Human Rights and Environmental Health: The Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Eriko Sase, PhD, will be presenting a talk on Human Rights and Environmental Health: The Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and the Fukushima Nuclear Accident. Sase is on the Board of Directors at the Global Health Research Center of Japan and adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo.

Why Bioethics Should be Concerned with Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Diane O'Leary, PhD, is presenting on the topic of "Why Bioethics Should Be Concerned with Medically Unexplained Symptoms." Dr. O'Leary is a former KIE Visting Researcher and current PCCB Visiting Scholar in Neuroethics.

Fake News and the Politics of Truth

Join us for a candid conversation with Michael Patrick Lynch, author of The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data and In Praise of Reason: Why Rationality Matters for Democracy.

NIH Symposium: David Leopold, National Institute of Mental Health

The NIH is hosting NIH Clinical Center with David Leopold of the National Institute for Mental Health for a meeting of the Joint Colloquium in Bioethics.

Writing Climate Now

"Writing Climate Now" is a roundtable discussion of strategies for writing persuasively and accurately about environmental disaster and climate change. Pessimism or optimism? Scientific or poetic? We will discuss matters of tone, audience, venue, and tactics with four local writers

Gary Cohen Talks Fearless Leadership in the Age of Planetary Health

Join the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment at NHS, and the Georgetown Environment Initiative for a talk with Gary Cohen, co-founder and president of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth.

NIH Colloquium: Melanie Boly

Melanie Boly of the University of Wisconsin for this semester's first meeting of the Joint Colloquium in Bioethics.

The SUPPORT, BOOST, and COT Trials: Facts and Controversy

The Inter-Institute Bioethics Interest Group will meet to discuss the adequacy of consent in clinical trials, specifically the appropriate content within consent forms for specific trials and guidelines.

Towards Positive Collaboration in Online Learning Environments

PhD researcher Daniel Davis will share findings from the empirical literature on fostering productive collaboration and civil engagement in online learning settings.

A Conversation with Garry Kasparov: “Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins”

Legendary chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov joins the KIE, The Center for Jewish Civilization, and Georgetown's Department of Computer Science for a lunch and conversation on his new book, "Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins."

Providers, Parents & Privacy: Ethical issues surrounding social media use in pediatrics

The Inter-Institute Bioethics Interest Group will meet to discuss how the internet and health information relate to the pediatric population. Dr. Silvana Barone joins as speaker.

“Virtue Ethics and Feminism” with Karen Stohr

Senior Research Scholar Karen Stohr will speak at the final JBC of this Spring followed by an informal dinner.

Inter-Institute Bioethics Interest Group: Medicaid and Hepatitis C

Monday's meeting of the Bioethics Interest Group will discuss whether it is ethical for state Medicaid programs to restrict coverage for new Hepatitis C medications on the basis of drug or alcohol use.

A Discussion on Surrogacy with Martín Hevia

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law welcomes Martin Havia, Executive Dean of the Universidad Torcuato di Tella School of Law, for a discussion on surrogacy.

America’s Deadly Opioid Epidemic: Is There a Path Forward? Travis Rieder speaks at NIH

Join us at the NIH for a presentation by former KIE alum Travis Rieder. His talk, "America’s Deadly Opioid Epidemic: Is There a Path Forward?" concerns the Opioid Dilemma: how do we prevent the predictable harms of widespread opioid prescribing without harming pain patients?

NIH Colloquium: Alison Jaggar

Alison Jaggar of University of Colorado-Boulder will speak at this semester's final meeting of the Joint Colloquium in Bioethics.

NIH Colloquium: Hilde Lindemann

Hilde Lindemann of Michigan State University will speak at this semester's fourth meeting of the Joint Colloquium in Bioethics.

Rescheduled: NIH Colloquium: Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth Barnes of UVA will speak at this semester's third meeting of the Joint Colloquium in Bioethics.