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Keep up to date with the latest happenings at the Berman Institute, as well as breaking news on bioethics issues around the globe.

COVID Vaccine
Planning How to Allocate and Distribute a COVID-19 Vaccine
Berman Faculty co-author report laying out a framework for decision makers
Maternal Health Pandemic Act Proposes Concrete Actions
Would Improve Evidence, Outcomes, And Equity For Pregnant People
Employing Greek Tragedy to Help Medical Professionals Cope with COVID
Paper in July 23 Lancet highlights innovative Berman Institute collaboration with Theater of War Productions
Internal Medicine Residents invited to submit applications for Jeremy Sugarman Award recognizing achievements in bioethics
JHU seeks to recognize housestaff for bioethics research achievement
Oct 30
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Seminar Series – Viral Justice: Pandemics, Policing, and Public Bioethics by Ruha Benjamin, PhD

Ruha Benjamin, PhD
Viral Justice: Pandemics, Policing, and Public Bioethics
Passcode:  Benjamin

In this talk, Ruha Benjamin examines the twin crises of COVID-19 and police violence, mapping the multiple vectors through which racism gets under the skin, into the blood stream, attacking our bodies and body politic. She offers a theory of change, viral justice – as a practical and principled approach to transmuting a hostile racial climate into one that is more habitable, hopeful, and just.

Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Founding Director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, and author of the award-winning book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (2019), among other publications. Benjamin is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, Institute for Advanced Study, andthe President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton. For more info, please visit

Berman News & Events

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Florida's Governor Lifts All COVID-19 Restrictions On Businesses Statewide
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Among people of color asked to join Covid-19 vaccine trials, worries about inequities run deep via @statnews
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How to Distribute a COVID-19 Vaccine Ethically: The unequal wealth of nations should not determine allocation…
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Contact Tracing Apps Struggle to Be Both Effective and Private - IEEE Spectrum - w comments from our @joealiesq