KIE Acting Director Dr. Daniel Sulmasy voices concern about human genetic editing claimed by Chinese scientist. Reports say that a Chinese scientist claims to have performed genetic editing to create twins girls who are resistant to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. If this is the case, then it would be the first instance of humans […]
Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics announces Dr. Daniel Sulmasy as the new Acting Director.
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics’ Undergraduate Bioethics Research Showcase, a juried exhibition of student work in a variety of categories, was hosted this spring for the fourth year. The Showcase awarded two Grand Champions, along with first, second, and third place winners across all categories. This year’s grand champions included Sam Lee and Maddy Rice.
This year’s Bioethics Research Showcase will feature a one-night only performance of Derangements: Putting the Unthinkable on Stage, a series of short plays and performances inspired by our changing climate. The event will take place Wednesday, April 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Healey Family Student Center Great Room, following the Gallery Reception. […]
Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) and Ethics Lab held an in-depth and hands-on workshop at this year’s SXSW EDU Conference and Festival. The workshop, Design Tools for Creative Ethics Education, introduced educators to Ethics Lab’s latest set of teaching tools developed to tackle complex moral problems in the classroom.
Conversations in Bioethics was hosted Feb. 1 and included a reception and gallery featuring student work, followed by a panel discussion on the year’s topic: data ethics. The event, hosted by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, is supported by Georgetown alumna Fran Buckley.
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is holding Conversations in Bioethics Thursday, Feb. 1. This year’s topic is data ethics and will feature distinguished speakers, including Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of “Meet the Press”, Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and mathematician, author of New York Time’s best seller “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy”, Rick Smolan, photographer, CEO of Against All Odds Productions, and New York Times best-selling author, and Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, Data2X, United Nations Foundation. The event is also available via live stream.
Krystal Arnett Henson visited Ethics Lab last week to speak with students about her experience as a “designer turned activist.”
Last week, the KIE hosted Michael Patrick Lynch, PhD, for its first event in a speaker series on data ethics. Lynch is a writer and professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, where his works spans topics such as truth, democracy, public discourse, and the ethics of technology.
The KIE hosted Diane O’Leary, PhD, last week, who gave a talk on the topic of “Why Bioethics Should be Concerned with Medically Unexplained Symptoms.” O’Leary’s research focuses on medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) and psychogenic symptoms and the challenges these present to the medical and patient communities.
KIE Director and Senior Scholar Maggie Little will be the keynote speaker at the Administrative Data Research Fields Network Inaugural Conference. The conference, titled “Building Foundations for Data Sharing and Ethical Use” will be held November 13-14th at Georgetown University’s Conference Center. Little’s keynote discussion is titled “Big Ethics in a Big Data World” and […]
KIE Director Maggie Little and postdoctoral fellow Elizabeth Edenberg participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Georgetown Law Center on the ethical re-use of data in a machine learning age. The roundtable is supported by grants from AXA and the Sloan Foundation.
The KIE and Ethics Lab were selected to present at next year’s SXSW EDU conference. The conference, taking place in Austin, Texas March 5-8, aims to promote innovation in learning by hosting a community of forward-thinking stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning.
KIE Research Associate Marisha Wickremsinhe presented at the Gender Justice Initiative’s Second Annual Faculty Research Colloquium October 13. She discussed research in pregnancy, including the ethics of risk/benefit trade offs between woman, fetus, and future child.
KIE Director Maggie Little was featured in a photo exhibition of “Extraordinary Georgetown Women” on Tuesday, October 10. The exhibition celebrates Georgetown women making a global impact and is part of an event organized by Women on the Map, a digitally driven women’s leadership organization supported by Georgetown University, and the Georgetown Women’s Alliance.
Last week the KIE, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, held a symposium titled Mendel’s Peas and Today’s Genes: Healthcare, Ethics, and Genetics. The event was part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival, which celebrates both a famous Czech and the transatlantic ties between Czech and American cultures.
Last week, the KIE’s Ethics Lab published a book, Creating New Impacts with Ethics & Design, which outlines the lab’s expanding efforts to bring together ethics and design to develop innovative methods for approaching complex moral problems.
Senior Research Scholar Sean Aas was recently named Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar in Bioethics.