Eric Cohen is an Adjunct Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, as well as a member of EPPC’s board of directors.

Mr. Cohen is the executive director of the Tikvah Fund and the publisher of the Jewish Review of Books and of Jewish Ideas Daily. He is also editor-at-large of The New Atlantis, EPPC’s quarterly journal about the ethical, political, and social implications of modern science and technology, having served as editor of the journal from its founding until February 2007. His articles and essays have been published in numerous academic and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers.

He is the author of In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology (2008) and co-editor (with William Kristol) of The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (2002). He was previously managing editor of The Public Interest and served as a senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics. He was also a Phillips Foundation Fellow (2001) and a Fulbright Scholar (2000).


The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism

Published in Mosaic on April 6, 2015



For the Love of the Game

Published in New Republic on March 26, 2008


The Ends of Science

Published in First Things (November 2006) on November 12, 2006


Unthinkable Thoughts

Published in Weekly Standard, Vol. 012 No. 23 on February 17, 2007



Stem the Tide

Published in The Weekly Standard on July 24, 2006




Stem-Cell Sense

Published in National Review Online on May 25, 2006


Celling Spin

Published in National Review Online on May 3, 2006



Embryonic Problems

Published in National Review Online on March 20, 2006







The Many Faces of Technology

Published in The Weekly Standard on February 3, 2006


Conservative Bioethics and the Search for Wisdom

Published in Hastings Center Report (Jan - Feb 2006) Vol. 36 No. 1 on February 2, 2006


Orphans by Design

Published in First Things on December 1, 2005


Debating Human Enhancement

Published in Reason Online on January 2, 2006


Older & Wiser?

Published in The Weekly Standard, Volume 011, Issue 01 on September 26, 2005




Unorthodox Endorsement

Published in National Review Online on May 24, 2005














Sports World Rocked By Steroid Scandals

Published in Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty



Stem Cells and the Senate

Published in National Review Online on May 25, 2004


America’s Moral Challenge

Published in Scattershot, Vol 2, No 2: Winter 2004


The Ethics of Stem Cells

Published in The Forward on May 21, 2004









A Clone by any Other Name

Published in The Weekly Standard on December 23, 2002


Biotech Loses Its Innocence

Published in The Weekly Standard on June 24, 2002


New Genetics, Old Quandaries

Published in The Weekly Standard on April 22, 2002


Dr. West and Mr. Bin Laden

Published in The Weekly Standard on December 17, 2001




Cloning, Stem Cells, and Beyond

Published in The Weekly Standard on August 13, 2001


Bush’s Stem-Cell Ruling

Published in The Los Angeles Times on August 12, 2001



The Politics of Cloning

Published in Los Angeles Times on June 3, 2001



Race and the Republicans

Published in The Weekly Standard on April 30, 2001


Compassion Gone Mad

Published in The Public Interest on April 1, 2001


Privatization of American Morality

Published in Los Angeles Times on March 18, 2001


Bush the Bold?

Published in The Weekly Standard on February 12, 2001


A Cultural Stalemate

Published in Los Angeles Times on February 4, 2001