Jonathan Marks' research interests and projects include:
- the relationship between professional ethics and human rights (with a particular interest in health professionals and interrogation in the war on terror);
- the impact of industry funding on medical research and health-related food research, and the resulting ethical, legal and regulatory challenges;
- neuroethics and "neurolaw" (with a 'neuroskeptical' interest in national security neuroscience!)
- the implications of behavioral psychology and behavioral economics for public policy, especially counterterrorism and catastrophe planning
- the tension between human rights and public health in planning for and responding to catastrophe
- the systemic effects and ethical implications of health-related food research, nutrition education, policy and practice
- the implications of behavioral science for ethics
- exploring why institutions lose their integrity and/or public trust, and potential remedies in such cases.
Recently Organized Events
In January 2012, Marks co-organized and presented on a panel entitled Responding to Child Sexual Abuse: Legal, Medical and Ethical Perspectives.
In 2011-12, Jonathan co-organized a lecture series on food ethics, and a symposium on the impact of industry funding on health related food research. The latter built on an earlier workshop on a similar topic in March 2008.
In 2008 - 9, Jonathan organized a lecture series sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute entitled "Bioethics Without Borders." For more information, click here.
In August 2007, Jonathan co-organized an international neuroethics conference at Penn State. For more information about the conference and to watch the conference sessions, click here.
(c) Jonathan H. Marks (2012) (image)