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Henk ten Have studied medicine and philosophy at Leiden University, the Netherlands (MD 1976; PhD 1983). He worked as researcher (Pathology Laboratory, University of Leiden), as practicing physician in the Municipal Health Services (Rotterdam) before being appointed as Professor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Limburg (Maastricht), and subsequently as Professor of Medical Ethics and the Director of the Department of Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine in the University Medical Centre Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In 2003 he joined UNESCO in Paris, France, as Director of the Division of Ethics of Science and Technology. Since 2010 he is Director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA (see: www.duq.edu/chce). In 2011 he was also appointed as Adjunct Professor at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. ten Have is a member of the Real Academia Nacional de Medicina (Madrid, Spain) as well as of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). From 2007 to 2010 he was an Honorary Research Professor in the School of Philosophy, University of Tasmania, Australia. In September 2008 he was awarded the Ethos Prize for Bioethics, sponsored by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. In 2017 he was appointed as corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
Dr ten Have established the International Association for Education in Ethics in 2012, and serves as its Executive Secretary. He is editor of the new International Journal of Ethics Education as well the editor of the journal Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. He is also editor of the new book series Advancing Global Bioethics.
His latest books are: Global Bioethics; An Introduction (Feb 2016) and Vulnerability; Challenging Bioethics (May 2016). He has edited the Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics published last year.