Lectures & Series
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.
- 2021 Health and Human Rights Lecture
The Impact of COVID-19 on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
- 2020 Health and Human Rights Lecture
How Pandemics Show Us Who We Are: Race and Risk in the United States
- Past Lectures
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, email@example.com, 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
- 3rd Annual UNC Philosophy and Psychiatry Conference: March 25th, 2023
The Scientific, Ethical and Policy Dimensions of Suicide Prevention.Topic: Scientific, Ethical and Policy Dimensions of Suicide Prevention
Speakers: Patrick Sullivan (UNC), Amy Johnson (UNC), Brent Kious (Utah), and Marie Nicolini (UT Southwestern)
- Agency as a Framework for Thinking of Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Adina L. Roskies
- 2nd Annual UNC Philosophy and Psychiatry Conference: April 30, 2022
The Future of Human Nature: Transhumanism, Dehumanization and Virtual Worlds.
- Moral Memories and the Self
Felipe De Brigard
- The Virtue of Being Nonjudgmental
- Exploring Non-Voluntary ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy): Ethical Considerations
Ana S. Iltis
- Ethical and Social Issus in Frontotemporal Dementia.
- Honesty: Exploring the Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue.