More than 50 years of leadership in ethics for a complex world.

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University helped to invent the field of bioethics, beginning a tradition of creative leadership in practical ethics that continues into the twenty-first century.

Signature Projects

Bioethics Research Library

The Library is home to the world’s largest and most diverse collection of materials on the ethics of health, the environment, and emerging technologies and serves as a resource to the campus, community, and beyond.

Intensive Bioethics Course

Each summer, a diverse cohort of healthcare professionals convenes on Georgetown’s campus to grapple with some of the most profound moral issues they confront in their work, guided by internationally-renowned bioethics scholars from the KIE and beyond.

Ethics Lab

A core mission of Ethics Lab is to innovate ethics education to help our students to responsibly confront — and help address — complex and evolving ethical challenges.

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal

The KIEJ publishes philosophically rigorous and empirically informed articles that explore the conceptual foundations and complexities of bioethical issues.