If you are passionate about such pressing issues as research ethics and the use of human subjects; genetic engineering and designer babies; reproductive rights and the impact of assisted reproductive technologies; aging and life extension; international health disparities; ethics of organ transplantation; universal health care access, and area-wide infectious diseases, the NYC summer school program might be the right fit for you. ​The program includes​ lectures/seminars field trips, film screenings, networking events with guest speakers open to the public.


The summer school's lectures cover a wide range of topics and are designed to address issues of global ethical significance as well as to suggest a variety of potential solutions, and pave the way for concrete action initiated by our participants when they return to their home countries. The experts invited to lecture will also help prioritize which specific areas need research and investment, and what mechanisms, tools, and policies should be implemented for problem solving.


With a distinguished faculty roster, composed of bioethicists, philosophers, lawyers, policy-makers, activists, transplant surgeons, researchers, and practitioners with national and international experience, summer school participants will have access to some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts. Faculty includes full professors at medical schools, CEOs, and presidents of well-respected international not-for-profit organizations, as well as people who serve on influential international and national boards such as the WHO, the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee, the United States Senate Sub-Committee on Aging, and the United Network for Organ Sharing, among others. 


Participants do not need any educational background in bioethics. We welcome students, as well as professionals in international agencies and health-related industries, policymakers, journalists, activists, academics, lawyers, biomedical engineers, international agencies and health-related industries.


The two week program is comprised of lectures/seminars, field trips, film screenings, a final mini-conference for participants and a public networking event with guest speakers. Graduate certificates and partial scholarships are available. The application deadline is July 15.  Early registration fees range from $950 (students) to $1150 (professionals).


We welcome students to intern with us to actively participate in our programs, gain practical skills in organizing events, a greater understanding of the daily running of an NGO, and to have the opportunity to work alongside international organizations, including the UN and its agencies. We accommodate university/departmental requirements to receive internship school credit.

Visit website: www.summerschool.globalbioethics.org 

Ana Lita PhD, Executive Director
Global Bioethics Initiative
777 UN Plaza, 5th Floor
New York NY 10017

www.summerschool.glob albioethics.org