Joint Colloquium in Bioethics
The Kennedy Institute is one of four co-sponsors of the Joint Colloquium in Bioethics, a topical seminar that meets 4-5 times each semester at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD to discuss the work of distinguished visiting speakers.
Each meeting includes a two-hour discussion of the visiting scholar's work (circulated ahead of time), followed by an informal dinner on-site.
Discussion is friendly but quite lively as a diversity of perspectives are represented.
The seminars are attended by a small and select group of faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral candidates from the following member institutions:
Department of Bioethics, NIH Clinical Center
Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University
Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland
Department of Philosophy, The George Washington University
Persons affiliated with Georgetown University may contact Matt Burstein for more information. All other inquiries may be sent to Becky Chen at bchen1 "at" cc "dot" nih "dot" gov.
Spring 2014 Session
January 21, 2014 Betty Jo Salmeron, MD
?Neurobiology of addiction and its relevance to personal responsibility
February 4, 2014 David Goldman, MD NIAAA
How the genome and gene interactions affect behavior and relate to free will
March 4, 2014 James Blair, MD NIMH Neuroscience of psychopathy and its implications for moral psychology and/or ethics
April 15, 2014 Will Carpenter, MD Maryland Psychiatric Research Center Psychiatric nosology and attendant social and ethical issues, especially concerning early identification of mental illness
Fall 2013 Session
September 17 - Jeff McMahan, Rutgers
October 22 - Liz Harman, Princeton
November 5 - Julian Savulescu, Oxford
December 3 - David Wasserman, NIH
December 17 - David DeGrazia, NIH and George Washington
Spring 2013 Session: Complicity
Tuesday, February 12
Maggie Little, PhD, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy
Tuesday, March 12
Tracy Isaacs, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy
University of Western Ontario
Tuesday, March 26
Christopher Kutz, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Law
School of Law
University of California, Berkeley
Tuesday, April 9
Tommie Shelby, Ph.D.
Departments of African and African American Studies and Philosophy
Tuesday, April 30
Eric Beerbohm, Ph.D.
Frederick S. Danzinger Associate Professor of Government
Department of Government
Tuesday, May 14
Larry May, J.D., Ph.D.
W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law and Political Science