About the Series

Conversations in Bioethics celebrates Georgetown’s commitment to engaged ethics and its internationally-lauded strength in the field of bioethics.

So much more than a single event.

This annual series is so much more than a single event: it joins deep, semester-long student engagement with a critical bioethics topic with visiting experts for a campus-wide experience unlike any other.

Every year, a new topic.

We inaugurated the series with the vision and generous support of a Georgetown alumna, Fran Buckley (NHS’87), and will carry the tradition forward to a new and pressing issue each year. We look forward to further inspiration and support from the wider Georgetown community in seeking out our special topics in the coming years.

An extraordinary campus-wide conversation.

Colleagues from around the university and the broader DC bioethics community fill historic Gaston Hall to watch distinguished panelists engage in a thoughtful, intimate conversation, moderated by KIE director Maggie Little, shaped by the voices of students, alumni, and other members in the diverse audience who are all invited to participate.