Kent Place School students visit the KIE

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, […]

KIE Senior Research Scholars Powers & Faden Publish New Book

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 […]

Senior Research Scholar Karen Stohr Publishes New Book

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 Scholars Respond to Proposed Aid-in-Dying Laws

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. […]

Senior Research Scholar Receives Praise for New Book

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 […]

Senior Scholar Maggie Little Publishes Guidance with PREVENT Working Group

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 […]

KIE Senior Research Scholar John Keown Receives Praise for New Book on Euthanasia

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 Scholars Travel to Qatar for Palliative Care Conference

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 […]

Spanish translation of Gómez-Lobo and Keown, Bioethics and the Human Goods

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 Scholar Publishes New Book

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 […]

NIH Joint Colloquium in Bioethics 2018-2019

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 […]

2018 Bioethics Research Showcase Winners Announced

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.

One-Night Only! Derangements: Putting the Unthinkable on Stage

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. […]