Lukas Chandler, MA

Institute Administrator

Lukas is responsible for providing administrative management to Kennedy Institute of Ethics faculty and staff, serving as the Institute's event manager, and supporting the Institute's administrative and financial operations and communications.In May 2020, Lukas completed his masters degree at Georgetown University's Communication, Culture, and Technology program. Lukas' research includes the history and ethics of telemedicine and the ethics of biomedical data in healthcare. Lukas is especially interested in normative moral frameworks and governance structures that guide clinicians and lawmakers as they address challenges in remotely delivered healthcare.Lukas earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mary Washington in 2016, where he double-majored in German and Philosophy. While in school, he also received a minor in Practical Ethics and researched and defended two undergraduate honors theses, the first of which reviewed challenges of moral epistemology in the ethics of care within the context of the physician-patient relationship. His second thesis, for German, investigated what it means to live an ethical life after Auschwitz through an evaluation of the works of Jean Amery and Hannah Arendt.

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During the summer of 2015, Lukas researched as a Student Scholar at the Georgetown University Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics. His final presentation reviewed the relational challenges within patient-provider interactions.

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