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.
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.
Undergraduate students from all across the university submitted scholarship, representing nearly twenty different majors at the College, SFS, and NHS.
This year, directly following the Bioethics Research Showcase reception, a cast of Georgetown students, alumni, and friends will perform a stage reading of a new play by Second City’s Katie Watson.
The KIE is proud to announce Georgetown’s third-annual Bioethics Research Showcase, which will feature undergraduate research work in a campus-wide juried event in April 2015.
With nearly double the submissions as last year’s inaugural competition, the second Showcase event featured many student winners in a variety of categories.
The Bioethics Research Showcase at Georgetown, now in its second year, is open for submissions! Meet last year’s grand champion, Ali Carter (C’15), and learn about her winning submission.
Student work featured in the 2015 Bioethics Research Showcase, interviews with student winners about their work, and an array of event photos and more are featured in this new gallery.
Winners in creative and analytic categories were selected by a jury of bioethics and disciplinary experts, and honored at the Showcase’s two evening events on April 15 & 16.