Join us virtually for the annual ethics lecture: Social Injustice and COVID-19 Vaccines, Professor Ruth Faden, Founder, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Philip Franklin Wagley Professor, on January 29, 2021, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Abstract: What makes structural injustice structural? Building on her recent book, Structural Injustice with Madison Powers, Ruth Faden explores this question by examining the kinds of impacts, the kinds of social structures and the kinds of groups that matter on their theory of structural injustice. She then discusses how questions of equity and structural injustice are making their way (or not) in global and national plans for the allocation and prioritization of COVID-19 vaccines in the pandemic.
Professor Ruth Faden is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and its director from 1995 until 2016. She is also the Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics. Her research focuses on structural injustice theory and public policy. Currently, Professor Faden is working at the intersection of structural justice and the COVID-19 response, primarily in vaccine allocation and prioritization, and K-12 education.
The Zoom link to the lecture will be sent out to all registrants the week before the lecture.