Your guide to this year’s Conversations in Bioethics

Conversations in Bioethics is an annual campus-wide discussion of a crucial bioethics issue. This year’s topic is disability: together, we’ll we explore the meaning of disability, normalcy, and belonging through student work and expert panel discussion on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017. Read on for a comprehensive guide to this year’s event.


Updated February 3rd, 2017: full video of the event and abbreviated gallery are available by following the links below. Beginning in mid-February, access the archived material here. Thanks to all who attended this year’s blockbuster event!


Conversations in Bioethics » Student Gallery

Healy Foyer: 5pm

Join us on the first floor of Healy Hall to browse a gallery of student work and information on the ethics of disability. Passed drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Students from courses at Georgetown taught by Megan Dean, Sylvia Onder, and Rebecca Kukla submitted materials for inclusion in the evening’s gallery of student work. A selection of this work will be archived online along with other materials from the 2017 event.

Preview gallery »


Conversations in Bioethics » Panel Discussion

Gaston Hall: 6pm

Head upstairs to Gaston Hall, where KIE director Maggie Little will moderate a lively and personal discussion with a panel of experts. Doors open for seating at 5:45. A full list of panelists is available here.

For the first time this year, the panel discussion will be streamed live to a global audience, with remote participation in event Q&A invited by Twitter (tweet questions to @kieatgu). ASL interpretation and professional live captions will be provided for the audience in-house; the live stream will also be live-captioned. Video, audio, and a full transcript from the panel discussion will be archived online along with other materials from the 2017 event.

Access live stream »