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Allen, Anita

  • Beate RoesslerEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6730-0_239-1

Anita L. Allen (1953) is the Vice Provost for Faculty and the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is also a senior fellow in the bioethics department of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, a collaborating faculty member in African studies, and an affiliated faculty member in the women’s studies program. In 2010, President Barack Obama named Allen to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2016.

She has published a large number of monographs, more than a hundred scholarly articles, book chapters and essays, and she has also contributed to newspapers and blogs, and has frequently appeared on nationally broadcast television and radio programs. Allen is active as a member of editorial, advisory, and charity boards, and in professional organizations relating to her expertise.

Allen was educated at New College of Florida (BA), received her M.A. and...

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Anita Allen

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  2. Allen A (2003) Why privacy isn’t everything. In: Feminist reflections on personal accountability. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, TotowaGoogle Scholar
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  5. Allen A (2010a) Privacy torts: unreliable remedies for LGBT plaintiffs. Calif Law Rev 98:1711Google Scholar
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  11. Allen A (2013) Medicine in the twenty-first century: ethical means and ends. In: Hösle V (ed) Dimensions of goodness. Cambridge Scholars, Cambridge, p 4Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LawUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands

Section editors and affiliations

  • Sally Scholz
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  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentVillanova UniversityVillanovaUSA