Orientalism



1979-1995           professor, Tel Aviv University, Sociology & Anthropology

1992-1995           director of the Israeli Academic Center in Cairo

1989-1990           academic advisor to The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), University of Oxford

1976-1989           founder and director of The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research,
                            Ben Gurion University of the Negev

1964-1979           Lecturer and founder of the department of Sociology & Anthropology, Tel Aviv University



Mark A. Clarfield, M.D.


1975                   University of Toronto: M.D. Specializes in Family Medicine, Community Medicine and Public Health and in Geriatrics



2009-                   Head of  Medical School for International Health, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

2001-2009          Head of Geriatrics at the Soroka Hospital, Beer-Sheva

1994-2001           Head of the Division of Geriatrics at the Ministry of Health, Israel

1978-1992           Professor, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine


Prof. Silke Schicktanz, PhD



Professional Positions


Since 2014: Nominated by the faculty as Working Group Leader

Since 2010: Full Professor (W2) for Cultural and Ethical Studies of Biomedicine, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany

Since 2011: Deputy director of the Institute of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine

2011: Adjunct Professor for Philosophy, San Francisco State University

2006–2010 Associate Professor (Junior-Professor) for History, Theory, Ethics in Medicine, University Medical Center Göttingen

2004 –2005 Senior Researcher, University of Münster, Institute for Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine

2002–2003 Post-Doc-Position / Research Fellow, Max-Delbrück-Centrum for Molecular Medicine, RG Bioethics and Science Communication

2001–2002 Project Leader: First nation-wide citizens conference on genetic testing
at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden


1/2002 Doctor rerum naturalium (PhD) in Ethics of Life Science, University Tübingen, Germany with highest honours (summa cum laude)


1991–1997 Studies in Biology and Philosophy at the University Tübingen, Germany. grade: excellent (1.0)




Award of the German Academy of Medical Ethics


Reinhold-und-Maria-Teufel-Award: best PhD thesis


Invited Research Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advance Studies, Delhi India




Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation

Senior Fellow in Residence at the Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study, Greifswald




Current Publications with project relevance: I have published 2 books, 16 volumes, and currently are more than 75 peer review articles published/accepted. Among them:


Leibing A. & S. Schicktanz 2020: Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age, Berghahn N.Y. (in press), 248 pages

Schweda, M., Pfaller L., Bauer, K., Adloff, F., Schicktanz, S. (eds.) (2017). Planning Later Life. Bioethics and Public Health in Ageing Societies, Routledge.

Raz, A. & Schicktanz, S. (2016). Comparative Empirical Bioethics: Dilemmas of Genetic Testing and Euthanasia in Israel and Germany. Springer Brief in ethics.


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