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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.


Featured Image: Thomas Eakins, The Gross Clinic, 1875. Like all featured images, this one was chosen for the way that its subject matter and representational choices raise and reflect bioethical issues. It is part of a series being developed by the KIE that pairs images like this one with critical commentary from bioethics students and scholars.
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November 4, 2015

KIE program head publishes on teaching bioethics at the secondary school level

KIE Head of Academic Programs Laura Bishop was published in last month’s Hastings Center Report.

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October 10, 2015

KIE hosts Georgetown’s Board of Regents

During this year’s Fall Leadership Weekend, the KIE hosted the Board of Regents of Georgetown University for two events: a cocktail party in Ethics Lab and a dinner in Riggs Library featuring a reprise of the well-loved Conversations in Bioethics series.


October 1, 2015

Georgetown University Press publishes “Bioethics and the Human Goods: An Introduction to Natural Law Ethics”

On Wednesday 30th September, Georgetown University Press, in collaboration with the KIE and the Philosophy Department, launched Bioethics and the Human Goods: An Introduction to Natural Law Ethics.

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