October 2017


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.


The SUPPORT, BOOST, and COT Trials: Facts and Controversy

NIH, Building 50, 1st floor conference room 1328/1334: 3:00pm–4:30pm

The Inter-Institute Bioethics Interest Group will meet to discuss the adequacy of consent in clinical trials, specifically the appropriate content within consent forms for specific trials and guidelines.


Towards Positive Collaboration in Online Learning Environments

Healy 427: 12pm–1pm

PhD researcher Daniel Davis will share findings from the empirical literature on fostering productive collaboration and civil engagement in online learning settings.

June 2017


Providers, Parents & Privacy: Ethical issues surrounding social media use in pediatrics

NIH, Building 50, 1st floor conference room 1328/1334: 3:00pm–4:30pm

The Inter-Institute Bioethics Interest Group will meet to discuss how the internet and health information relate to the pediatric population. Dr. Silvana Barone joins as speaker.


A Conversation with Garry Kasparov: “Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins”

Riggs Library, Georgetown: 12:45pm

Legendary chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov joins the KIE, The Center for Jewish Civilization, and Georgetown's Department of Computer Science for a lunch and conversation on his new book, "Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins."

May 2017


“Virtue Ethics and Feminism” with Karen Stohr

Bioethics Conference Room, NIH: 3:30pm–5:30pm

Senior Research Scholar Karen Stohr will speak at the final JBC of this Spring followed by an informal dinner.


NIH Colloquium: Alison Jaggar

NIH Clinical Center: 3:30pm–5:30pm

Alison Jaggar of University of Colorado-Boulder will speak at this semester's final meeting of the Joint Colloquium in Bioethics.


Inter-Institute Bioethics Interest Group: Medicaid and Hepatitis C

Natcher Bldg LL Room D: 3:00pm–4:30pm

Monday's meeting of the Bioethics Interest Group will discuss whether it is ethical for state Medicaid programs to restrict coverage for new Hepatitis C medications on the basis of drug or alcohol use.

April 2017


The Normative Scope of Consent – A talk by Tom Dougherty, PhD

Healy Hall, Rm. 427: 2:45pm–4:30pm

By giving consent, we permit a range of actions. But which range? Dr. Dougherty will discuss whether we need to intend to permit a particular action in order to permit it, and whether we need to express this intention.


New Challenges to Human Security: Environmental Change and Human Mobility

McShain Large Lounge, McCarthy Hall: 4pm–5pm

Please join the Institute of Study of Diplomacy for the launch of its new working group report on "New Challenges to Human Security: Environmental Change and Human Mobility."