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International Bioethics Summer School, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dates: TBD, 2017 For details, click here.

By | June 1st, 2016|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

America’s Opioid Epidemic and its Impact on Organ Donations

By Aidan Appleby With 121,000 people in the U.S. actively awaiting organs, an increase in the number of organ donations could not have come at a better time. Unfortunately, the reason more organs are becoming available is because of a drug epidemic. According to the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), the number of [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments

International Bioethics Summer School, Manhattan, NYC

June 19 - 30, 2017 For details, click here.

By | June 1st, 2016|Upcoming Events|2 Comments

Scarcity and Poverty Make Iraqi Families Sell Organs to Survive

By Princess Chukwuneke According to the 2014 World Bank statistics, about 22.5% of Iraq’s population of 30 million live in severe poverty. Breadwinners do not earn enough to pay for rent, healthcare, or the needs of their children. Being proud, many Iraqi families refuse to beg for food. As a desperate solution, they turn instead to [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|News-Articles|2 Comments

Russian Courts Ruled to Uphold Presumed Consent in Organ Donations

By Maria Coluccio Last month, the Russian Constitutional Court published a ruling that upheld the legality of harvesting organs from a cadaver without the family’s permission. The ruling was a response to a lawsuit over the harvesting of a deceased Moscow student’s organs without the family’s consent. Alina Sablina was killed in a car accident [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments

April 2016 Newsletter

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is dedicated to fostering public awareness and understanding of bioethical issues, and to exploring solutions to bioethical challenges. Through its events and activities, which include annual summer school programs on global bioethics, GBI seeks to keep the international community, policy decision-makers, the media, and the general public informed and aware of [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|News-Letters|0 Comments

April 2016 Newsletter

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is dedicated to fostering public awareness and understanding of bioethical issues, and to exploring solutions to bioethical challenges. Through its events and activities, which include annual summer school programs on global bioethics, GBI seeks to keep the international community, policy decision-makers, the media, and the general public informed and aware of [...]

By | April 30th, 2016|Featured|1 Comment

March 2016 Newsletter

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is dedicated to fostering public awareness and understanding of bioethical issues, and to exploring solutions to bioethical challenges. Through its events and activities, which include annual summer school programs on global bioethics, GBI seeks to keep the international community, policy decision-makers, the media, and the general public informed and aware of [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|News-Letters|0 Comments

February 2016 Newsletter

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is dedicated to fostering public awareness and understanding of bioethical issues, and to exploring solutions to bioethical challenges. Through its events and activities, which include an annual Summer School on Global Bioethics, GBI seeks to keep the international community, policy decision-makers, the media, and the general public informed and aware of [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|News-Letters|0 Comments

Dr. John Lawrence will lecture on the Medical Crisis in Syria at our summer school in Manhattan

Perspectives from Working with Doctors Without Borders On October 2nd, 2013, over 200 University of Iowa Students, Faculty and Community members gathered to learn about the medical situation in Syria during the war. Dr. John Lawrence was invited to speak about his recent surgical mission in Syria with Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments