Noah Efron was the founding chairperson of the Program in Science, Technology & Society, Bar-Ilan University. He has served on the Board of Directors and Scientific Committee of the Eretz Yisrael Museum, as the President of the Israeli Society for History & Philosophy of Science, and on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Science and Religion. He is a standing member of the Committee on Genetically Modified Organisms of Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture.  Efron has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Dibner Institute for History of Science and Technology at MIT, and a Fellow at Harvard, Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.  He is the author, most recently of A Chosen Calling: Jews in Science in the Twentieth Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015), as well as two other books and many essays and articles on the complicated intertwine of knowledge, religion and politics.  He is also an avid student of the ways in which changes in technologies, societal institutions and socio-political ideologies transpire in intricate dialogue one with the other. Lately, he has become obsessed with the fading, in some circles, of faith in “facts” and scientific experts (and worries, late at night, that his chosen field may have contributed to this frightful development.) Efron has also served on the Tel Aviv-Jaffa City Council and was a founder of the “Green Movement” political party.  Efron is the host of The Promised Podcast, the world’s leading podcast on Israeli politics.