Public Engagement

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    Sheldon Krimsky is the Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning in the School of Arts & Sciences and Adjunct Professor in Public Health and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at Tufts University. In 2012-14 he was appointed the Carol Zicklin Visiting Endowed Chair in the Honors Academy and Professor of Philosophy at Brooklyn College, CUNY. Professor Krimsky is an adjunct professor in The New School, at Milano during the summer.

    He received his bachelors and masters degrees in physics from Brooklyn College, CUNY and Purdue University respectively, and a masters and doctorate in philosophy at Boston University.

    Professor Krimsky's research has focused on the linkages between science/technology, ethics/values and public policy. He is the author of 12 books and over 190 papers and reviews. Recently he has co-authored Genetic Justice: DNA Databanking, Criminal Investigations and Civil Liberties; co-edited Race and the Genetic Revolution and co-edited Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense. His new book Biotechnology in Our Lives will be published in June 2013.

    Professor Krimsky has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for "seminal scholarship exploring the normative dimensions and moral implications of science in its social context."