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.
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.
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.
KIE Director Maggie Little and colleagues, funded by the UK’s Wellcome Trust, have published ethical guidelines to responsibly and equitably include pregnant women in research related to public health emergencies, especially Zika.
Learn more about the reference services provided by the KIE’s Bioethics Research Library, and the way they have shifted over the decades since the Library’s founding.
The Bioethics Research Library has completed a full digital archive of the work of the U.S.’s Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
Dr. Maggie Little briefs a group at the US National Institutes of Health NIAID working to design a clinical development plan for testing a new malaria vaccine in pregnant women.
In preparation for a vote on legalizing physician-assisted in Washington, DC, Senior Research Scholar John Keown submitted a memorandum to City Councilmembers to brief them on important ethical dimensions of the issue.
Opening remarks at the annual conference of the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics paid homage to the KIE’s early support of the bioethics center where the conference was hosted.
With a £1.2 million grant from the Wellcome Trust, Director Maggie Little and a team of other experts will help provide advice on pregnant women with the Zika virus.
Senior Research Scholar Tom Beauchamp shared reflections on his life and career at Georgetown at the 2016 Spring Faculty Convocation honoring faculty, staff, and philanthropists.
Senior research scholar Henry Richardson will offer grand rounds at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, followed by two lectures on the moral dimensions of ancillary care.
Explore this year’s iteration of the KIE’s popular online Introduction to Bioethics with an overview of the scholars and topics on deck for 2016.
Senior Research Scholar John Keown speaks with leading international bioethics service BioEdge about a recently-completed book project.
Senior Research Scholar John Keown will be at the Vatican in March to address the annual meeting of the Pontifical Academy for Life, of which he is a member.
Senior Research Scholar Rebecca Kukla replies to the recent CDC recommendation that all women of childbearing age not on birth control abstain from alcohol in an op-ed in the LA Times.
Senior Research Scholar Henry Richardson will serve as one of two lead authors for a chapter on justice and the good as part of the International Panel on Social Progress in Istanbul, Turkey.
Director Maggie Little speaks about the KIE’s MOOC, EthicsLab, and Conversations in Bioethics to the twenty-first meeting of the US Presidential Commission on Bioethical Issues.