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Groundbreaking Events

The activities of the Institute for Practical Ethics center on increasing the amount of ethical research and deliberation on campus. To this end, activities include high visibility international speakers and conferences on issues of global concern, as well as focused working-group meetings and presentations for our multiple research groups.


Sept. 29
Five-Year Celebration and Social

Oct. 14 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Data Analytic Working Group: Janaki Srinivasan, “The Political Lives of Information: Information and the Production of Development in India”

Oct. 19 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Atkinson Pavilion at the UC San Diego Faculty Club
2022 annual keynote featuring guest Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University, “Funding Matters”
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Oct. 27 | 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunchtime Workshop Series: Fernando Aguiar, Practical Ethics visiting scholar, “The Moral Value of Effort: Freedom, Responsibility and Human Enhancement”

Nov. 3 | 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunchtime Workshop Series: Craig Callender, Practical Ethics co-director, “When Are Bans on Research (Funding) Okay?”

Nov. 8 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Role of Conscience in the Practice of Medicine and the Rule of Law conference

Dec. 1 | 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunchtime Workshop Series: Zinhle Mncube, Practical Ethics postdoctoral scholar, “Are Race-Inclusive Kidney Function Estimating Equations Adequate for Individualised Therapeutic Prediction?”

Dec. 8 | 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Institute for Practical Ethics social lunch


Several Institute for Practical Ethics events are by invitation only. Please contact to inquire about a specific event.

Biomedical Ethics Seminars

The Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series sponsors one speaker a month and is held at the UC San Diego School of Medicine for faculty, staff and students.