Joint Colloquium in Bioethics
The KIE is one of four co-sponsors of the Joint Colloquium in Bioethics, a topical seminar that meets 4-5 times each semester at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD to discuss the work of distinguished visiting speakers. Each meeting includes a two-hour discussion of the visiting scholar's work (circulated ahead of time), followed by an informal dinner on-site. Discussion is friendly but quite lively as a diversity of perspectives are represented. The seminars are attended by a small and select group of faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral candidates from the KIE, the NIH Clinical Center’s Department of Bioethics, and the philosophy departments at the University of Maryland and The George Washington University.
Graduate Fellows Program
The KIE’s Graduate Fellows Program is authorized through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to provide a distinct and unique opportunity for Ph.D. students in philosophy with interests in bioethics to have a close relationship with the Senior Research Scholars at the KIE, be assigned specific projects of interest, and contribute to outreach activities.
In the 2013-2014 academic year, KIE Fellows work as contributing members of the KIE's Editorial Team. The Editorial Team meets biweekly, establishes the agenda for publication via the web and social media, and ensures the timely dissemination of information. As members of the team, Fellows attend the biweekly meetings and generate content for the Institute's various online venues.
Finally, KIE Fellows are expected to assist at the Institute's Intensive Bioethics Course (IBC), held in June, as well as participate in the Institute’s IBC Team, which meets periodically throughout the academic year in preparation for the IBC.
The Fellowship runs from mid-August 2013 to the end of June 2014, and Fellows are in residence through the end of the Fellowship.
Benefits will include cubicle space in the 4th floor of Healy Hall, participation in the life of the Institute, and a stipend of $3000 (to be paid biweekly for 5 hours per week of work for the term of the Fellowship).
Ethics and Bioethics Bowl Teams
The KIE and the Department of Philosophy co-sponsor teams of undergraduate students to compete in debate-style competitions in ethics and bioethics. Graduate students in philosophy have the opportunity to coach these teams, which involves leading practices and traveling with the teams to competitions around the country. You can read about the team and their progress here.
The clinical practicum offers graduate students the unique opportunity to research and engage in applied bioethics. Students will be introduced to the actual experiences of patients, family members, and health care professionals and have the opportunity to observe (and selectively participate in) the everyday activities of the university hospital. All students will work closely with clinical mentors to identify and explore clinical ethical problems in the natural settings in which they arise. They clinical mentors are prominent health care professionals with appointments in the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center. Students also have the benefit of guest lectures from distinguished faculty at the KIE. The Philosophy Department offers the Clinical Practicum as a course offering.
- Professor Henry Richardson elected to lead HDCA
- Professor Nancy Sherman participates in Religion & Ethics Newsweekly's Discussion
- Professor Henninger's translation of Amerini's "Aquinas" Released
- Professor Nancy Sherman Receives 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship
- Georgetown Graduate Matthew Rellihan Receives Tenure at Seattle University
- Mar 21, All day: Graduate Admissions Open House
- Mar 28, 3pm-5pm: Lecture Series: Mary Domski
- Apr 25, All day: Symposium: Toward a Constructive Ethical Pragmatism