JPE 600 and 610

Additional sessions will be added throughout the year. Scroll down or click on a course/session title for details.

JPE 600 Course

JPE 600 introduces students to the foundations of ethical reflection in which they will engage throughout the course of their graduate careers. Working within an interdisciplinary context, after participation in this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and give examples of ethical reasoning in daily life;
  • Differentiate ethical issues from issues of law, regulation, or policy;
  • Identify, assess, and address ethical issues as they arise in the context of research, scholarship, and teaching;
  • Locate resources (local, institutional, regional, and national) for enhancing and preserving scholarly integrity through research, scholarship, and teaching.

 JPE 610: Educational Sessions, Spring 2019

Events are added to the table below as information becomes available. Check back often for updates and new opportunities.






Mar 4 / 3:00-4:00pm
White Hall 206 Sexual Harrasment & Classroom/Workplace Ethics
In the past year, #MeToo and other similar movements have placed a spotlight on the issue of sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace; the academic environment has not been immune to allegations. Graduate students, who play dual roles as student and university employee, face numerous challenges as it relates to sexual harassment given their unique position in the academic setting. In this interactive presentation, which will feature videos and case studies, we will provide an overview of what constitutes sexual harassment and the obligations that graduate students may have to combat it in their academic settings; the legal and regulatory trends that are starting to emerge regarding Title IX compliance; and resources available to those impacted by sexual harassment.
Mar 6 / 2:30pm-4:30pm
Claudia Nance Rollins Building | Rollins School of Public Health
Room 100


Religion, Ethical Complexities, and the CHAMPS Project:
Is Life or Death the Priority?
Emory’s Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) program is currently active in seven countries across the globe with plans to expand to more countries in the coming decade. By identifying the primary causes of childhood death, CHAMPS sites can work with in-country partners to develop national-level, regional, and local policies and initiatives to address those causes. To determine the causes of death, program staff gather tissue and fluid samples from the bodies of children who have died. For some of the community members where CHAMPS works, this procedure conflicts with deeply-held religious and cultural beliefs regarding death and practices for burial.
The presentation will examine the ways in which such conflicts are being handled. First, staff from the CHAMPS program office here at Emory will discuss CHAMPS goals, objectives, and activities. Next, CHAMPS staff and the audience will work through real-life examples from various CHAMPS country sites where in-country staff are negotiating these issues and working to find common ground. Finally, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and offer their own perspectives in a group discussion on these complex and potentially contentious issues.
Mar 27/ 1:30pm-3:30pm
Ackerman Hall, Michael C. Carlos Museum

Ethical Decision-making in the Conservation Treatment of Cultural Property

Conservators work with institutions and private collectors to promote the long-term preservation of cultural property, ranging from ancient artifacts to modern artworks. Conservation treatment decisions are guided by a professional code of ethics and are informed by the specific circumstances of each object. This presentation will begin by considering the American Institute for Conservation’s Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Break-out groups will examine decisions made in the stabilization of mummified human remains, reconstruction of archaeological fragments, and cleaning of “ethnographic” jewelry on display in the Carlos Museum galleries. Participants will exchange observations on these examples as part of a larger discussion about conservation treatment for display.
Space is limited. RSVP at this link: 
Apr 4 / 3:30-5:00pm
White Hall 208
The Use of Animals in Biomedical Research: Ethical and Practical Considerations
  • Dr. Denyse Levesque
Dr. Denyse Levesque has 30 years of experience in Laboratory Animal medicine and Biomedical Research. She is a clinical veterinarian at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center since 1996 .  Before that she worked in England (Oxford University) and Canada (Laval University) . From this experience, she knows a variety of international rules and regulations involved in the use of animals in biomedical research. She has been a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at Emory since 1997 and is the Vice-Chair of the Committee since 2000. She is the lead veterinarian for the rodent research facilities at Yerkes since 1999 and she is the Associate Director of the Emory-Yerkes Residency Training Program in Laboratory Animal medicine since 2009.
Apr 15 /12-1:30pm
Jones Room, RM 311, Woodruff Library
Performance, Race, and Gun Culture in the U.S. 
(JWJI Race & Difference Colloquium)
The everyday influence of firearms and the increasing polarization of opinions on gun rights between gun owners and non-gun owners is such that even the term “gun culture” is controversial. But the United States as a whole is saturated with guns, practically and imaginatively. It is a society whose public life is compromised by the ubiquity of firearms, whose history is rooted in gun violence, and whose entertainment continues to mine both the present and the past for romanticized representations of gun use. In this Race and Difference Colloquium talk, Lindsay Livingston will discuss the history of anti-blackness that underpins gun laws in the U.S., the ways that performance has influenced gun culture, and how the right to bear arms is and always has been conditioned on proximity to whiteness. 
Apr 17 / 4:00pm Health Sciences Research Building Centennial Lecture Series: Dr. Maria Carrillo
  • Dr. Maria Carrillo
The Laney Graduate School cordially invites you to participate in a series of insightful conversations led by some of academia’s most prominent influences. The Centennial Lecture Series explores the impact and significance of graduate education and research from an interdisciplinary lens. 
Our first installment will be led by Dr. Maria Carrillo, Chief Science Officer of the Alzheimer’s Association.
As chief science officer, Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D., sets the strategic vision for the Alzheimer’s Association global research program. Under her leadership, the Association is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research and an internationally recognized pioneer in convening the dementia science community to accelerate the field. As a noted public speaker, Dr. Carrillo plays an instrumental role in the Association’s efforts to lobby both the public and private sectors for increased funding for the disease.
Dr. Carrillo has published extensively on early diagnosis and biomarker standardization efforts, as well as on the global challenges to progress for research in Alzheimer’s and dementia. She is a co-author of the “Appropriate Use Criteria for Amyloid Imaging,” published by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and the Alzheimer’s Association. 

As an internationally respected Alzheimer’s expert, Dr. Carrillo has been featured in numerous international media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine and “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.” She sits on the governing board of the Global Brain Health Institute and is on the advisory committee for the World Health Organization Dementia Setting Priorities & Portfolio Analysis. Dr. Carrillo also is a member of the American Heart Association’s research committee