Eric Cohen

Adjunct Fellow

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

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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).

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The Politics of Bioethics

Eric Cohen

“NOTHING ILLUSTRATES this administration’s anti-science attitude better than George Bush’s cynical decision to limit research on embryonic stem cells,” declared…

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The Crisis of Everyday Life

Eric Cohen

Eric Cohen’s essay puts forward a powerful critique of supporters of embryo research: Their case, Cohen argues, is mystical or…

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The Price of Winning at Any Cost

Eric Cohen

It’s Super Bowl Sunday. A day of hype and heroics. Big money and bragging rights. In all likelihood, more people…

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Bioethics in Wartime

Eric Cohen

Both war and bioethics raise existential questions about the American idea of the good life. Eric Cohen explores why we…

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New Atlantis Editor in Technology Debates

Eric Cohen

Eric Cohen, editor of The New Atlantis and director of EPPC’s program on Biotechnology and American Democracy debated questions of biotechnology…

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Of Embryos and Empire

Eric Cohen

There is something profoundly strange about the world’s only superpower, at such a time of global reckoning, concerning itself with…

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The New Politics of Technology

Eric Cohen

The problem of technology—how to spread its fruits, limit its excesses, and save ourselves from its destructive side—ranks high among…

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A Clone by any Other Name

Eric Cohen

TRUTH, famously the first casualty of war, is now falling victim to the latest skirmish in the biotech wars. Euphemism…

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The Weekly Standard / December 23, 2002

Biotech Loses Its Innocence

Eric Cohen

IN A RECENT REPORT for investors in the biotech industry, the relationship between biotechnology and terrorism is described as follows:…

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The Weekly Standard / June 24, 2002

New Genetics, Old Quandaries

Eric Cohen

IN JANUARY, the President’s Council on Bioethics began its first meeting with a reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story “The Birthmark,”…

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The Weekly Standard / April 22, 2002

Dr. West and Mr. Bin Laden

Eric Cohen

In testimony before the Senate last July, Dr. Michael West, president of Advanced Cell Technology and lead scientist on the…

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The Weekly Standard / December 17, 2001

Should Human Cloning Be Allowed? No, It’s a Moral Monstrosity

Eric Cohen

Dr. Michael West, the lead scientist on the team that recently cloned the first human embryos, believes his mission in…

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The Wallstreet Journal / December 5, 2001