Georgetown University

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.

Upcoming Events


ASBH panel: Zika and the Ethical Complexities of Pregnancy

Washington, DC: 6:45pm–7:45pm

KIE Director Maggie Little and Dr. Anne Lyerly will join a panel of experts to identify priorities for the global health and research communities regarding the Zika virus.


Joint Colloquium in Bioethics: Glenn Cohen, Harvard

The NIH Clinical Center Department of Bioethics : 6:30pm–7:30pm

Glenn Cohen of Harvard presents as the second in a series of five scholars for this fall's Joint Colloquium in Bioethics. This semester's topic is Global Justice.


Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders (PANDAS/PANS) 2016 Conference

Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center: ALL DAY

Dr. James Giordano, IBC speaker and Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program at Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, will present at PANDAS/PANS 2016 on neuroethical issues and moral obligations.


“Ethics in Science” Symposium

Haverford College: ALL DAY

Several KIE faculty are scheduled to present at Haverford College's Ethics in Science Symposium.

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