We are sad to share that Murray Feshbach, formerly of The Kennedy Institute’s then-Center for Population Research, died October 25, 2019. He was 90. Dr. Feshbach joined Georgetown University in 1981 after a successful career with the U.S. Census Bureau, retiring as the Chief of the Soviet Branch of the Foreign Demographic Division. He was […]
KIE Senior Research Scholars Madison Powers and Ruth Faden recently published Structural Injustice: Power, Advantage, and Human Rights through the Oxford University Press. Powers and Faden identify structural injustice and present a well-being account that assesses systematic patterns of unfairness. Their theory explains the interconnectedness of human rights violations, advantage, and unfair power patterns. Learn […]
KIE Senior Research Scholar Karen Stohr recently published Minding the Gap: Moral Ideals and Moral Improvement through the Oxford University Press. Professor Stohr assesses the gap between what we are like and what we think we should be like. The goal of moral improvement is to narrow that gap. Learn more and order here. […]
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. […]
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 […]
In an opinion piece for ABC Religion and Ethics, KIE Senior Research Scholar John Keown writes about ‘slippery slope’ concerns from laws permitting physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and voluntary euthanasia (VE). Read the full article here.
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 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 […]
Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics announces Dr. Daniel Sulmasy as the new Acting Director.
Senior Scholar John Keown will be contributing to the Vatican’s International Congress on Palliative Care, to be held Feb. 28 – March 1 in Rome.
Senior Scholars John Keown and Daniel Sulmasy each spoke at a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop on Physician-Assisted Death in February.
KIE Director Maggie Little recently spoke in a webinar on the ethical considerations for conducting research with pregnant and lactating women.
Two Senior Research Scholars, John Keown and Daniel Sulmasy, have received the high honor of being inducted as Ordinary Members of the Pontifical Academy for Life (Pontificia Academia Pro Vita).
KIE Senior Scholar Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, will be featured in an upcoming documentary titled “Your Health: A Sacred Matter.”
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 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 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 […]
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.