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Jonathan H. Marks


Associate Professor of Bioethics, Humanities and Law
Affiliate Law Faculty
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B.C.L., Oxford University
M.A., Oxford University
B.A., Oxford University

Jonathan H. Marks is associate professor of bioethics, humanities and law at Penn State University and director of the Bioethics and Medical Humanities Program at University Park Campus, where his mission is to develop the bioethics curriculum and strengthen interdisciplinary and collaborative scholarship in the field. He spent the 2009-2010 academic year as the Edmond J. Safra Faculty Fellow in Ethics at Harvard University. Professor Marks is also a  barrister and an academic member of Matrix Chambers, London.

Published widely on counterterrorism, human rights law, bioethics, and public health, Professor Marks' writing has appeared in The Times (London), the New York TimesLA Times, and the New England Journal of Medicine as well as numerous journals in law and bioethics. He has been interviewed on NPR, BBC Radio and Voice of America. He has also participated in three nationally broadcast panels on law and medical ethics at Guantanamo Bay.

The Terrorist and the Doctor: A Legal and Ethical Response, 9 Am. J. Bioethics 49 (2009)

The Ethics of Interrogation — The U.S. Military's Ongoing Use of Psychiatrists, 359 New Eng. J. Med. 1090 (2008) (with M. Gregg Bloche)

Interrogational Neuro-imaging: A 'No-Brainer‘ or a Human Rights Hazard? 37 Am. J. Law & Medicine 483 (2007) (Special Peer-Reviewed Symposium Issue)

Doctors as Pawns? Law and Medical Ethics at Guantanamo Bay, 37 Seton Hall L. Rev. 711 (2007) (Guantanamo Symposium Issue); reprinted in Almerindo Ojeda, The Trauma of Psychological Torture (2008) and R. Satyanarayana, Professional Privileges and Judicial Approach (2009)

9/11 + 3/11 + 7/7 = ? What Counts in Counterterrorism, 37 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 559 - 626 (2006)

Mending the Web: Universal Jurisdiction, Humanitarian Intervention and the Abrogation of Immunity by the Security Council, 42 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 445 - 490 (2004) (selected by Foreign Policy magazine in its global review, July 2004)