Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities


The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, in conjunction with the Northwestern Medicine community, sponsors many lectures and events during the academic year. Our field is interdisciplinary and, as a result, the topics explored in our events are very diverse.

View our up-to-date schedule of speakers and topics in our Events section.

The Montgomery Lecture Series

This series of lunchtime lectures is presented weekly throughout the academic year. Presenters are faculty in the Medical Humanities & Bioethics graduate program, CBMH members, and special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building. They are for students, faculty, and the general public. Lunch is provided. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery, PhD.

The Bresnahan Colloquium Series

A colloquium is an informal meeting for the exchange of views, usually led by a different person at each meeting. Ours are offered sporadically, typically as a way for outside guest to engage with our students and faculty. This series is named in honor of Emeritus Professor James F. Bresnahan, PhD and is open to all in the Northwestern community.

Center Talks

We host public lectures on a variety of topics related to bioethics and medical humanities. These talks are open to the Northwestern community.