Anita Allen

Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy, and Vice Provost for Faculty, University of Pennsylvania

Anita Allen is the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and philosophy at University of Pennsylvania, where she’s also vice provost for faculty. An expert on privacy law, the philosophy of privacy, bioethics, and contemporary values, she is recognized for her scholarship on legal philosophy, women’s rights, and race relations. Allen has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, was appointed to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues in 2010, and has a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Electronic Information Privacy Center. Her books include Unpopular Privacy and The New Ethics, among many other writings. Allen was recently elected Vice President/President Elect of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division.

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