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GBI Granted Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

We are pleased to inform you that Global Bioethics Initiative has been granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the United Nations' central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development. It serves as the main mechanism for the activities of the United Nations system, and facilitates collaboration between [...]

By | July 27th, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments

Thailand Surrogate Women Against Homosexual Couples Having Babies

By Agata Ferretti In Thailand, a homosexual couple is embroiled in a legal battle with the Thai government. The couple wants to leave the country with their surrogate baby daughter, because the surrogate mother, who is not biologically related to the child, is refusing to give the couple the child because she claims that she [...]

By | July 22nd, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments

Summer School on Bioethics 2015, a Smashing Success!

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 [...]

By | July 21st, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments

Israel Unveils Progressive Compensation Program for Organ Donors

By Remy Servis In Israel, like in many other countries around the world, the sale of organs for transplantation is illegal. However, a new policy established this week by the National Transplant Center-- an organization formed by Israel’s Ministry of Health in 1994-- guarantees that donors will still be protected and compensated for their contributions. [...]

By | July 21st, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments

Planned Parenthood and the ‘Aborted Tissue’ Scandal

By Agata Ferretti This week, Planned Parenthood shot into the spotlight to become one of the most scrutinized groups in America. On July 14th 2015, the anti-abortion group The Center for Medical Progress posted a long version of a conversation between a Planned Parenthood executive and undercover actors on YouTube about the “special methods” used [...]

By | July 20th, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments

United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and the Ethical Challenges of Ebola Intervention

By Remy Servis UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) is the first-ever UN emergency health mission. It was assembled in mid-September 2014 in response to the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The mission’s main objectives were to help treat those already infected (by providing medical, financial, and administrative support to countries in need), [...]

By | July 20th, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments

Ebola Claims Another Victim in Sierra Leone

By Kaitlyn Schaeffer This week, a nurse who volunteered with the charity International Medical Corps succumbed to Ebola yesterday in Sierra Leone. She worked at a treatment facility in Kambia, a coastal district that boarders Guinea. In this location, flare-ups of Ebola are still common, and experts warn that the virus is no longer contained [...]

By | July 16th, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments

Summer School Update

"In the past couple of weeks, those of us who are students at the Global Bioethics Initiative Summer School have learned quite a lot about different bioethical issues. Two lecturers that really made the students think were Dr. James Hughes and Dr. Joseph Fins. Dr. Hughes presented on the Ethics of Life Extension and discussed [...]

By | July 13th, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments

GBI Becomes a Member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

We are happy to announce that we are now a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). The UNAI is an initiative operating within the United Nations that promotes partnership among higher education and research institutions and the UN itself. Founded in 2010 by current UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UNAI now has over [...]

By | July 13th, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments

For Life Saving Drugs, How Much is Too Much?

By Remy Servis A recent article in US News and World Report has brought to light the true costs of increasingly expensive drugs and other pharmaceutical products that are meant for consumers with some of the most complex and serious chronic diseases in our world. This comes against the backdrop of the June FDA announcement [...]

By | July 9th, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments