Programs and Events

Collaborating with partners within and beyond the academy to tackle the most pressing ethical issues of our time, the faculty and staff of the Institute work every day to actualize Georgetown’s commitment to ethics engaged in the real world.

Intensive Bioethics Course

A collaborative venture between the KIE and the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics (PCCB) providing a world-famous immersive, intensive experience in a compact three-day format. Plenary lectures on key principles of bioethics are followed by small group discussions led by an expert facilitator.

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Visiting Researcher Program

A program designed for scholars from all over the world to conduct research in residence at Georgetown for some part of the academic year, with access to the full range of scholarly resources the campus offers, beginning with the renowned Bioethics Research Library.

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Ethics Lab

Georgetown’s Ethics Lab is a team of philosophers and designers using new methods to help students and practitioners meet the ethical challenges of an increasingly complex world.

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Convening scholars and practitioners on a regular basis to explore significant ethical issues and questions, the KIE ensures that experts are connected for conversation and collaboration.

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McDonald Agape Fellowship

The McDonald-Agape Fellowship is a two-year program of study and scholarship at the Institute. It will be uniquely tailored to the needs, interests, and background of the successful candidate, and will include opportunities for formal study, research, participation in the life of the Institute, and experience in clinical bioethics consultation.

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