No Justice, No Peace

May 7, 2015

Berman Institute Director, Ruth Faden writes “Until our cities become at least minimally just places for all children to grow up, there will be no peace.”

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Social Justice & “Selma”

January 16, 2015

The focused civil rights tale “Selma” is an important reminder of the systematic injustice and brutal violence of America’s historical race relations.

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The Berman Institute’s public health ethics scholars address the most asked and most difficult questions of the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

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Sierra Leone On “Lockdown”

September 19, 2014

As the nation implements a complete shutdown in effort to stop the spread of Ebola, Ruth Faden reflects on disaster planning for the most vulnerable.

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The Berman Institute marks a milestone with the installation of Ruth R. Faden as the inaugural Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director

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Consent Required?

May 15, 2014

Berman Institute scholars are leading the debate on the future of ethical informed consent in the pages of the New England Journal of Medicine, including a challenge from a Hopkins undergraduate student.

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Leading bioethicists including our Ruth Faden and Nancy Kass argue that under the right conditions, full informed consent is not ethically required.

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Experts have been speaking out this week against US govt-sanctioned force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay Prison and elsewhere. Berman Institute faculty members have joined the call

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