Events

Events

Upcoming events Spring 2018- check back regularly for updates!

 

 

April 18: Frankenstein: Religious & Cultural Perspectives Speaker Series

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 102

Speaker: Dr. Lester Friedman, Emeritus Professor of Media & Society, Hobart & Smith College

April 26: Neurotechnologies and Emerging Ethical Dilemmas

Time: 11:45am-12:45pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Seminar Room 162

Topic: Smarter phones for gathering digital signatures of brain health
Speaker: Jim Schwoebel, CEO Neurolex Labs

April 26: Clinical Ethics Seminar

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

April 30: Art & Social Engagment Closing Event

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 102

View student projects created during the Southwest Airlines Art and Social Engagment "Film, Media, and the Art of Social Change" course. Taught by Ethics & the Arts Program director Carlton Mackey and Ethics and Servant Leadership (EASL) Program director Dr. Edward Queen, the project and course give Emory University students an opportunity to work directly with Atlanta artists and non-profits to learn about ethically engaged art and improve the city around them.

Projects include documentaries produced alongside Atlanta filmmakers Melissa Alexander and Tara Olayeye in partnership with non-profit partners First Step Staffing and G.E.E.A.R.S. as well as an art exhibit produced with Atlanta printmaker Jamaal Barber in partnership with non-profit Second Helpings.

Regster at: www.engage.emory.edu/social-art

 

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.

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.

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 

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.

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.

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 

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.

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.

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.

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 

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.

 

Past Spring 2018 Events:

January 25: Clinical Ethics Seminar with John Banja, "Diagnosis, Diagnostic Error and Artificial Intelligence: Glimpsing the Future"

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

Synopsis: Artificial intelligence—also called machine learning, neural networks, and deep learning—is being heralded as the most “disruptive” event in the present and near future landscape of health care delivery. Even today, artificial intelligence technologies are able to detect and classify certain clinical findings (especially in radiology and dermatology) at least as well as board certified physicians. But many futurists believe the time is not far off when these technologies will be able to perform diagnoses and recommend treatment plans with an accuracy and confidence that exceeds today’s standard of care. This presentation will review and discuss these claims; describe some of the most interesting technologies currently in use and under development; and speculate on how these technologies will affect the complexion of health care deliver over the next decade.

January 26: Advanced Ethics Consultation Workshop

Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 102

This interactive workshop will address many facets of clinical ethics case consultation, discuss the current status of the national move toward certification for ethics consultants, and provide practice opportunities with case consultations involving standardized patients. In addition, several ethics consultants will share their experiences in providing consultation.

January 29: Neurotechnologies and Emerging Ethical Dilemmas

Time: 3:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 102

Topic: Ethical Design of Intelligent Robot
Speaker: Dr. Ayanna Howard, Chair, Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

January 30: Frankenstein: Religious & Cultural Perspectives Speaker Series

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 102

Topic: When Women Dream of Monsters: Mary Shelley & the Walking Dead
Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, Associate Professor of American & African American Studies, Emory University

February 12: Master of Arts in Bioethics Program Information Session

Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 150

Join us to learn about our Master of Arts in Bioethics program. The Master of Arts in Bioethics degree program provides rigorous, advanced, interdisciplinary study in bioethics for professionals and students interested in the social and ethical challenges facing medicine and the life sciences.

February 13: Ethics on the Stage: Sheltered

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 the 2018 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwright Competition winner, Sheltered by Alix Sobler. A suspenseful story inspired by true events of a Jewish couple in Nazi Germany that arrange for 50 European children to be given up by their parents and taken to safety in the United States that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.

February 22: Frankenstein on Screen: Triple Feature (Frankenstein, 1910; Frankenweenie, 1984; Frankenstein 1931)

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Location: White Hall

Frankenstein's evolution in film: explore some of the novel's early screen adaptations alongside Emory professor Eddy von Mueller.

This event is free, and part of FACE-- Frankenstein Anniversary Celebration at Emory. Presented by the Emory Center for Ethics and sponsored by Turner Classic Movies.

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February 24: TEDxEmory

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: WHSCAB

This year, the theme of our main conference is Solve for X. Our diverse group of speakers will highlight their own ideas worth spreading; hear talks from Pulitzer Prize winners, artists, and researchers who are pushing the limits of their fields, and more.

Registration begins at 9:00; opening remarks commence at 10:00. Lunch is included in the price of your ticket. Free for all Emory students!

For additional information, please go to our website (tedxemory.org) or our event Facebook page for our newest updates.

 

February 28: Frankenstein: Religious & Cultural Perspectives Speaker Series

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 102

Topic: Let Them Have Dominion
Speaker: Dr. Steven Kraftchick, Professor in the Practice of New Testament Interpretation, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

RSVP at: https://frankensteinspeakerseries-stevenkraftchick.eventbrite.com

March 1: Frankenstein on Screen: Bladerunner

Time: 7:00pm
Location: White Hall

What does Blade Runner have to do with Frankenstein? Attend this film screening to find out!

