Twelve students and 3 teachers from The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ, visited the Kennedy Institute of Ethics on November 18 and 19, 2019, to conduct research and learn more about bioethics. The students applied and were selected by Kent Place School for their year-long program, led by Karen Rezach, PhD, […]
We are sad to share that Murray Feshbach, formerly of The Kennedy Institute’s then-Center for Population Research, died October 25, 2019. He was 90. Dr. Feshbach joined Georgetown University in 1981 after a successful career with the U.S. Census Bureau, retiring as the Chief of the Soviet Branch of the Foreign Demographic Division. He was […]
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 […]
In an opinion piece for ABC Religion and Ethics, KIE Senior Research Scholar John Keown writes about ‘slippery slope’ concerns from laws permitting physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and voluntary euthanasia (VE). Read the full article here.
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 and Senior Research Scholar John Keown traveled to Georgetown University Qatar (GU-Q) for the conference “Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Palliative Care and End of Life.” The conference was organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life (Pontificia Academia Pro Vita) and GU-Q, with support from the World Innovation Summit […]
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.
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics’ Undergraduate Bioethics Research Showcase, a juried exhibition of student work in a variety of categories, was hosted this spring for the fourth year. The Showcase awarded two Grand Champions, along with first, second, and third place winners across all categories. This year’s grand champions included Sam Lee and Maddy Rice.
This year’s Bioethics Research Showcase will feature a one-night only performance of Derangements: Putting the Unthinkable on Stage, a series of short plays and performances inspired by our changing climate. The event will take place Wednesday, April 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Healey Family Student Center Great Room, following the Gallery Reception. […]