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Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) Launches its third International Summer School (June 19-30), 2017

June 19, 2017 (New York, NY) - GBI is commencing its third annual International Bieothics Summer School, sponsored by Pace University's College of Health Professions and New York Medical College. Led by experts in the field of Bioethics, professionals and students will experience Global Bioethics, Human Rights & Public Policy in various forms such as film screenings, field [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Call for Abstracts: Age and Longevity in the 21st Century: Science, Policy, and Ethics

Manhattan, NYC | April 13-15,2018 For details, click here.  

By | June 8th, 2017|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Canada Today: End-of-Life Stories

In summary, this is a brief article consisting of multiple short stories. They particularly provide perspectives of patients in Canada who have faced end-of-life situations. Based on Catherine Porter’s article, there are various contextual motives behind these patients’ decisions to discontinue treatment or choose euthanasia. However, there is a common, general theme for such clinical [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

May 2017 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 [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|News-Letters|0 Comments

April 2017 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 | June 8th, 2017|News-Letters|0 Comments

March 2017 Newsletter

By | March 26th, 2017|News-Letters|0 Comments

February 2017 Newsletter

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The Future of Bioethics: Organ Transplantation, Genetic Testing, and Euthanasia

By Ana Lita When you think of bioethics, some of the first hot-button topics you may consider are organ transplantation, fertility and genetic engineering, and end-of-life-care. The Global Bioethics Initiative serves as a platform to address many bioethical questions and engages in public debates to develop resolutions to present and emerging issues. Dr. Ana Lita, founder of the [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

“Global Bioethics: An Introduction”- A Reflection on the Globalisation of Bioethics

By: Robyn Perry-Thomas Reaching a consensus on a comprehensive definition of global bioethics and its importance is surprisingly difficult. Yet, Professor Henk Ten Have has taken on this challenge, and much more, with ease, in his 2016 book- ‘Global Bioethics: An Introduction’1. In his book, Have approaches global bioethics in a stepwise manner. Medical ethics [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Using CRISPR for Human Gene Editing – NOT for Designing Babies

By: Ashwini Nagappan Recently, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine published a report on the use of CRISPR technology for gene editing. The need for such a report stems from the controversy of using CRISPR to prevent congenital diseases versus to allow for cosmetic enhancements. Additionally, there is a fear [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments