Seminar Series

2014/2015 Noontime Speaker Lineup
Time: 12:00PM-1:15PM (unless otherwise noted) 

September 8, 2014

Nancy Kass, ScD; Trish Perl, MD, MSc; Tom Roberton, MPH

Ethics & Ebola: Challenges for Care Givers and for Public Health

Location: Sheik Zayed Tower, Chevy Chase Conference Center

September 22, 2014

Amy Sepinwall, PhD, MA

Conscience & Complicity: Critical Reflections on Hobby Lobby and the ACA Exemptions it Licenses

Location: Feinstone Hall, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD


September 29, 2014

Bina Agarwal, PhD

Food Security and the Small Farmer: The Politics and Ethics of Voice and Choice

Time: 1:30-2:30p

Location: TBD

October 13, 2014

Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA

Location: TBD


October 27, 2014

Arthur Kleinman, MD, MA

Location: TBD


Save the Dates!  - More information will posted soon

  • November 10, 2014
  • November 24, 2014
  • December 8, 2014
  • January 12, 2015
  • January 26, 2015
  • February 9, 2015
  • February 23, 2015
  • March 9, 2015
  • March 23, 2015
  • April 13, 2015
  • April 27, 2015
  • May 11, 2015


Previous Seminars

September 9, 2013

Mark Barnes

Learning Bioethics from the HIV Epidemic in Africa [flyer]

September 23, 2013

Tim Pawlik

Disclosure of Medical Information to Patients: Risks, Errors, and Prognosis.  A Surgical Perspective [flyer]

October 14, 2013

Al Sommer, Jeff Kahn, Renee Boss

The SUPPORT Trial and Implications for the Ethics of Research [flyer]

October 28, 2013

Jackie Glover (Hutzler Rives)

The Cases that keep you up at night: Preserving personal and professional integrity [flyer]

November 11, 2013

Jack Schwartz

MOLST and End-of-Life Decision Making: A Useful Catalyst or Just Another Legal Headache? [flyer]

November 25, 2013

Ruth Faden, Dan Ford, and Members of the Lacks Family – David Lacks and Veronica Spencer

HeLa cells, the Lacks Family, and Whole Genome Sequencing:  A New Turn in the Ethics of Science?
Location: Feinstone Hall, E2030, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe  

December 9, 2013

Andrea Sutherland, MD, MSc, MPH

Introducing New Vaccines in India: Ethical Considerations in Advocacy and Policy

 *Unless otherwise noted

Winter/Spring 2014 Noontime Speaker Lineup

January 13, 2014 (Room: W3030)

Eric Juengst

Looking for Trouble: The Ethics of Opportunistic Genetic Screening in Adults

January 27, 2014

Lucy Savitz

Bioethics Issues in Delivery System Science

February 10, 2014

Helen Nissenbaum

Big Data’s End Run Around Anonymity and Consent

Presented by the Berman Institute and Hopkins InHealth
Cosponsors: Johns Hopkins Institute for Computational Medicine,
Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health and Information Technology (CPHIT)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Department of Health Policy & Management,
Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (JHUISI),
Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences: Department of Philosophy,
Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering: Department of Computer Science  

February 24, 2014

Sarah Shannon (Hutzler-Rives)

Disparate Views at the End of Life:  From Right to Die to Right to Live

March 10, 2014

Leslie Meltzer-Henry

Moral Gridlock: Conceptual Barriers to Compensation for Injured Research Subjects

March 24, 2014

David Groenfeldt

Toward An Ethical Response to the Water Crisis

April 14, 2014

Doug White

Conscientious Objection in Intensive Care Units

April 28, 2014

Diane Hoffman, Janyne Althaus

The Ethics of personal responsibility

May 12, 2014

Brad Malin

Data security and privacy