Upcoming events Fall 2017- check back regularly for updates!

November 16: Clinical Ethics Seminar with Drs. April Dworetz, John Banja, and Gerard Vong, "The Best of the Annual Conference of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities"

Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Room 162

Synopsis: Each of our speakers will present information from two or three of their favorite presentations at ASBH. The goal is to share the insights and knowledge they acquired by the privilege of attending the meeting. Topics to include: risks to non-participant bystanders of research, Zika virus trials; the use of Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) and just treatment; moral injury & becoming “de-centered” in providing health care; shared decision making; and transgender healthcare.


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December 4: Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News

Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Room 162

Speaker-Gregory Berns, Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics, Emory University
Topic- Ethical implications for nonhuman animal research and nonhuman-human relationships 

RSVP to by Friday, December 1st to reserve your seat.

December 7: Road After Refuge closing reception

Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics

Synopsis: We will be hosting a closing reception for our current exhibit, Road After Refuge, on December 7th. Come out and meet some of the amazing artists and IRC staff that created and put together this great show. If you would like to supprot the artists, the work in this exhibit will be sold during a silent acution at the closign reception. All proceeds will go toward the IRC in Atlanta's youth programs.

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Past Fall 2017 events:

August 24: Clinical Ethics Seminar with Bill Sexson, "Ethics and Engaged Professionalism Project"

Time: 4:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Seminar Room 162

Synopsis: Professionalism is important not only between the professional and the client but also between the professional and society. This talk will be centered on the latter relationship and include a discussion of the concept of professionalism, and an introduction to the ideas of “internal” and “external” professional responsibilities. Dr. Sexson will also discuss the value of leadership skills, social, and individual knowledge to the professional, and conclude with a proposed “tool kit” of specific skills the fully competent professional must possess.

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September 1: Chat with Philip Lymbery- “Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were”

Time: 10:00-11:30am
Location: Center for Ethics Commons Room 102

Synopsis: Join us for a unique discussion with Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming, about the myths that prop up factory farming, the consequences of our quest for cheap meat, and what we can do to save the planet with healthy food.

September 19: Frankenstein's Creation Portrait Unveiling

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Join us for an evening with Ross Rossin, Emory University’s Schwartz Artist in Residence, as he discusses his interpretation of Victor Frankenstein’s Creation, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.

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September 25: Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News

Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Room 162

Speaker- Dr. Eyal Aharoni, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at Georgia State University
Topic- Too far or not far enough: The ethics and future of neuroscience and law 

RSVP to by Friday, Sept. 22nd to reserve your seat.

September 27: The Integrity of the Doctor-Patient Relationship after the Holocaust

Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics room 102

Dr. Sheldon Rubenfeld, the executive director of the Center for Medicine After the Holocaust, is coming to Emory to offer a public lecture in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Nuremburg Code.

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October 3: Ethics on the Stage: Hand to God

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Center for Ethics room 102

The Ethics and the Arts program and Alliance Theatre invite you to join us for a scene presentation and discussion of Tony Award nominee Hand to God by playwright Robert Askins. Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

October 25: An Evening with John Brennan

Time: 7:00pm
Location: WHSCAB Auditorium

Synopsis: Join us for an evening with former Director of the CIA, John Brennan, as he discusses ethics and integrity at the CIA. In addition to the head of the CIA, Mr. Brennan has served as the Counterterrorism Advisor to President Obama and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

Free event with registration.

November 6: Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News

Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Room 162

Speaker- Stephanie Hare and Dr. Jessica Turner, Georgia State University's Departments of Psychology and Philosophy
Topic- Stigma and the Medicalization of Hearing Voices 

RSVP to by Friday, Nov. 3rd to reserve your seat.

November 6-7: The CREATE Conference

Location: Emory Conference Center Atlanta, GA

Synopsis: Bringing business and faith communities together to discuss the ethics and practice of implementing sustainability in daily life.

Register here.

November 14: Master of Arts in Bioethics Information Session

Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics room 162

Synopsis: Join us for lunch and learn about our one-year Master of Arts in Bioethics program.