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October

Alliance Theatre sparks conversations about race, activism

October 2, 2020

The Alliance Theatre planned to produce “Seven Playwrights/Seven Testaments,” this fall, then COVID-19 hit. Though the show has been rescheduled for February, the Alliance is going forward this month with a companion series of five, virtual, community conversations called, “Hands Up, Atlanta: Art and Activism.” They begin Oct. 8 and run weekly through Oct. 28. The series is presented in partnership with Spelman College and Emory University’s Center for Ethics. 

September

New Synergy awardees represent spirit of partnership in COVID-19 research

September 4, 2020

Center for Ethics Prof. Kathy Kinlaw among award recipients for the latest cycle of Synergy Awards by Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) and all 10 selected projects share a common theme: advancing research on the new coronavirus.

August

The Emory Report Spotlights recently announced participants in the Arts and Social Justice Fellows program

August 25, 2020

Selected from a pool of more than 70 applicants, the inaugural cohort of Arts and Social Justice Fellows showcases some of the most celebrated and vibrant threads of artistic creativity in the city. The cohort consists of Olivia Dawson, visual artist Shanequa Gay, cellist and composer Okorie “OkCello” Johnson, arts advocate and administrator Ash Nash, visual artist and Emory alum Fahamu Pecou, and actor and Emory alum Garrett Turner.


WABE's City Lights Talk Arts and Ethics

August 19, 2020

Paul Wolpe and Carlton Mackey discuss the intersection of arts and ethics, and their latest development, The Arts and Social Justice Fellows program. This program pairs six local, black artists with Emory University professors and students to design creative projects that reflect on racial or other inequities.

July

WABE's podcast, Did You Wash Your Hands?, features Paul Root Wolpe

July 23, 2020

Wolpe discusses the ethical dilemmas of navigating the pandemic, and more.


Emory Arts & Social Justice Fellows Program

July 2, 2020

Co-created by Ethics & the Arts director Carlton Mackey, the new Emory Arts and Social Justice Fellows program partners six Emory faculty with six Atlanta artists – Arts and Social Justice (ASJ) Fellows – whose work advances racial and social justice.

June

The Ethics of Takeout

June 26, 2020

Jonathan Crane weighs in on the ethics of takeout, an article by Tablet Magazine. How do we balance the seemingly contradictory virtues of supporting our local businesses and protecting workers during the pandemic?


Carlton Mackey on On Second Thought, speak on how his art is a rebellion against racial injustice

June 18, 2020

This episode of On Second Thought (GPB) features Ethics & the Arts Director Carlton Mackey. The episode, "Corporate Statements on #BlackLivesMatter; Art as Rebellion Amid Movement for Racial Justice" touches on many timely topics.


Paul Root Wolpe featured on Flash Forward podcast

June 9, 2020

Flash Foward podcast episode HEADS WILL ROLL, published on June 9, features three experts discussing the science, laws and ethics of head transplants.


Paul Root Wolpe featured on Jewish Time: A Jewish Perspective on Protests and the Pandemic

June 7, 2020

Dr. Wolpe discusses the sociology involved in our current state of protest during COVID-19, and the ethical responsibility the Jewish people has in it’s response to it.


Judaism, Race, and Ethics, edited by Jonathan K. Crane, released as an e-book

June 2, 2020

The book, Judaism, Race, and Ethics, wrestles with the contentious, dynamic, and ethically complicated relationship between race and religion through the lens of Judaism. Edited by Jonathan K. Crane and published by PSU Press.


Professor Edward Queen featured on Blackhall Studio podcast

June 1, 2020

Prof. Queen speaks to host Ryan Milsap about the Center, ethics and what is means to teach ethics and servant leadership in this day and age.

April

John Banja article featured on the cover of The Hastings Center Report

April 22, 2020

Banja's article - Reasonable Persons, Autonomous Persons, and Lady Hale: Determining a Standard for Risk Disclosure - discusses the issue of risk involvement for the reasonable person.


Jim Lavery's opinion article published by The Hill: What do we have to lose with hydroxychloroquine? Evidence that might save lives.

April 16, 2020


Gerard Vong published in the internationally acclaimed journal, Ethics

April 15, 2020

Vong, Director of the Master of Arts in Bioethics program, wrote an article about lottery procedures for fairly distributing scarce goods. The article, Weighing Up Weighted Lotteries: Scarcity, Overlap Cases, and Fair Inequalities of Chance, was published in the April 2020 issue of Ethics. Ethics is an international journal of social, political, and legal philosophy.


How Do You Choose Who Gets a Ventilator? Paul Root Wolpe is featured in a recent WebMD article.

April 8, 2020


Paul Root Wolpe is quoted in the Neurology Today article, COVID-19: Prepare for Care-Rationing—Know Your Hospital Policies.

April 8, 2020


Kathy Kinlaw weighs in on the AJC article: Georgia doctors plan for wrenching choices amid slim ventilator supply

April 1, 2020

Associate director Kathy Kinlaw talks to the AJC about ethics guidance for doctors and healthcare systems and her work with the Healthcare Ethics Consortium.