February 11, 2021

Less than a year after Penn President Amy Gutmann and Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Jonathan Moreno launched their book, “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America,” the world was taken by storm by COVID-19. On Feb. 11, 2021, the scholars joined virtually together on BlueJeans—with a Penn Alumni audience including renowned journalist Andrea Mitchell—to discuss an afterword they penned during the summer of 2020 for their book, which is now available in paperback. Gutmann and Moreno’s new addition, titled “Pandemic Ethics,” takes readers through the unique and staggering bioethical concerns that have bubbled since the very first sign of the novel coronavirus. Mitchell, a Penn alumna and emerita trustee, served as moderator for the hourlong Power of Penn event, which was livestreamed to nearly 2,000 households.

Penn Today news story.

See also President Gutmann’s Flickr gallery, Facebook page, and Instagram.