Join us at the NIH for a presentation by former KIE alum Travis Rieder. His talk, "America’s Deadly Opioid Epidemic: Is There a Path Forward?" concerns the Opioid Dilemma: how do we prevent the predictable harms of widespread opioid prescribing without harming pain patients?
Explore this year’s bioethics courses. (All of these count towards the Bioethics Minor; all are for Fall 2019. Please note that some additional courses may be added to this list, so please check back!) Fall 2019 Courses Selected for the Philosophy and Bioethics Minor Courses in the Department of Philosophy PHIL 105-01: Bioethics · August Gorman PHIL […]
KIE alum Travis Rieder and Senior Research Scholar Rebecca Kukla join Foreign Policy to discuss the ethics of having children in the face of environmental catastrophe.
Learning from our learners. In addition to pre- and post-course surveys of our entire global classroom, the KIE made use of relationships with three learning groups a bit closer to home to conduct more extensive qualitative surveys: a group of older learners in Florida, most of whom were taking a MOOC for the first time; […]
Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Kukla celebrates the diverse collection of unique and timely articles, due out in June.
KIE graduate Travis Rieder is interviewed in a recent episode of the “Conversation Earth” podcast, where he shares arguments and reflections from his body of work on overpopulation and climate change.
Hybrid 105: A classroom designed for maximal interaction. The “flipped classroom” model has taken the world of educational design by storm over the past decade. Educators from elementary to graduate school have been experimenting with inverting their standard pedagogical model, moving “homework” into the classroom and “instruction” outside it. On the college level, this typically […]
Former KIE fellows Colin Hickey and Jake Earl join the Overpopulation Podcast this week to discuss a recent paper co-authored with KIE alum Travis Rieder.
Former KIE Fellow Travis Rieder pens a personal and philosophical essay — and takes to the airwaves — on opioid dependence and the ethics of long-term pain management.
Senior Research Scholar Rebecca Kukla publishes a paper in the journal of Social Theory and Practice on who should claim responsibility for enacting new climate change measures.
Travis Rieder, a former postdoctoral fellow, plus three other KIE affiliates, are featured in an in-depth piece on NPR’s All Things Considered.
The second iteration of this path-breaking course features ten weeks of refreshed and expanded content on a custom-built platform.
Dr. Travis Rieder is published today in Wired, arguing for a sane and science-based discussion of an experimental new IVF procedure recently approved in the UK and currently under investigation in the US.
In Travis Rieder’s “hybrid” Introduction to Bioethics, students access lecture content from the KIE’s MOOC online, and save class time for interactive discussion and personal mentorship.
KIE graduate fellow Travis Rieder discusses the ethics of massive open online courses in The Hoya, taking a critical look at the KIE’s own MOOC, due out this spring on the edX platform.
After taking the KIE’s Introduction to Bioethics MOOC, a group of forty students and teachers visited the KIE for a half-day intensive session with designers and faculty at the KIE’s EthicsLab.
An experimental ethics course focused on medical error and team-taught by KIE Director Maggie Little and a visiting professor of architecture will be sponsored by EthicsLab this semester.
This design studio is offered as a pilot project in EthicsLab — an initiative by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics to make real-world progress on complex bioethical problems by supplementing traditional approaches with new methods from innovation and design labs.