Projects required JHU faculty to work with colleagues from other divisions across the university. In addition, investigators developed meaningful collaborations with institutions worldwide. Highlights include:

Project: Understanding and Addressing Moral Dilemmas of Sedentarization of Pastoralists: Practical Ethics of Mitigating Conflict Amongst Water and Food Resource-Constrained Populations in the Northern Kenya Semi-Arid Lands

“The output of this work also has informed the framing of discussions about “sustainable diets” for more marginalized communities around the world. This includes informing the framing in the Lancet EAT Commission about food production systems in low- and middle-income countries, and a policy brief about international development priorities for the Norwegian Government.”

  • Jessica Fanzo, SAIS, Berman Institute, and Bloomberg School of Public Health

Project: Can God Stop the Next Financial Crisis? Prospects for a Consequentialist Ethics of Islamic Financial Engineering

“I was able to collaborate with researchers from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan’s top university, and the Institute of Business Administration-Karachi, one of Pakistan’s leading universities, in conducting research on the attitudes of Pakistanis toward Islamic banking and religious scholars’ oversight of financial activity. I also conducted research in collaboration with Meezan Bank, Pakistan’s largest Islamic bank. Scholars and industry figures at all three of these institutions remain eager to engage in future intellectual and professional collaborations with Johns Hopkins.”

  • Ryan Calder, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Project: The Law of Unintended Consequences: Will the Implementation of California Senate Bill 27 Impact Animal Health and Well-Being?

“We are still engaged in data collection, but preliminary findings from work already have catalyzed two sub-projects (one focused on aquaculture and another focused on processors).”

  • Meghan Davis, Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine

Project: The Practical Ethics of University Community Engagement: Lessons from the Local and Global

“Last year we began a new ongoing collaboration with a South African documentary filmmaker. Next academic year he will be doing a series of mini courses at JHU. We will also have a conference in fall 2019 inviting leaders of the new rural reconstruction movement in China.”

  • Beverly Silver, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Project: The Ethics of Preparedness in Humanitarian Crisis

“My project is still ongoing, but there has been extensive interest from journalistic communities and overseas universities. There is currently a plan to conduct focus groups with humanitarian actors with a researcher who has embedded with USAID and a number of new conversations with prominent journalists about creating workshops to discuss ethics in conflict zones.”

  • Sarah Parkinson, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Project: Practical Ethics for Future Leaders: Interdisciplinary Education Modules for Innovation

“Many conversations and new relationships, both at JHU and with educators at other universities, have developed from the Practical Ethics project. Many people recognize the importance of ethics education (in particular how to deal with ‘gray area’ ethics as our course does), but don’t know how to do it or how to do it at scale. We are sharing how!”

  • Feilim Mac Gabhann, Whiting School of Engineering

Project: Altruism, Ethics, and Markets: A Behavioral and Neuroscientific Experimental Study

“In 2020, we will organize a conference on The Behavioral and Neuro-biological Drivers of Pro-Social Behavior.”

  • Mario Macis, Carey Business School