This event is part of FACE, or Frankenstein Anniversary Celebration at Emory, and is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Turner Classic Movies.

March 13: Ethics on the Stage: Hospice + Pointing at the Moon

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 Hospice & Pointing at the Moon by Alliance Theatre Mellon Playwright in Residence Pearl Cleage.  Two one-act plays separated by 30 years but connected by the presence of Jenny Anderson. Jenny's longing to understand her mother in Hospice has become the center of her life in Pointing at the Moon. As the world changes around her, Jenny must decide what she knows for sure and find a way to pass it on.

March 18: Bride of Frankenstein Screening

Time: 4:00pm
Location: Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Film screening with introduction by film expert Eddy von Mueller and post-film discussion by Paul Root Wolpe, Director, Emory Center for Ethics.

Free admission with registration: http://bit.ly/brideoffrankenstein or call 404.929.6400

March 20: Frankenstein: Religious & Cultural Perspectives Speaker Series

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 102

Topic: Frankenstein & the Golem: Lessons from ancient tales about biotechnology
Speaker: Dr. Paul Root Wolpe, Director, Center for Ethics, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, Emory University

RSVP here.

March 22: Master of Arts in Bioethics Program Online Information Session

Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Location: www.emory.adobeconnect.com/bioethics

Join us online to learn about our Master of Arts in Bioethics program. The Master of Arts in Bioethics degree program provides rigorous, advanced, interdisciplinary study in bioethics for professionals and students interested in the social and ethical challenges facing medicine and the life sciences.

March 22: Frankenstein on Screen: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Time: 7:00pm
Location: White Hall


March 22-23: HEC 2018 Annual Conference: The Intersection of Healthcare Ethics and the Law: Implications for Complex Patient Cases

Location: Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort

During this conference we will address care decisions for individuals who may be moving between places of care and the questions encountered around scope of practice, safety, adequacy of discharge plans.  Other primary issues will include: current practices when treatment is questioned as being “medically ineffective;” the ethics of “forced treatment”; care decisions for “unrepresented patients”.  We will also address how ethics consultants and ethics committees work with legal counsel, risk managers, compliance officers, administrators and others responsible for institutional policy/practice.

Registration deadline is March 5th. Register at: https://hcecg.org/event-2785215.

March 26: Neurotechnologies and Emerging Ethical Dilemmas

The Future Now NEEDS...to be implanted and wireless.

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location: Center for Ethics, room 102

Dr. Chethan Padarinath, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Emory/GA Tech, will discuss to be implanted and wireless. In this event Dr. Padarinath will discuss the story of BrainGate, a brain machine interface designed to restore abilities in patients who have lost the ability to speak and/or move. You can see the tear-jerking and jaw-dropping work of Dr. Padarinath and his colleagues here.

RSVP by March 22 to akear@emory.edu

March 27: Ultimately Human

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

A Creativity Conversation and portrait exhibition with artist Ross Rossin and the Hon. Andrew J. Young, pastor, diplomat, mayor, Civil Rights leader and former US Ambassador to the United Nations.

Featuring performances by poet Tavares Stephens and cellist Okorie Johnson.

RSVP to engage.emory.edu/human.

April 5: Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare Struggle to Transform America's Health System

Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Rollins School of Public Health, Rollins Auditorium

Dr. Barbara Berney, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at City University of New York School of Public Health, will show excerpts from her documentary film, Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare Struggle to Transform America's Health System, and lead a discussion. The film is narrated by Danny Glover and features activities that took place in Atlanta and across the South in desegregating hospitals and other health facilities as required by Medicare policy.

April 10: Ethics At the Table: Is Eating Meat Ethical & Healthy?

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Rollins Auditorium

Join us for a debate on the ethics of eating animal products. John Macky, Founder & CEO of Whole Foods Market, and Bruce Friedrich, Co-Founder & CEO of Good Food Institute, will debate with two of our students, Mackenzie Aime and Isaac Goldman, from the Eating Ethics course and winners of the 2017 International Sustainabilty Food Case Study in Parma, Italy.

No charge, but registration is required at: engage.emory.edu/eats.

April 11: A Conscious Capitalism Conversation with John Mackey: Leadership and Culture through the Purpose Lens

Time: Breakfast 7:00am, Program 7:30am
Location: Emory Conference Center

This Conscious Capitalism Atlanta (CC-ATL) and Center for Ethics event, featuring John Mackey, will be held at the Emory Conference Center. This two part program will feature "A Conversation with John Mackey" -- a guided conversation with moderator exploring the four CC principles with a focus on Purpose. The second part, also on the theme of Purpose will feature a panel discussion with John and Atlanta-based business leaders.

Tickets can be purchased at: engage.emory.edu/ccatl