Featured Events

Seminar Series

Free and open to the public, lunchtime lecture series hosts top national experts in bioethics

Ethics for Lunch

Monthly discussion at Johns Hopkins Hospital about an important clinical ethics issue

Oct 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Zoom lecture by by Caesar Atuire, PhD, Philosopher and Bioethicist at University of Ghana, Legon

Oct 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hugo Slim, PhD
Humanitarian Ethics and COVID-19
Passcode:  Slim

Oct 30
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Nov 9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Susan Block, MD –Hutzler-Rives Memorial Lecture
Clinicians, COVID, and the Culture of Medicine
Passcode:  Block

Dec 10
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a live, interactive exploration of ethical issues raised by technologies leveraging natural language processing