Informing public discussion
Policy-relevant academic research should have a bearing on policy discussions. It is the mission of the Rock Ethics Institute to ensure this happens. For example, climate change is having -- and will continue to have -- profound effects on global health. The Institute and its collaborators address important questions of climate ethics in their White Paper on the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change , which they have brought to the attention of policymakers at regional, national, and international levels.
Bioethics faculty are regularly called upon to participate in policy discussions, and have participate in meetings held at or under the auspices of the National Academies in Washington, D.C., the Defense Health Board, the World Health Organization, and the South Centre in Geneva (among others).