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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.

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November 16, 2020

Remembering Robert M. Veatch, PhD 1939-2020

Robert M. Veatch, PhD, Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Professor Emeritus of Medical Ethics, and a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Georgetown University died Monday, November 9, 2020 at age 81 after a short illness.

October 14, 2020

Call for Applications: McDonald Agape Fellowship in Bioethics at Georgetown University

Through a generous grant from the McDonald-Agape Foundation, The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is pleased to announce a new McDonald-Agape Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics.

October 13, 2020

Recorded Webinar “On Pandemics, Vaccines, Age, and Global Justice: A Conversation with Henry Richardson and Nancy Jecker”

In a conversation about COVID-19 vaccine distribution priorities, Henry Richardson and Nancy Jecker presented different approaches to the just distribution of scarce resources such as allocating vaccines across countries in a global health emergency.

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