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Nita A. Farahany

Professor of Law and Philosophy; Director, Duke Science and Society, Duke University

AB in Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Dartmouth College; JD and MA, Duke University; PhD in Philosophy; ALM in Biology, Harvard University. Leading scholar on the ethical, legal and social implications of emerging technologies, particularly those related to neuroscience, genetics, intelligent systems, blockchain and virtual reality. 2004-05, clerked for Judge Judith W. Rogers of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Then joined the faculty, Vanderbilt University. 2011, Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor of Human Rights, Stanford Law School. Director: Duke Initiative for Science and Society; Duke MA in Bioethics and Science Policy. Professor of Law and Philosophy. 2010-17, appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Presents work widely including to audiences at the Society for Neuroscience, Judicial Conferences, Intelligence Squared (US), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academies of Science Workshops, Aspen Ideas Festival, and by testifying before U.S. Congress Congress. Elected Member, American Law Institute. Board Member, International Neuroethics Society.