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 […]
Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) and Ethics Lab held an in-depth and hands-on workshop at this year’s SXSW EDU Conference and Festival. The workshop, Design Tools for Creative Ethics Education, introduced educators to Ethics Lab’s latest set of teaching tools developed to tackle complex moral problems in the classroom.
The KIE hosted Diane O’Leary, PhD, last week, who gave a talk on the topic of “Why Bioethics Should be Concerned with Medically Unexplained Symptoms.” O’Leary’s research focuses on medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) and psychogenic symptoms and the challenges these present to the medical and patient communities.
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 […]
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.
KIE Research Associate Marisha Wickremsinhe presented at the Gender Justice Initiative’s Second Annual Faculty Research Colloquium October 13. She discussed research in pregnancy, including the ethics of risk/benefit trade offs between woman, fetus, and future child.
Last week the KIE, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, held a symposium titled Mendel’s Peas and Today’s Genes: Healthcare, Ethics, and Genetics. The event was part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival, which celebrates both a famous Czech and the transatlantic ties between Czech and American cultures.
The KIE and Ethics Lab hosted more than 100 students in a seminar on the ethics of climate change this week. The seminar was a component of Georgetown’s Core Pathways program, a program allowing undergraduate students to fulfill Georgetown’s core and elective requirements through an interdisciplinary collection of courses that address a complex global challenge. This year’s focus is climate change. Participating students come together for an integrated seminar twice a semester on the year’s selected topic.
The KIE, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, is holding a symposium on the ethics of genetic medicine and technologies. The symposium, titled Mendel’s Peas and Today’s Genes: Healthcare, Ethics, and Genetics, is part of the Embassy’s 2017 Mutual Inspirations Festival, celebrating the life and legacy of Gregor Mendel. The symposium will […]
Senior Research Scholar Sean Aas was recently named Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar in Bioethics.
Last week, the KIE held a workshop on positive collaboration in online learning environments, led by Daniel Davis, a Georgetown Communication, Culture, and Technology alum and PhD candidate in Learner Modeling & Learning Analytics at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The session focused on promoting effective collaboration and discourse among students in online learning environments.
Jeffrey Kahn, who holds a PhD in Philosophy and Bioethics from Georgetown, will succeed KIE Senior Research Scholar Ruth Faden as director of Johns Hopkins University’s Berman Institute.
Remarks made by Dr. Maggie Little, Senior Research Scholar and Institute Director, and Dr. Laura Bishop, Head of Academic Programs, are featured in a report on bioethics education.
This week, two graduates from the KIE doctoral program, Dr. Thaddeus Pope and Dr. Carol Taylor, were elected to serve on the board of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is pleased to announce that furniture renovations to the Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University (BRL) are complete.