Events

Events

Upcoming events Fall  2014- check back regularly for updates!

Fall 2014: Erika Hibbert art installation

August 23: New Student Orientation
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: WoodPec

August 25: Master of Arts in Bioethics Orientation
Time: All Day
Location: Emory Center for Ethics

September 9: Public Health Ethics Lecture with Elizabeth Heitman
Title:
Ethical Challenges in Global Health Research, Practice and Education:  The Question of Moral Imperialism
Time: 11:30am
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis:
The growth of Global Health programs in U.S. universities has dramatically increased the need for attention to the ethical dimensions of international practice, education, and research in health care, particularly with regard to work in developing countries.  A central tenet of contemporary ethical guidelines for international work is that sponsors from upper-income countries have an obligation to help developing countries build infrastructure for local administrative control.  Such local control ideally includes priority setting, oversight of international programs, and ethical review of externally-sponsored research.

September 11: Public Health Ethics Lecture with Mark Rosenberg
Title:The failure to deliver oral cholera vaccine during a massive epidemic in Haiti: What does ethics have to say about it?
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Roybal Campus, Global Communications Center, Auditorium B3
Synopsis: Dr. Rosenberg will speak about the response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti, including issues raised by requests for the oral cholera vaccine and suggestions that UN Peacekeepers who come from cholera-endemic areas be treated with a single dose of oral azithromycin before they are sent to areas with inadequate sanitation and insecure water supplies.  Lessons will be drawn from mass drug administration programs where azithromycin has been distributed.  There will also be discussion of some of the ethical questions raised by mass drug administration programs to control or eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases.

September 12 -14: Atlanta Neurolaw Conference
Title:
NEURO-INTERVENTIONS AND THE LAW: Regulating Human Mental Capacity
Location: Georgia State Student Center
Synopsis: Modern neuro-interventions hold out the promise of non-invasively but directly, effectively, efficiently, and maybe even permanently altering people’s mental capacities, and this conference will interrogate a range of pertinent questions that this might raise for the law. For instance, how should society regulate the use of such diverse neuro-interventions? What may we legitimately expect of people whose mental capacities have been altered through such neuro-interventions? How should the criminal justice system be permitted to use such techniques to regulate people’s mental capacities to promote or to achieve its own internal aims? How are these techniques currently being used and regulated? Which of these techniques actually work, how do they work, what are their various costs, do they truly help us to achieve what we think or hope they do, and in general what can we learn about our own normative presuppositions by reflecting on neuro-interventions in such contexts?

September 17: Christine Bader Lecture
Title: The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil.
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Rita Ann Rollins Building - Room 252
1531 Dickey Drive Atlanta, GA 30322

Synopsis: There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world’s biggest and best-known companies, pushing for safer and more responsible practices, striving to prevent the next Rana Plaza factory collapse and the next Deepwater Horizon explosion.  Unfortunately, they don’t always succeed.

Christine Bader was one of those people. She loved BP and then-CEO John Browne’s progressive rhetoric on climate change and human rights—until a string of BP accidents, Browne’s resignation under a cloud of scandal, and the start of Tony Hayward’s tenure as chief executive, which would end with the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Bader’s story of working in multinational business is unique in its details, but not in its themes: of feeling like an outsider both inside the company and out; of getting mixed messages from senior management; of being frustrated with corporate life but committed to pushing for change from within.

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about corporate responsibility.

September 17: John Lantos Lecture
Title: The SUPPORT study and the Facebook study: Current controversies in research ethics
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Health Science Research Center Auditorium

September 18: John Lantos Lecture
Title: What we talk about when we talk about ethics
Time: 11:00am
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102

September 22: The Ethical Challenges of Ebola for Global Health: Expanding the Conversation
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102

September 24: Neuroethics Journal Club

Time: 12:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Join us for the Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News (our new and improved Neuroethics Journal Club) to discuss the claims that literary fiction make you a better person.

This discussion will be facilitated by Emory English graduate student Lindsey Grubbs. 

September 28: The Alliance Theatre's Native Guard Act II with Paul Root Wolpe
Time: 2:30pm
Location:The Alliance Theatre

September 30: Blood Diamond - Ethics, Human Rights and the Environment movie series
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond

October 2: Screening of Nefarious: Merchant of Souls Emory Students Against Modern Day Slavery (SAMS)
Time: 7pm
Location: Rita Ann Rollins Building 1531 Dickey Drive Room 250
Synopsis: A documentary exploring the sex-trade.

