KIE to host Chuck Todd, Cathy O’Neil, Mayra Buvinic, Rick Smolan in annual Conversations in Bioethics event

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is holding Conversations in Bioethics Thursday, Feb. 1. This year’s topic is data ethics and will feature distinguished speakers, including Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of “Meet the Press”, Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and mathematician, author of New York Time’s best seller “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy”, Rick Smolan, photographer, CEO of Against All Odds Productions, and New York Times best-selling author, and Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, Data2X, United Nations Foundation. The event is also available via live stream.

KIE Research Associate Publishes Article on Emergency Involuntary Treatment Law for those with Mental Disorders

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 Scholar Awarded Complex Moral Problems Grant

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 to lead panel at data ethics conference

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 […]

Announcing our Spring 2018 Ethics Lab and bioethics course line-up

We’re excited to announce our bioethics and Ethics Lab course line-up for the Spring 2018 semester. This is a tentative list that will be updated in the coming months, but each of the listed courses below is available for pre-registration. All bioethics courses listed also count towards the bioethics minor.

Pregnancy Ethics Working Group Published in Vaccine

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.

KIE and Ethics Lab Selected to Present at SXSW EDU 2018

The KIE and Ethics Lab were selected to present at next year’s SXSW EDU conference. The conference, taking place in Austin, Texas March 5-8, aims to promote innovation in learning by hosting a community of forward-thinking stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning.