Bioethics professor to succeed Mildred Solomon


Vardit Ravitsky will succeed Mildred Solomon as president of the Hastings Center in Garrison, the think tank’s board announced March 29.

Ravitsky is a professor of bioethics at the University of Montreal, a senior lecturer at the Harvard Medical School and a fellow at the Hastings Center and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Ravitsky holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne University, a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of New Mexico and a doctorate in philosophy with a specialization in bioethics from Bar-Ilan University.

She will take over on Sept. 1 for Solomon, who is stepping down after 11 years.

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