Upcoming Events


4 Nov 2014
7th Annual GUMC Fall Convocation:
New and Emergging Perspectives on Mental Health

Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

13 Nov
2014 International Neuroethics Society ANNUAL MEETING

Washington, DC

13-15 Nov
AAAI Fall Symposium on The Nature of Humans and Machines
Washington, DC

26 Jan
BRAIN Gain? The Promise and Problems of Neuroscience and Need for Neuroethics

Arlington Central Library



(1) the study of neurological bases of moral cognition, sense and action

(2) the field of study that addresses the moral issues that arise in and from neuroscientific research and the clinical practices and social effects/implications that evolve from these investigations

(3) the reciprocal interaction(s) between neurological research/clinical practices and other ethically relevant areas of biomedical sciences (e.g. the effects/implications of genetic research on neurological care; use of nanotechnology in neurological research and practice, etc.)


Click here to listen to Dr. Giordano on the Diane Rehm show


Click the link below to view Dr. Giordano's comments in the International BusinessTimes
Could Shelley Sterling’s ‘Early Onset Dementia’ Claim Belong To A Greater Legal Strategy?

Dr. Giordano quoted in TNW article:
Identity crisis: Will genetic alterations modify human society?

Click the link below to read Dr. Giordano's interview with Cara Parks of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Science and Film Program
The Spark: Fantastic Voyage

Comment to “Bioethics Commission Releases First Neuroscience Report as Part of BRAIN Initiative: Calls for Explicit Integration of Ethics Throughout Neuroscience Research"

Prof James Giordano held on 19 December 2013 a guest lecture on the topic of Neuro Ethics for Bioengineers at Munich University of Applied Sciences
Department of Applied Sciences and Mechatronics. Click here for more information.

Please click below to view Dr. Giordano's recent interview
regarding the FDA's order to cease the sale of DNA tests.
Wall Street Journal Digital Network Interview

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at James Giordano, Ph.D., M.Phil. Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics spoke on "Neuroethics: Navigating the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Neuroscience." Click here for flyer for the event.

Georgetown University Graduate Liberal Studies Program invites you to mark your calendars for the lecture series Discoveries at the Leavey Center Faculty Club…
The first lecture of the year on Friday, October 25, by Dr. James Giordano, is "Brave New Brain" an exploration of cutting edge techniques, technologies, and current and future discoveries, applications – and ethical, legal and social implications – of brain research.  
The Reception starts at 6 PM followed by the lecture at 7 PM.

RSVP Required

AAAS symposium on neuroethics
co-sponsored by Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and Neuroethics Studies Program of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center

Read Dr. Giordano's comments
in recent Nature article:
US brain project puts focus on ethics: Unsettling research advances bring neuroethics to the fore

BioMed Central Online Podcast
Prof James Giordano is interviewed by Dr Sabina Alam, Editor-in-Chief of BMC Medicine about the ethics of global biomedical and biotechnological research, the relationship of the commercial and academic sectors, roles of journal editors in the ethical oversight of biomedical publishing, and current issues in neuroethics.

Read the transcript:
Listen to the podcast here:

Drs. James Giordano and Roland Benedikter win
2012 Klaus Reichert Award for Medicine and Philosophy

German Press Release:
Press Release Available Here!

9 February, 2013
National Science Foundation, Capital Area Skeptics
Predictive Neuroscience:
Facts, Fictions, and Fears of
Scanning Brains and Reading Minds

National Academy of Sciences
Science-Entertainment Exchange
James Giordano featured in Scientist Spotlight


SyndicatedNews.NET Radio Show
Click here to listen

Click here to see review of Prof. Giordano's book,
"Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics"

America's Radio News Network, he talked about groundbreaking developments in the use of brain-controlled devices, or "neuroprosthetics." Click below to listen.

Click here to see Prof. Giordano's comments in:
Can Science Explain a Killing Spree? Nature News Blog

James Giordano, PhD is a recipient of a
J. William Fulbright Senior Fellowship Award.

As a Fulbright awardee, Prof. Giordano spent four months from November 2011-February 2012 at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU), in Munich, Germany, working on a project entitled Integrating Neuroscience, Ethics, Legal and Social Issues (NELSI) in Programs of Science and Technology Education and Training.





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