Dr. Nita Farahany
Duke University School of Law
Nita A. Farahany is a professor of law and philosophy, director of Duke Science & Society, and chair of the Duke M.A. in Bioethics and Science Policy. From 2010-2017, she served on the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Farahany is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Council on Precision Medicine, president and board member of the International Neuroethics Society, serves on scientific advisory boards, the Neuroethics Division of the BRAIN Initiative for NIH, the National Advisory Council of NINDS, Neuroforum at the National Academies of Science, and is a co-editor-in-chief and a founding editor of the Journal of Law and the Biosciences. Farahany holds an A.B. in genetics from Dartmouth College, an A.L.M. in biology from Harvard University, and a J.D., M.A., and Ph.D. in philosophy from Duke University.