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Anita L. Allen

Vice Provost for Faculty, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania

Anita L. Allen, an international expert in privacy law and contemporary ethics, is the author of seven books and more than 100 academic articles. These include most recently Unpopular Privacy (Oxford University Press, 2011) and The New Ethics (Hyperion, 2004), named a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year. A widely cited writer, lecturer and media commentator, she has chaired and served on dozens of boards, committees and councils, both nationally and at Penn, including President Obama’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann. She served in 2009-2011 as deputy dean for academic affairs of the Penn Law School, where she has taught since 1998, and previously as associate dean for research and scholarship of the Georgetown University Law Center, where she taught from 1987 to 1998. Allen has also taught at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh and was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Princeton University, Yale Law School and numerous other schools around the world. She earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Ph.D. and M.A. in philosophy from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in philosophy, classics and literature from New College of Florida.

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