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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.

Recent News

February 21, 2019

KIE Senior Research Scholar John Keown Receives Praise for New Book on Euthanasia

KIE Senior Research Scholar John Keown‘s second edition of Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument Against Legalisation was named  ‘Palliative Care book of the Month’ by the Reviews Editor of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care. In his review, Dr. Roger Woodruff praises Keown’s text as “the best collection of information regarding euthanasia that I have […]

January 25, 2019

KIE Scholars Travel to Qatar for Palliative Care Conference

KIE Acting Director Dr. Daniel Sulmasy and Senior Research Scholar John Keown traveled to Georgetown University Qatar (GU-Q) for the conference “Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Palliative Care and End of Life.” The conference was organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life (Pontificia Academia Pro Vita) and GU-Q, with support from the World Innovation Summit […]

December 18, 2018

KIE Acting Director Daniel Sulmasy responds to WHO questions on the ethics of gene editing

KIE Acting Director Dr. Daniel Sulmasy responds to the World Health Organization’s call for setting ethics guidance in gene editing. Read his full comments here.  

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