About the Kennedy Institute

About the Kennedy Institute

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is one of the world's premier bioethics institutes.

Founded at Georgetown University in 1971, its faculty includes founders of the field as well as next-generation leaders.

With a top-ranked graduate program, the world's most comprehensive bioethics library, a highly praised intensive summer course for health care practitioners, and faculty expertise on issues such as health care reform, death and dying, clinical research ethics, abortion, and environmental ethics, the Institute is a renowned resource for the University, the policy world, and the global bioethics community.

The Institute's outstanding faculty, renowned library resources, and notable publications, including the KIE Journal, mark the Kennedy Institute as an unparalleled academic resource, both for the University's teaching mission, but also as a scholar's home for original research and training at all academic levels.

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is committed to a civil dialogue on the pressing questions of the day in a climate of intellectual openness and lively discourse.