Bernard Cullen, b.1950, was educated at Queen's University, Belfast, the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Michigan. He is Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University, and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. He has also been Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), since 1987, and, since 1988, Research Project Assessor, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Woodrow Wilson Center for Advanced Research, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. He was Philosophy Consultant to the European Science Foundation interdisciplinary research project on the Nature and Administration of Justice (1988-1992) He has served as Secretary of the National Committee for Philosophy of the Royal Irish Academy (1985-87), and as secretary and President (1989-1992) of the Irish Philosophical Society. He chairs the Ethics Committee of the British Confederation of Psychotherapists, and is a Member of the Northern Ireland Fair Employment Tribunal. His publications include works on Hegel. He edited Discriminations Old and New, published by Queen's Institute of Irish Studies in 1992., and based on an Irish Association conference.