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


Thomas Macho, Ph.D.


1976                    University of Vienna, Austria: Ph.D. in the philosophy of music

1975                    University of Vienna, Austria: B.A. in philosophy, musicology and pedagogy



2009-2011           Director of the Institute for Cultural Theory and History at Humboldt-University, Berlin

2008-2009           Senior Fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and
                            Media Philosophy of the Bauhaus University, Weimar

2008-2012           Associate Director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin

2006-2008           Dean of the Philosophical Faculty III at Humboldt University, Berlin

2003-2005           Sub-Dean of the Philosophical Faculty III at Humboldt University, Berlin

2003-2006           Director of the Institut für Kultur-und Kunstwissenschaften at Humboldt-University, Berlin

2001-2003           Spokesperson of the DFG Research Group

2000                    Senior Fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna

1999                    Co-founded the Hermann von Helmholtz-Centre for Cultural Techniques at Humboldt-University, Berlin

1993-1999           Chair of Cultural History at Humboldt University, Berlin; Guest Professorships at the University of
                             Klagenfurt, University of Fine Arts, Linz and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Studies, Vienna

1987-1992            Head of the Study Center for Peace Research in Stadtschlaining (Austria)

1984-1987            Lecturer for philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy University of Klagenfurt

1976-1987            Assistant, University of Vienna



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