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July 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 schools on global bioethics, GBI seeks to keep the international community, policy decision-makers, the media, and the general public aware of important bioethical issues [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|News-Letters|0 Comments

“Honoring Stories of Illness” – Discussion with Dr. Rita Charon, Narrative Medicine Expert

On July 21, 2016, Dr. Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University lectured for GBI summer school participants and guests on the principles underlying narrative medicine and the methods employed to help doctors recognize patients and diseases, convey knowledge, and accompany patients through the ordeals of illness. Learn more [...]

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

Summer program participants’ testimonials, Manhattan, July 11-22, 2016

In just the first week of the course, I’ve been exposed to world-class thought leaders speaking on critically emerging ethical issues of global impact in ways that transform hypothetical case studies to real-world dilemmas. Nowhere else could I have had the opportunity to engage in provocative dialogue with the Board President of Doctors Without [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments

Bioethics after Brexit

By Jonathan D. Moreno It is too soon to know how the crisis that has been created by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union will play out. But it is worth considering that the field of bioethics has a grave stake in the outcome. Modern bioethics is to a great extent a product of [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments

June 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 schools on global bioethics, GBI seeks to keep the international community, policy decision-makers, the media, and the general public aware of important bioethical issues [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|News-Letters|1 Comment

Once-Celebrated Surgeon Investigated for Manslaughter

By Genevieve Lewis Once a world renowned and celebrated surgeon, Dr. Paolo Macchiarini (MD, PhD), is being investigated by Swedish prosecutors for the manslaughter of two patients, and two possible counts of causing bodily harm. Dr. Macchiarini became high-demand when he performed the first airway transplant with a team in Barcelona, Spain in 2008 using [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments

Orlando Massacre Signals a Public Health Crisis

By Genevieve Lewis On June 12th, the worst mass shooting in American history occurred at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and injuring another 53. In light of this recent tragedy, the American Medical Association (AMA) declared gun violence a “public health crisis.” The president of the AMA, Dr. Steven J. [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments

Supreme Court’s Texas Decision is the Greatest Victory for Abortion Rights Since Roe vs. Wade

By Conor Bryant In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Texas Law HB2 was unconstitutional and “places a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a previability abortion,” and that it “constitutes an undue burden on abortion access.” Texas Law’s House Bill 2 (HB2) requires abortion providers meet the same [...]

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

Scholarship competition for Dubrovnik International Bioethics Summer School (DIBSS), 2016

We encourage interested participants to compete for a scholarship to the Dubrovnik International Summer School (DIBSS) in Croatia to study bioethics this summer! The Dubrovnik International Bioethics Summer School in Croatia is offering partial scholarships to learn more about bioethical problems in the context of emerging global society over the summer. COMPETE NOW

By | June 24th, 2016|News-Articles|5 Comments

China Still Harvesting Organs from Prisoners at a Massive Scale

By Conor Bryant A new report claims that China is still engaged in the widespread and systematic harvesting of organs from prisoners, and says that people whose views conflict with the ruling Chinese Communist Party are being murdered for their organs. Former Canadian lawmaker David Kilgour, human rights lawyer David Matas, and journalist Ethan Gutmann [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment