The Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies at the Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, funded by a generous donation from the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund has a broad mandate to examine the ethical, social, economical and legal issues of new and emerging technologies both in hitech and in biotech. Within this broad range of technologies, the institute will have a particular focus on disruptive technologies such as 3D printing, cloud computing telemedicine and next generation genomic sequencing. The institute is intended to have multiple faces, including, an academic face wherein the institute strives to publish and present scholarly papers, books and textbooks in academic forums. The institute will also collaborate with other similar-minded institutions locally and globally on varied issues within its mandate. And, it will strive to obtain additional outside funding in the form of grants and awards to expand its operations. A public face of the institute will look toward educating and informing the public on issues relating to new and innovative technologies both through publishing in the lay literature, newspaper opinion pages and via various forms of social media, and also through regular events designed to engage broad audiences of the public at large. The pedagogical face of the institute will endeavor to engage students through individual projects for students who join the center, as well as on- and off- campus symposia, colloquia and regular events featuring local and international scholars on areas of interest to the institute. Finally, the policy face of the institute intends to provide deliverables relating to relevant and timely policy issues to governmental and/or corporate bodies

VIRI Leader Dov Greenbaum is director of the Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies.

Member since 2015

Zvi Meitar Class of 2017

Selected RRI Publications

Daniel Klein, Omri Koltin, Maya Peleg, Idan Portnoy & Dov Greenbaum, Science and Law separated by impenetrable language barriers: overcoming impediments to much needed interactions, 8 Am. J. Bioethics, Neuroscience 37 (2017).


Daniel Ben-Ari, Yael Frish, Adam Lazovski, Uri Eldan & Dov Greenbaum, Danger Will Robinson? Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law: An Analysis and Proof of Concept Experiment, 23(2) Richmond J. L. & Tech  (2017).


Daniel Cheung & Dov Greenbaum, Virtual Memories: More Dangerous than the Real Thing, 7 Am. J. Bioethics, Neuroscience  251 (2016).


Aviv Shemma, Roy Meirom & Dov Greenbaum, The Impact of the Humanities in Science and Technology Research; A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Ethical, Social and Legal Impacts of Science and Innovation, 7 Am. J. Bioethics, Neuroscience 106 (2016).


Sara Weinberger & Dov Greenbaum, Are BMI Prosthetics Uncontrollable Frankensteinian Monsters?, 3 Brain Machine Interfaces 149 (2016).


Dov Greenbaum, Expanding ELSI to all areas of innovative science and technology, 33 Nature Biotech. 425 (2015).

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