Leading bioethics scholars from around the world lecture on vital issues in the field at our biweekly Seminar Series. Lectures, held at lunchtime, are free and open to the public.

Past seminars are video recorded and posted on our YouTube channel.

2020-21 | 2019-20 | 2018-19

2021-2022

9/27/21
Think Again: Is Advance Care Planning Obsolete?
by James A. Tulsky, MD
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10/11/2021
The Paradoxical Fragility of the Norms of Protection of Health Care in War by Len Rubenstein, JD
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10/25/2021
Rage Renegades by Myisha Cherry, MDiv, PhD
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11/8/2021
TBD by Marzyeh Ghassemi, PhD
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11/22/2021
TBD by Elizabeth Barnes, PhD
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12/13/2021
TBD by Sassy Molyneux, PhD
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1/24/2022
TBD by Robin Lovell-Badge, CBE, FRS FMedSci
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2/14/2022
TBD
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2/28/2022
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3/14/2022
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3/28/2022
TBD by Diane O’Leary, PhD
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4/11/2022
TBD by Robert G. Holloway, MD, MPH
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4/25/2022
TBD by David S. Wendler, MA, PhD
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5/9/2022
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2020-21

9/21/20
COVID-19, Public Health and Equity: How to reduce the disproportionate impact on disadvantaged communities
Q&A with Dr. Leana Wen
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10/12/2020
Caesar Atuire, PhD
An African Philosophical Perspective on the Tension between Autonomy and Solidarity
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10/26/2020
Hugo Slim, PhD
Humanitarian Ethics, the COVID Crisis and Black Lives Matter
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10/30/2020
Ruha Benjamin, PhD
Viral Justice: Pandemics, Policing, and Public Bioethics

11/9/2020
Susan Block, MD –Hutzler-Rives Memorial Lecture
Clinicians, COVID, and the Culture of Medicine
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11/23/2020
Patricia Kingori, PhD
What Can a Focus on Fakes and Fakery Teach Us About Health?

12/14/2020
Anji Wall, MD

Decision-Making, Perceptions and Experiences in Uterus Transplantation

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1/25/2021
Peter A. Ubel, MD
Sick to Debt: Fixing Our High Out-of-Pocket Health Care System

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2/8/2021
Jim Lavery, MSc, PhD
Fair Partnership as a Determinant of Effectiveness of Global Health Campaigns and Implications for Research Ethics

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2/22/2021
Jack Bobo
Can Agriculture Save the Planet Before it Destroys It?

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3/8/2021
Roland Griffiths, PhD
Psychedelic Science: Therapeutic Implications and Ethical Challenges

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3/22/2021
Barbara J. Evans, PhD, JD, LLM
Rules for Robots and Why AI/ML Medical Software Breaks Them

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4/12/2021
Gloria Ramsey, JD, RN, FNAP, FAAN
Advance Care Planning in a Pandemic-Respecting Choices for Racially & Ethnically Diverse Communities

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4/26/2021
Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FIDSA
Equitable Allocation of the Vaccine in an Unfair Pandemic

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5/10/2021, noon
Diversifying Precision Medicine: Reflections from the Trenches of Clinical Translational Genomics
Stephanie Malia Fullerton, DPhil

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2019-2020

6/19/2020
Our Problem is Power
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University

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5/11/2020
Applying Rigor to Data Collection in Machine Learning: Considerations in Fairness, Accountability, Transparency and Ethics

Timnit Gebru, PhD
Technical co-lead of the Ethical Artificial Intelligence Team
Google

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4/13/2020
Can the Researcher-Participant Relationship Ground Ancillary-Care Obligations?

Henry Richardson, JD, MPP, PhD

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3/9/2020
Moral Distress: A Time for Hope?
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Alisa L. Carse, PhD
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Faculty Affiliate
Kennedy Institute of Ethics

2/24/2020
Identifying and Assessing Barriers to Equitable Postpartum Sterilization
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Kavita Shah Arora, MD, MBE, MS
Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology and Bioethics
Case Western Reserve University
Practicing general obstetrician/gynecologist, MetroHealth Medical Center

2/17/2020
Recovering Inside? Ethical and Policy Challenges in Correctional Behavioral Health Care
Dominic Sisti, PhD
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Director, Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Health Care
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania

1/27/2020
Healthcare Architecture: A Moral Imperative

Diana Anderson, MD, ACHA
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Healthcare Architect
Geriatric Medicine Fellow
University of California, San Francisco

1/13/2020

Reading and Moderated Conversation with Dani Shaprio, author of the NYT best selling memoir “Inheritance”
Berman Institute 25th Anniversary event, with Ruth Faden

12/9/2019

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Face On or Off: Face Transplants and the Resistance to Categorization
Sharrona Pearl, PhD
Associate Professor of Medical Ethics
Drexel University

11/25/2019
Ethical Principles in Action: Palliative Care and People Living with Serious Illness
Diane Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Co-director, Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center
Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics, Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai

11/11/2019
Engaging Communities to Improve Comprehension of Informed Consent for Genomics Research
Clement A. Adebamowo, BM, ChB, ScD, FWACS, FACS
Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health
Associate Director (Population Science Program) and Director Global Health Cancer Research, Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

10/28/2019


Power, Suffering and the Struggle for Dignity: Human Rights Frameworks for Health and Why They Matter
Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH
Adjunct Lecturer on Global Health and Population, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Faculty, Dept. of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School

10/7/2019
Incidental Enhancements: The Challenge of Prevention for Human Gene Editing Governance

Eric T. Juengst, PhD
Professor in the Department of Social Medicine and the Department of Genetics
Director, UNC Center for Bioethics
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2019-20

9/23/2019
Surrogate Decision Making in the Internet Age

Jessica Berg, JD, MPH
Dean and Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law
Professor of Bioethics & Public Health
Case Western Reserve University

2018-19

September 24, 2018.
Jonathan Moreno, PhD
“Bioethics is Advocacy: Is That So Wrong?”

October 8, 2018
Travis Rieder, PhD
“Bioethics, Pain Medicine, and America’s Opioid Crisis”

October 29, 2018
Matteo Bonotti, PhD
“Opportunity Pluralism and Children’s Health”

November 12, 2018
Peter Buxtun
“Marked Men: In Case You Didn’t Know about Tuskegee”

February 11, 2019
Alex John London, PhD
“Ethical and Regulatory Issues With Autonomous Vehicles”

March 11, 2019
David S. Jones, MD, PhD

March 25, 2019
Marion Danis, MD
“Engaging the Public in Setting Health Care Priorities”

April 8, 2019
Brian Carter, MD
Hutzler-Rives Memorial Lecture: “Insights from patienthood: A pediatrician and bioethicist’s reflections on pediatric palliative care”

April 22, 2019
Effy Vayena, PhD
“Digital Health Ethics: The Systemic Oversight Approach”

May 13, 2019
Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBE
“Evaluating IRB Quality and Effectiveness”
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