About

Jonathan H. Marks is director of the Bioethics Program at Penn State, and affiliate faculty in Law and International Affairs. He is also an academic member of Matrix Chambers, London and Geneva, a leading group of human rights lawyers.

His forthcoming book is "The Perils of Partnership: Industry Influence, Institutional Integrity, and Public Health” (Oxford University Press, 2019). The book expands on Jonathan’s TED talk, In Praise of Conflict, which has over a million views.

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Jonathan’s teaching has been featured in the New York Times. He has written for The Times (London), the New York Times, LA Times, The Nation magazine, and the Harvard Ethics Blog, as well as a variety of scholarly journals.  He has been interviewed by NYT, NPR, BBC, AP, and Voice of America (among others) on topics that include institutional ethics, professional ethics, international law, and human rights. 

He has held fellowships at Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, and Harvard Universities, and has taught law, ethics, and policy at Oxford University, King’s College, London, and Princeton (among others). He has served as an expert on law and ethics in meetings of the Royal Society in London, the National Academies in D.C., and the WHO.