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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.


Featured Image: Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan-Bouveret (French, 1852-1929), An Accident, 1879. Like all featured images, this one was chosen for the way that its subject matter and representational choices raise and reflect bioethical issues. It is part of a series being developed by the KIE that pairs images like this one with critical commentary from bioethics scholars.

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November 4, 2015

KIE program head publishes on teaching bioethics at the secondary school level

KIE Head of Academic Programs Laura Bishop was published in last month’s Hastings Center Report.

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October 10, 2015

KIE hosts Georgetown’s Board of Regents

During this year’s Fall Leadership Weekend, the KIE hosted the Board of Regents of Georgetown University for two events: a cocktail party in Ethics Lab and a dinner in Riggs Library featuring a reprise of the well-loved Conversations in Bioethics series.


October 1, 2015

Georgetown University Press publishes “Bioethics and the Human Goods: An Introduction to Natural Law Ethics”

On Wednesday 30th September, Georgetown University Press, in collaboration with the KIE and the Philosophy Department, launched Bioethics and the Human Goods: An Introduction to Natural Law Ethics.

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