Graduations always signify turning points; we’re so glad that our participants spent these past few weeks with us, and we hope they have learned a lot! We know we have! It is our hope that our students will take what they have learned through our summer program and apply it to their future endeavors, whatever they are. We also hope that we have inspired all of them to think creatively, consider all sides of an issue, and become more aware of the many bioethical issues that are part of our everyday lives.

We would like to thank especially the notable professors and professionals who have donated their time, energy, talents, and scholarship. We know how busy their schedules are so we truly appreciate them taking time out of their summer to come and lecture at our bioethics school. Many thanks to our President Dr. Charles Debrovner, our GBI board members, and of course, to the bright participants! We hope our paths will cross in the future as we all embark on our own journeys in the ever-expanding field of bioethics.


“The summer school was an incredible experience. Access to such esteemed lecturers in an intimate setting was something I couldn’t have gotten in any other program. Thanks to GBI for an amazing five weeks!” – Margaret Sport, Colorado College

“I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my first summer working in New York City. I truly enjoyed participating in the Summer School, as well as working as an intern and learning the behind the scenes operations of a non-governmental organization.” -Agata Ferretti, Universita Degli Studi of Milan

“Thank you very much for the opportunity to not only work as an intern but be a part of the summer school program. It was a wondering unique experience, and I have learned so much! It is an honor to be a part of GBI, and I hope GBI becomes even bigger in the coming years.” – Grace Kim, Arizona State University

“Being a Global Bioethics Intern and a GBI Summer School student opened my eyes to many bioethical issues this summer. By discussing bioethical issues with summer school participants from around the world, I was able to understand more deeply different points of view in bioethics. I will take the knowledge I have gained this summer and apply it to my future studies and career.” – Jessica Haushalter, Vanderbilt University Law School

“Attending the GBI Summer School was a once in a lifetime opportunity! The lectures were fascinating and I loved how much I learned about how bioethics applies to the real world. I also loved the camaraderie that was formed as the class got to know each other over the course of the five weeks.” – Eija Lindroos, University of Turku

“I am so grateful for having the chance to participate in the Global Bioethics Initiative International Summer School as a GBI intern. Not only was I able to learn more directly about bioethical issues that I had previously learned about in college classes, but I was able to make contacts with professors and industry leaders that will be so valuable in the future.” – Remy Servis, Washington University in St. Louis.

The Opening Reception of the Manhattan International Bioethics Summer School 2015 was held at the Bohemian National Hall | June 16, 2015 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Check out this video from the opening reception for Summer School Program on Global Bioethics back in June!