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Dr. Ori Lev

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Bio

Dr. Ori Lev is a senior lecturer and the head of the Department of Public Policy and Administration, Sapir Academic College.
Ori earned his doctorate in political theory from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2006. From 2007-2010 he was a post-doctoral fellow in Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, USA. After completing his fellowship Ori became a science policy analyst in the Office of the Director at NIH. In that capacity, Ori worked on the regulation of dual use research, the protection of human subjects in clinical studies and stem cell research.
Ori’s research interests are at the intersection of political theory, public policy and bioethics. His work focuses on biomedical enhancements and their ethical permissibility, the scope of reproductive rights, the dual use research challenge and on the question of whether the state should fund the arts.
Ori’s work has been published in journals such as Bioethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Public health Ethics and the American Journal for Bioethics.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ori Lev - CV

Areas of Interest

  • Bioethics
  • Political Theory

Teaching

Hebrew lective year: תשפא
                

Research

Ori’s research interests are at the intersection of political theory, public policy and bioethics. His work focuses on biomedical enhancements and their ethical permissibility, the scope of reproductive rights, the dual use research challenge and on the question of whether the state should fund the arts.
Ori’s work has been published in journals such as Bioethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Public health Ethics andthe American Journal for Bioethics.

Awards

“Science in the Risk Society: Policy of Biological Research in Israel through the Lens of its Entailed Dangers to the Public”, Program for Developing Scientific and Technological Infrastructure, The Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (400k N.I. shekels) (With Dr. Limor Darash, Hebrew University, Prof. Bracha Rager, BenGurion University)

 

Publications

Journal Articles

Lev, O. Biomedical Cognitive Enhancements: Coercion, Competition and Inducements, Law and Ethics of Human Rights (Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2015).

Lev, O., Rager, B. Protecting Public Health at the Age of Emerging Infections, Israel Medical Association Journal 16/11 (2014): 677-682

Lev, O., Darash, L., Biosecurity Policy in the US: A Critical Assessment, Frontiers in Public Health 2:110 (2014). doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00110

Lev, O., Wilfond, B., McBride, C. Enhancing Children against Unhealthy Behaviors – an Ethical and Policy Assessment of Using a Nicotine Vaccine, Public Health Ethics 6/2 (2013): 197-206.

Lev, O. Enhancing the Capacity for Moral Agency, The American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 3/4 (2012): 20-22.

Lev, O. Ethical Issues in Cognitive Enhancements, Salute e Società (“Health and Society”), 2, (2012).

Lev, O., Keren, A. The Right to Parenthood and Advanced Reproductive Technologies in a Jewish and Democratic State: The Case of the Ova Donation Law. Journal of Health Law and Bioethics [Heb] 4 (2011): 37-79.

Lev, O. Will Biomedical Enhancements Undermine Solidarity, Responsibility, Equality and Autonomy? Bioethics 25/4 (2011): 177-184.

Lev, O., Miller, FG., and Emanuel, EJ. The Ethics of Research on Enhancement Interventions. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 20/2 (2010): 101-113.

Lev, O. Should Children Have Equal Access to Neuroenhancements? The American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 1/1 (2010): 21-23.

Lev, O. Assessing the Importance of Maintaining Soldiers' Moral Responsibility—Possible Trade-Offs, The American Journal of Bioethics, 8/2 (2008): 44-45.

Lev, O. Moral Issues in the Distribution of Organs for Transplantation, Israel Law Review, 38/3 (2005): 170-184.

Monograph
Why a Liberal State Should Fund the Arts – A Normative Justification, Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy, University of Tel-Aviv (2006).

Book Chapters
Samimian-Darash, L., Lev, O. Biosecurity in the life sciences. In The Routledge Handbook of Biosecurity and Invasive Species. (Routledge, Forthcoming. 2019)

Lev, O., Keren, A. The Israeli Ova Donation Law – an Ethical Assessment. In Siegal G. (ed.). Bioethics Blue and White. (The Bialik Institute Publishing House, 2015).

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications
Lev, O., Davis D. Dual Use Research and the Societal Responsibility of Researchers, Newsletter of the Office of Research Integrity 19/2 (2011): 1.

Presentations

Departmental Seminar, Philosophy Department, Bar-Ilan University, ‘Scientists, the State and the Regulation of Dual Use Research.’ (Dec 2016).

Human Enhancement and the Law Conference, St. Anne’s College, Oxford, UK. ‘Biomedical Enhancements: would it be permissible to coerce, require or induce persons to use them?’ (January, 2016)

ommentator, Human Rights and the Rights of Non-humans International Researchers’ Workshop, Academic Center of Law & Business, Israel (January, 2016)

Moderator, Society of Applied Philosophy Annual Conference, Edinburgh. (July, 2015)

Organizer, Science in the Risk Society International Conference, Jerusalem. (June 2015)
Science in the Risk Society International Conference, Jerusalem. ‘Scientists, the State and the Regulation of Dual Use Research.’ (June, 2015).

Oxford-Mount Sinai Consortium on Bioethics, Zafat. ‘Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Parenting Rights in A Jewish Democratic State: The Case of the Ova Donation Low.’ (April, 2015)

10th World UNESCO Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law Conference, Jerusalem. ‘Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Parenting Rights in A Jewish Democratic State: The Case of the Ova Donation Law’. (2015)

Faculty Seminar, The Federmann School of Public Policy and Government, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. ‘Cognitive Enhancements: Coercion, Competition and Inducements’. (2014)

International Conference on Cognitive Enhancement, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. ‘Cognitive Enhancements: Coercion, Competition and Inducements’. (2014)

Bioethics and Human Enhancement Workshop, University of Granada, Spain. ‘Cognitive Enhancements: Coercion, Competition and Inducements’. (2014)

Israel Political Science Association Annual Conference, Ben Gurion University, Israel. ‘Biosecurity Policy in the US: A Critical Assessment’ (2014)

3rd International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters, Tel Aviv, Israel, ‘Dual Use Research and its challenges’ (2014)

The Human Mind and Human Rights Conference, Academic Center of Law & Business, Israel, ‘Cognitive Enhancements: Coercion, Competition and Inducements’, (2014)

The Weizmann Institute of Science Graduate Students’ Induction, “Public Trust in Science and its Challenges”, 2013.

Department Forum, Department of Public Policy and Administration, Sapir College, ‘Enhancing Children against Unhealthy Behaviors – an Ethical and Policy Assessment of Using a Nicotine Vaccine’, 2013

Council of Science Editors Annual Conference, ‘Communicating Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern’, 2012.

The Weizmann Institute of Science Graduate Students’ Induction, Responsible Conduct of Research – Ethical Topics, 2010.

The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annul Meeting, ‘Will Biomedical Enhancements Undermine Solidarity and Personal Responsibility’, 2009.

The Jerusalem Political Philosophy Forum, Political Science Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ‘Will Biomedical Enhancements Undermine Solidarity, Responsibility, Equality and Autonomy?’, 2009.

Just Health: Current Debates Conference, Harvard Program in Ethics and Health, ‘Biomedical Enhancements and Equality of Opportunity’ response to Shlomi Segall’s ‘Just Health: Between Fair Opportunity and Opportunity for Welfare’, 2008.

The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annul Meeting, moderator, ‘Building Better Humans: Ethical Issues in Enhancement Research’, 2008.

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