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The UNC Center for Bioethics sponsors or co-sponsors six regular annual series of events designed to advance the interdisciplinary discussion of bioethical issues. These include two major annual lectureships and four monthly seminar series.

The Health and Human Rights Lecture

In collaboration with the UNC Department of Public Policy, the Center for Bioethics inaugurated in 2012 an annual lecture series to bring an important speaker to campus to address health policy and health care issues from a human rights perspective.

Transplant Ethics Conference Series

In collaboration with the UNC Health System Transplant Service, the Center for Bioethics co-sponsors six seminars each year devoted to ethical issues in the procurement, allocation and transplantation of human organs.

Bioethics at UNC Faculty Seminar

Across UNC, the bioethics @ UNC faculty interest group provides a forum for the Center’s closest circle of collaborators across the campus. The group, often referred to as “BUNC,”  includes the Center’s core faculty, faculty associates, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and faculty from other departments with bioethics research interests. The group predates the 2010 launch of the Center in hosting regular meetings to discuss research in progress and generate new collaborations.

The Carolina Seminar on Philosophy, Ethics, and Mental Health

The Carolina Seminar on Philosophy, Ethics, and Mental Health is a forum for building community, enriching education, and promoting research at the intersection of Philosophy, Ethics, and Mental Health. This speaker series aims to build upon and expand the existing community of collaboration that has been developed by the UNC Philosophy and Psychiatry Research Group. We encourage jargon-free and supportive discussions that will be accessible to participants with serious interest in the topics but come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Invited speakers in the series present a work-in-progress or recently published paper that is the basis for a new project. The seminars aim to provide the speakers with feedback on their current research projects. At least half of each meeting is devoted to Q&A and general discussion. This series will consist of six speakers each academic year.

Please contact Dan Moseley,, for more information. These events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Support from Carolina Seminars, the UNC Center for Bioethics, and the Departments of Philosophy & Psychiatry