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Forty-five 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.

Recent News

February 25, 2020

KIE Scholar Publishes Introductory Bioethics Book

Dr. Robert M. Veatch, Senior Research Scholar at the KIE and Professor Emeritus of Medical Ethics at Georgetown, has published a fourth edition of “The Basics of Bioethics.”

February 12, 2020

Philosophy Takes On BoJack Horseman

Dr. Quill R. Kukla, Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown, is taking an unusual path to engaging students to introductory philosophical concepts in her course Intro to Philosophy via BoJack Horseman in summer 2020.

February 5, 2020

Decades Later, Bioethics Research Library Still Going Strong

From the beginning the Bioethics Research Library was revolutionary in helping establish the resources for the cross-disciplinary field of bioethics.

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