Our scholars are working with other leading experts to help provide ethical guidance in high-level healthcare policies and in day-to-day life during the COVID-19 pandemic. A sample of their direct public engagement can be found here.
Read KIE Acting Director Dr. Daniel Sulmasy’s statement on Race, Trust, and Biomedical Ethics
Our webinar turns the focus of discussion toward concerns raised by the COVID-19 / new corona virus pandemic for the people outside the Global North.
Fr. John Langan, SJ, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, passed away on March 20, 2020. He was 79.
Dr. Quill R. Kukla, Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown, is taking an unusual path to engaging students to introductory philosophical concepts in her course Intro to Philosophy via BoJack Horseman in summer 2020.
Dr. Quill R. Kukla, Senior Research Scholar at The Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, is one of 2019’s awardees of the Humboldt Research Award.
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 […]
KIE Senior Research Scholar Maggie Little and the Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics, and New Technologies (PREVENT) Working Group published a guidance article entitled “Pregnant women & vaccines against emerging epidemic threats: Ethics guidance for preparedness, research, and response.” This Guidance continues the efforts to include pregnant women in clinical research, from which they have been […]
KIE Senior Research Scholar John Keown‘s second edition of Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument Against Legalisation was named ‘Palliative Care book of the Month’ by the Reviews Editor of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care. In his review, Dr. Roger Woodruff praises Keown’s text as “the best collection of information regarding euthanasia that I have […]
KIE Acting Director Dr. Daniel Sulmasy responds to the World Health Organization’s call for setting ethics guidance in gene editing. Read his full comments here.
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 […]
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 […]
The KIE is proud to continue as a co-sponsor of the Joint Bioethics Colloquium for 2018-19. The Joint Colloquium in Bioethics is a topical seminar that meets 4-5 times each semester at the NIH Clinical Center to discuss the work of distinguished visiting speakers. The seminar is co-sponsored by the NIH Department of Bioethics, The […]
Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics announces Dr. Daniel Sulmasy as the new Acting Director.