September 2018


NIH Colloquium: Melanie Boly

NIH Clinical Center: 3:30pm–5:30pm (Sep 25)

Melanie Boly of the University of Wisconsin for this semester's first meeting of the Joint Colloquium in Bioethics.

December 2017


Brain Death: New Questions for Philosophy and Theology

Bioethics Research Library, Healy Hall: 8:00am–5:30pm

This free conference features KIE Senior Scholars Daniel Sulmasy and Robert Veatch and discusses questions in philosophy and theology pertaining to brain death in medicine.

November 2017


Human Rights and Environmental Health: The Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Healy 427: 12:30pm–1:30pm

Eriko Sase, PhD, will be presenting a talk on Human Rights and Environmental Health: The Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and the Fukushima Nuclear Accident. Sase is on the Board of Directors at the Global Health Research Center of Japan and adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo.


ADRF Network Inaugural Conference: Building Foundations for Data Sharing and Ethical Use

Georgetown University : 4pm–5pm (Nov 14)

The ADRF Network Inaugural Conference will feature panel discussions on data sharing, data access, and the ethics of living in a big data world.


Science Research Opportunities Fair

Leavey Center, Sellinger Lounge: 1pm–4pm

Hosted by the Georgetown Chapter of Psi Chi, this is an interdisciplinary research fair that showcases the exceptional work being done on campus in various departments. The KIE will present a poster on opportunities for students to get involved in Ethics Lab, the Bioethics Research Library, and the Bioethics Showcase.


Fake News and the Politics of Truth

Bioethics Research Library, Healy Hall 102: 4:00pm–5:30pm

Join us for a candid conversation with Michael Patrick Lynch, author of The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data and In Praise of Reason: Why Rationality Matters for Democracy.

October 2017


NIH Symposium: David Leopold, National Institute of Mental Health

NIH Clinical Center: 3:30pm–5:30pm

The NIH is hosting NIH Clinical Center with David Leopold of the National Institute for Mental Health for a meeting of the Joint Colloquium in Bioethics.


Self-Advocacy and Developmental Disability: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

ICC 115: 7:00pm

The Program in Disability Studies and the Georgetown Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is hosting a panel discussion exploring self-advocacy from multiple cultural perspectives.


Why Bioethics Should be Concerned with Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Healy Hall, Room 427: 12:30pm–1:30pm

Diane O'Leary, PhD, is presenting on the topic of "Why Bioethics Should Be Concerned with Medically Unexplained Symptoms." Dr. O'Leary is a former KIE Visting Researcher and current PCCB Visiting Scholar in Neuroethics.


Why Bioethics Should be Concerned with Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Healy 427: 12:30pm–1:30pm (Oct 18)

Come hear former KIE Visiting Researcher Diane O’Leary speak about the project she’ll pursue as a Brocher Foundation Fellow in Geneva.


Georgetown Family Weekend: Ethics Lab Open House and Expo

Ethics Lab, Healy Hall, Room 201: 2pm–4pm

Come talk with Ethics Lab staff, play with some of the pedagogical toolkits and view past student work in this Open House during Georgetown's Family Weekend.


Celebrating Georgetown Women Making a Global Impact

Social Room, Healey Family Student Center at Georgetown University. Tondorf Road Washington, DC, 20007 United States: 6:00pm–8:30pm

KIE Director Maggie Little will be honored among other women for her global impact. The event, hosted by Women on the Map and Georgetown Women's Alliance, features a panel discussion on the role of technology in women's empowerment and a photo exhibition of female trailblazers, including Little.


Disability Studies Open House

The Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice - New North 4: 5pm–7pm

The Program in Disability Studies is hosting an open house for students interested in the program's new minor. Applications for the Program in Disability Studies minor are due October 13.


KIE Open House

Healy Hall Rms 102 and 201: 5pm–7pm

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics and its Bioethics Research Library & Ethics Lab invite you to an Open House and Exhibition. Come enjoy finger food and discover the ethics resources, spaces, and friendly people at the KIE.

September 2017


Medel’s Peas and Today’s Genes: Healthcare, Ethics, and Genetics

Fisher Colloquium, Rafik B. Harris Building, Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business: 10am–1pm

The KIE, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, is holding a symposium on the ethics of genetic medicine and technologies.


Writing Climate Now

Copley Formal Lounge: 4pm–6pm

"Writing Climate Now" is a roundtable discussion of strategies for writing persuasively and accurately about environmental disaster and climate change. Pessimism or optimism? Scientific or poetic? We will discuss matters of tone, audience, venue, and tactics with four local writers


Gary Cohen Talks Fearless Leadership in the Age of Planetary Health

Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building: 12:30pm–1:30pm

Join the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment at NHS, and the Georgetown Environment Initiative for a talk with Gary Cohen, co-founder and president of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth.


Global Health Initiative Open House

Copley Formal Lounge: 11:30am–1:30pm

The Georgetown Global Health Initiative is hosting an open house open to all Georgetown students interested in learning more about the global health programs available at Georgetown.