2021 Ethics Forum
Friday, June 25, 2021
Please see the 2021 Ethics Forum Book for the complete schedule.
2021 Ethics Forum Book
About the Speaker
Joris Gielen, PhD.
Director and Associate Professor
Center for Global Health Ethics
Joris Gielen studied history, religious studies and theology at University of Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) in Belgium. He obtained his MA in History in 2001, MA in Religious Studies in 2002, and MA in Theology in 2003. In that year, he left for India to study Indian Philosophy and Religion at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, with a postgraduate scholarship of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). He obtained this MA in 2005. After his return to Belgium he began working on a doctoral dissertation on palliative care physicians' and nurses' ethical attitudes and religious beliefs at the end of life in Flanders (Belgium) and New Delhi (India). He defended this dissertation in 2010. From October 2010 until August 2014 he worked at the University of Leuven as a postdoctoral scholar with a postdoctoral fellowship of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). In August 2014 he became assistant professor at the Center for Global Health Ethics, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh (USA). He has been the Director of the Center since 2018. In his research, Joris Gielen focuses on religion and ethics in palliative care from a global perspective.