October 7: Silkwood - Ethics, Human Rights and the Environment movie series
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

October 7: Ethics & the Alliance Theatre - Steel Magnolias
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: The quintessential story of family, friendship, and steely Southern sisterhood. Meet actors from the play, hear dramatic readings from select scenes, and engage in a lively ethical discussion.

October 9: The Alliance Theatre's Native Guard Act II with Carlton Mackey
Time:7:30pm
Location:The Alliance Theatre
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October 15: Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News
Topic: Can pain kill a 'woman's sex drive' but not men's?

Time: 12:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: This event is in collaboration with Neurosalon

This discussion will be facilitated by Emory Women’s Gender and Sexuality graduate student Natalie Turrin and Neuroscience graduate student Mallory Bowers.

October 20: Neuroethics Book Club
The New Brain Sciences and the Myth of Free Will
Time: 11:30am
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Neurophilosopher Dr. Heidi Ravven will discuss her book The Self Beyond Itself: An alternate history of ethics, the new brain sciences, and the myth of free will. 

October 21: Public Health Ethics Training
Time: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: CNR 3001 RSVP to emoryPHEC@gmail.com

October 21: Contagion - Ethics, Human Rights and the Environment movie series
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

October 22: Ethics & the Arts - Artist Talk: Erika Hibbert
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Erika Hibbert makes artworks concerned with intimate expressions of personal experience. The political and social accents in her work are always referred to, and derived from, her own life, so that in her work, the personal is the political. The artist demonstrates no interest in themes or subjects beyond her own orbit – but the surprise of the work is how the private and intimate examination of a life resonates with the largest (and commonest) of universal themes. In a process of understanding herself better, coming to terms with people she is connected to, and as a cathartic method of expelling her fears, she pulls and picks at her life’s experiences, measuring, weighing up and sifting, searching. Hibbert works her figurative subjects in charcoal, oxides, inks, pigments, soil and oil paint and beeswax on canvas and paper or panel, as well as working in the print media of lithography and etching and most recently, photography.

October 23: The Alliance Theatre's Steel Magnolia Act II
Time: 7:30pm
Location: The Alliance Theatre
Synopsis:

October 28: El Norte - Ethics, Human Rights and the Environment movie series
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
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October 30: Ethics & the Arts Movie Screening: Maramaso
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Man Raise Man Society is the philosophy of Nelson Mandela, a young artist from Nairobi, Kenya.  To live the Maramaso lifestyle is to dedicate oneself to supporting others, helping them rise to greatness.  By playing music to underserved children, at risk youth, and commuters on public transportation, Mandela lives and breathes Maramaso. Given the current political climate, Mandela strives to enact Maramaso by focusing on peace in the 2013 Kenyan General Elections. Inspired by this philosophy, our film strives to portray Kenya as rising above the tragedies of the last election.

October 31: Zombies and Zombethics
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Zombethics is an innovative symposium – open to the general public, scholars, and students on (or around) Halloween – that gathers a stellar roster of panelists from Emory University and abroad for an engaging discussion of scholarly topics at the intersection of neuroethics, public health ethics, religion, film, disability, and bioethics . . . all explored through a frighteningly fascinating context to which we can all relate: zombies.

November 11:The Act of Killing - Ethics, Human Rights and the Environment movie series
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: The Act of Killing is a 2012 documentary film about the Indonesian killings of 1965–66.

November 12: Master of Arts in Bioethics Open House
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Emory Center for Ethics

November 20: Emory University Center for Ethics Monthly Clinical Ethics Seminar
Title: Sustaining Disability:  How to Get Healthcare Professionals On Board with Shared Discourse
Speaker:  April R. Dworetz, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University
Time: 5:00 to 6:00 PM
Location: Center for Ethics, Seminar Room (162)
1531 Dickey Drive, Emory University Campus

December 10: One-Day Mediation Workshop
Title: Key Skills for Conflict Resolution in Healthcare Ethics: Unpacking the Mediator’s Toolbox
Location: Emory University Center for Ethics
Room 252
To register: http://www.hcecg.org/page-1706746

December 10: Neuroscience Ethics and the News
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Location: Emory Center for Ethics
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March 19 & 20, 2015 - HEC Annual Conference
Hope and Limits: Cradle to Grave Ethical Care
Emory Conference Center Hotel