IU Center for Bioethics launches spring seminar series Jan. 16

January 15, 2015

As part of its ongoing commitment to studying ethical issues in international health and research, the IU Center for Bioethics will convene an eight-part seminar series on Global Bioethics starting Jan. 16.

The first session, “Introduction to Global Bioethics,” will be led by Eric Meslin, Ph.D., director of the IU Center for Bioethics. Each session will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Health Information and Translational Sciences Building, Room 3139.

Additional sessions are scheduled Jan. 30; Feb. 6 and 20; March 6 and 27; and April 10 and 24. Session leaders will include: 

  • Fran Quigley, JD, Clinical Professor of Law and founder of the Health and Human Rights Clinic at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
  • Bill Schneider, Ph.D., professor of history and Director of the Medical Humanities at the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
  •  Nic Terry, LLM, Hall Render Professor of Law and co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
  •  Ian S. McIntosh, Ph.D., director of International Partnerships in the IUPUI  the Office of International Affairs and associate director of the Confucius Institute at IUPUI.

The series aims to provide a venue for in-depth discussion of emerging (and persistent) ethical issues in global health and identify gaps in knowledge and practice that present opportunities for research and collaboration. Discussions will draw upon academic literature, issues in the media and topics emerging on the ground. The series is aimed at faculty and affiliates of AMPATH and the IU Center for Global Health; of the Office of International Affairs; of the IUSM IRB and Research Administration offices; and faculty or students with an interest in international health ethics.

Each seminar will be moderated by an expert IU faculty member. Those who are unable to attend in person may access all seminars and resources via archive at the IU Center for Bioethics website. The site will also provide access to a livestream of the presentations.

This event is presented in partnership with the IUPUI Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program; the IU Hall Center for Law and Health; the IUPUI Office of International Affairs and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.