KIE Scholars Respond to Proposed Aid-in-Dying Laws

KIE Acting Director and Andre Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics Dr. Daniel Sulmasy and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics John Keown both responded to new efforts to change assisted dying laws. In the United States, the state of New Jersey recently enacted an Aid-in-Dying law where clinicians can prescribe pills to terminally ill patients. […]

Senior Research Scholar Receives Praise for New Book

KIE Senior Research Scholar John Keown recently published the 2nd edition of his book Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument against Legalisation.  In a review of Prof. Keown’s book, Charles Foster, barrister at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers, and a Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, describes Keown’s book as “A meticulous, highly readable, and profoundly disturbing […]

Spanish translation of Gómez-Lobo and Keown, Bioethics and the Human Goods

Senior Research Scholar John Keown flew to Santiago, Chile, to attend the launch on 22 November of the Spanish translation of Bioethics and the Human Goods, an introduction to natural law bioethics that was drafted by Professor Alfonso Gómez-Lobo, completed by Keown after the former’s untimely death and published by Georgetown University Press in 2015. […]

KIE Scholar Publishes New Book

KIE Senior Research Scholar John Keown has produced a second edition of his widely acclaimed book Euthanasia, Ethics and Public Policy. It will be published in the US by Cambridge University Press in late November. The book, a significantly revised, updated and expanded version argues against the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia and/or physician-assisted suicide on […]

KIE Research Associate Publishes Article on Emergency Involuntary Treatment Law for those with Mental Disorders

Marisha Wickremsinhe, KIE research associate and digital campaign coordinator, published an article in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. The paper, titled Emergency involuntary treatment law for people with mental disorders: A comparative analysis of legislation in LMICs, compares legislation for emergency involuntary treatment of individuals with mental disorders in low and middle income countries.

KIE Scholar Awarded Complex Moral Problems Grant

KIE postdoctoral fellow Elizabeth Edenberg, and Communication, Culture, and Technology faculty member Meg Jones were awarded a Complex Moral Problems Grant through Georgetown University’s Engaged Ethics Initiative. The grant is a one-year award that aims to support collaborative interdisciplinary research into complex moral problems that have a real world impact.

KIE Director to lead panel at data ethics conference

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 […]

Pregnancy Ethics Working Group Published in Vaccine

The Ethics Working Group on Zika virus (ZIKV) Research and Pregnancy published an article in Vaccine last week. The article, titled “Ethics, Pregnancy, and ZIKV vaccine research and development” discusses the group’s ethics guidance as it applies to the on-going threat of ZIKV outbreaks.

KIE Director featured in photo exhibition of ‘Extraordinary Georgetown Women’

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.

KIE Scholar examines researchers’ obligations to provide ancillary care

Senior Research Scholar Henry Richardson has published a new co-authored paper in the New England Journal of Medicine. The paper, titled When Ancillary Care Clashes with Study Aims, examines whether medical researchers have a moral obligation to provide ancillary care in cases where doing so interferes with the study’s aims. Authors Richardson, Nir Eyal, Jeffrey […]