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Hiring: Assistant Professor

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The Center for Bioethics and Social Justice is now accepting applications for an assistant professor-tenure system position. The successful applicant’s duties will be based on an effort distribution that includes research, teaching, and outreach/service. Review of applications begins on October 3, 2022. Visit posting 804499 at careers.msu.edu for full details and to apply.

New book from Leonard Fleck available for free through August 26: ‘Bioethics, Public Reason, and Religion’

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Published this month by Cambridge University Press as part of the Cambridge Elements Bioethics and Neuroethics series, Bioethics, Public Reason, and Religion by Leonard M. Fleck is available to read online for free until August 26.

“Given the United States Supreme Court Dobbs decision, this volume is especially timely since it is doubtful that the Dobbs decision could pass the public reason test—though readers are free to disagree with that conclusion,” said Fleck. Visit our blog to learn more.

Association of Bioethics Program Directors publish statement: "Bioethics Guidance for the Post-Dobbs Landscape"

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The Association of Bioethics Program Directors (ABPD) has published the statement "Bioethics Guidance for the Post-Dobbs Landscape," offering healthcare ethics guidelines for health care providers, budgets, and policymakers moving forward in a post-Dobbs landscape, cross-referenced with some of the relevant expected harms and patients' needs. Center Director Sean Valles is among the co-authors of this statement. The ABPD comprises the leadership of nearly 100 academic bioethics programs at medical centers and universities across North America. Visit their website to read the full statement.

New Hastings Center special report on anti-Black racism in bioethics

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The Hastings Center has published a special report on "A Critical Moment in Bioethics: Reckoning with Anti‐Black Racism through Intergenerational Dialogue." The report includes contributions from Center faculty Jennifer McCurdy, PhD, Libby Bogdan-Lovis, and Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD. One of the editors of the report, Faith Fletcher, PhD, MA, is an alumna of our former MA program in Bioethics, Humanities, and Society. Visit our blog to learn more.