In keeping with the mission of the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice, a number of partnerships, memberships, and programs which have been established in effort to further community understanding and involvement in bioethics matters. Below is a description of some of the ongoing programs, and more information about current projects and events is available on the MSU Bioethics Blog.

Bioethics Public Seminar Series

This annual series hosts a variety of lecturers, from clinicians to medical researchers to philosophers, offering a broad range of relevant topics in bioethics. All events in this series are free and open to all individuals. For more information, visit the Public Seminar Series page (formerly known as the Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series). All lectures are also recorded and posted for viewing in our archive.

Bioethics for Breakfast

The Center, with the valued support of the law firm of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, coordinates a lecture and discussion series four times per year under the title “Bioethics for Breakfast” at the University Club of Michigan State University. This forum brings cutting-edge bioethics issues to the attention of policymakers. View the archived list of all Bioethics for Breakfast events to date.

Brews and Views

Brews and Views events are moderated discussions addressing fascinating and provocative areas of bioscience and engineering. The series is a collaboration between the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) and the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice that began in the fall of 2017. These casual discussions engage researchers and scholars in considering the implications of innovative biomedical research for patients, people, animals, and populations. View the archived list of all Brews and Views events to date.