Professor Jack Cohen is an internationally known reproductive biologist who was a university teacher for thirty years and has published nearly a hundred research papers. His books include Living Embryos, Reproduction ; Spermatozoa, Antibodies and Infertility ; and The Privileged Ape . His most recent book is The Collapse of Chaos with Ian Stewart. He acts as a consultant to top science fiction writers, such as Terry Pratchet, designing credible creatures and ecologies. One of his current projects is a book with Pratchet and Stewart: Science from Disk World .
Professor Malachi Hacohen is an assistant professor of History at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina). He teaches modern European intellectual history, focusing on Austria, France and Germany. Previously, he taught at Reed College (Portland, Oregon), Columbia University, and New York University. A native of Israel, he earned his Ph.D. in European history from Columbia University with a dissertation on Karl Popper and interwar Vienna. He is currently completing an intellectual biography of the young Karl Popper (1902-1945) for Cambridge University Press. His research uses the political and intellectual contexts of fin-de-siècle and interwar Vienna to illuminate theoretical innovation in Popper's philosophy. His current interests include Central European philosophy and social theory, the history of liberalism and theories of totalitarianism. His recent publications include essays on Karl Popper and historian Leonard Krieger in Philosophy of the Social Sciences and History and Theory . He has been a recipient of Fulbright, Whiting and Mellon Fellowships.
Dr Jancis Long is a clinical psychologist, currently Visiting Lecturer Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest. She was Director of Psychology Training, Center for Mental Health, Washington DC USA and Adjunct Assistant Professor, George Washington University. While studying first degree sociology at the LSE, she helped found an informal evening study group to discuss Popper's ideas which turned out to be her best single educational experience. She obtained an MA in sociology from the University of Chicago, a Ph.D. in psychology from London University, lived in Thailand, Pakistan, Chicago and Boston, found what she wanted to do (clinical psychology) and think about (how rigid painful dependent antisocial psychic patterns develop, how they can be changed, and how subjective and socio-cultural factors work together in this--i.e., how Worlds 1 and 3 operate in World 2). Long term puzzles: the comparative neglect of society and history in depth psychology, and of psychology in Popper-related discussions of the open society and critical rationalism. Dr Long is researching and writing on Imre Lakatos' life in Hungary before his 1956 emigration.
Professor Frank J. Tipler is Professor of Mathematical Physics at Tulane University. He is author, with John Barrow, of the praised The Anthropic Cosmological Principle . Dr Tipler's numerous articles have appeared in such journals as Nature, Physical Review, The Astrophysical Journal, and General Relativity and Gravitation Journal. His most recent book, The Physics of Immortality , was in the top-selling list for 15 weeks in Germany. He lives in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr Kira Victorova worked on the Russian Translation of Karl Popper's The Open Society and its Enemies . She is now working with Dr Mark Notturno on The Popper Project, a project sponsored by George Soros and based at the Central European University, Budapest .
Dr Barry McMullin : Website Assistant Editor & Technical Wizard. Dublin City University .
Dr Ray Scott Percival : President of Karl Popper Forums: Annual Karl Popper Conference and The Karl Popper Web: http://www.eeng.dcu.ie/~tkpw
Dr Jan Clifford Lester : School of Philosophy, Middlesex University.
Bob Layson: Assistant Chairman.