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
Ethical Challenges in Global Health Research, Practice and Education:  The Question of Moral Imperialism
Time: 11:30am
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
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
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

Robert Breiman
Director, Emory Global Health Institute
Kathy Kinlaw
Associate Director, Emory Center for Ethics
Colleen Kraft                                 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory Healthcare
Pamela Scully
Professor, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Institute of African Studies, Emory University
Agnes Kamara Umunna
Journalist, Radio Producer, and Community Activist
Paul Root Wolpe
Director, Emory Center for Ethics

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

October 7: Ethics & the Alliance Theatre - Steel Magnolias
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102

October 9: The Alliance Theatre's Native Guard Act II with Carlton Mackey
Location:The Alliance Theatre

October 15: Neuroethics Journal Club

October 23: The Alliance Theatre's Steel Magnolia Talk Back
Time: 7:30pm
Location: The Alliance Theatre

November 19: Neuroethics Journal Club

December 10: Neuroethics Journal Club