Revised 2020 Summer Program Design


July 7 - 31, 2020

Week 1: Foundational lectures

Weeks 2 - 4:  Seminars and lectures on specific topics in bioethics (below)

Program Fees

$1,400 Undergraduates

$1,500 Graduate Students

$1,600 Young Professionals

$2,100 Professionals

Program Design

The program will be offered asynchronously: lectures will be loaded in advance, and each week our faculty will interact with students in online discussion forums. The program will have a strong focus on (but not limited to) the coronavirus. Readings will be provided in advance.  

Seminars (Mini courses)

Syllabi and readings will be available in advance. Seminar lectures will be released on Sunday nights, and students will post responses to discussion forums by Tuesday at 5 pm EST. Seminar leaders will facilitate these online discussions.  Readings will largely be limited to 20 pages/week/seminar. Students are expected to complete readings and participate in discussion forums.  We recommend that students sign up for 2-4 seminars based on their workload;  participants with part-time jobs or other responsibilities will prefer 2;  participants taking the program “full-time” should be comfortable with 3 or 4.

Seminars will include:

Clinical Ethics                                  

Ethics of Climate Change                                           

Bioethics & Law                                            

Ethics of Global Health

Policy Analysis for Bioethicists    

Ethics of Public Health                                 

Research Ethics

Ethics of Emergency Medicine                                                 


Ethics of Technology                                    

Ethics of Psychiatry

Animal Ethics Through a One Health Perspective​

Please visit this link for seminar descriptions.


Lectures will include a wide range of topics, such as:

Triage Ethics

Pediatric Ethics

Medical Humanities

Moral Distress


Ethics Related to the Care of Transgender Patients

Social Justice

Ethics Related to the Care of People with Disabilities

* The website will continue to be updated as our revised program is redefined.