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October 19, 2017

KIE and Ethics Lab Selected to Present at SXSW EDU 2018

The KIE and Ethics Lab were selected to present at next year’s SXSW EDU conference. The conference, taking place in Austin, Texas March 5-8, aims to promote innovation in learning by hosting a community of forward-thinking stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning.

KIE research associate presents work on pregnant women in clinical trials

KIE Research Associate Marisha Wickremsinhe presented at the Gender Justice Initiative’s Second Annual Faculty Research Colloquium October 13. She discussed research in pregnancy, including the ethics of risk/benefit trade offs between woman, fetus, and future child.

October 17, 2017

KIE Director featured in photo exhibition of ‘Extraordinary Georgetown Women’

KIE Director Maggie Little was featured in a photo exhibition of “Extraordinary Georgetown Women” on Tuesday, October 10. The exhibition celebrates Georgetown women making a global impact and is part of an event organized by Women on the Map, a digitally driven women’s leadership organization supported by Georgetown University, and the Georgetown Women’s Alliance.

October 6, 2017

Social Media and Democracy, and “Journalistic Equivalence”—Lessons for Marketers and Citizens

Last week, Georgetown alumna Rebecca Buckman visited the KIE to speak with students in Ethics Lab course, “Social Media and Democracy.” Reflecting on the event, Buckman shared her insights from the discussion below. Buckman is currently the VP of marketing communications at Battery Ventures in Menlo Park, CA; she was previously a senior special writer at the […]

October 3, 2017

KIE co-hosts symposium on health care, ethics, and genetics

Last week the KIE, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, held a symposium titled Mendel’s Peas and Today’s Genes: Healthcare, Ethics, and Genetics. The event was part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival, which celebrates both a famous Czech and the transatlantic ties between Czech and American cultures.

September 29, 2017

KIE and Ethics Lab host ‘Integrated Ethics Day’ for Georgetown Core Pathways Program

The KIE and Ethics Lab hosted more than 100 students in a seminar on the ethics of climate change this week. The seminar was a component of Georgetown’s Core Pathways program, a program allowing undergraduate students to fulfill Georgetown’s core and elective requirements through an interdisciplinary collection of courses that address a complex global challenge. This year’s focus is climate change. Participating students come together for an integrated seminar twice a semester on the year’s selected topic.

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