Dr. Hagai Boas
Director, Science, Technology & Civilization Cluster
Hagai joined the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute in July 2017, and since then he has headed the Science, Technology, and Civilization cluster. He completed his doctoral studies in sociology and anthropology at Tel Aviv University. From 2001 to 2013 he was the editor-in-chief of the popular science radio program The University on Air, for which he produced nearly 100 radio courses on various topics. Between 2012 and 2017 he was the academic director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University. In addition to working at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Hagai is a senior lecturer in the Department of Politics and Government and a research fellow at the Health, Humanism, and Society Center of the Negev, both at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His studies include the fields of bioethics, organ transplants, and the sociology of health. In addition to his academic articles, Hagai’s publications include articles for the general public, for example, his article for Hazman Hazeh on the hidden role of altruism in organ donations (in Hebrew).