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.

Recent News

May 28, 2020

KIE Scholars React to COVID-19

Our scholars are working with other leading experts to help provide ethical guidance in high-level healthcare policies and in day-to-day life during the COVID-19 pandemic. A sample of their direct public engagement can be found here.

March 11, 2020

KIE Update Regarding COVID-19

Georgetown University is moving all classroom instruction for all of our schools to virtual learning environments, beginning March 16 2020.

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.”

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