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The Lunch Talk, titled "Why the World Needs Bioethics and Why Bioethics Needs the World," held on January 10, 2024, from 1 to 2 pm, served as a significant academic discourse event. Professor Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, delivered a thought-provoking address during this one-hour hybrid session. The in-person segment took place at the Auditorium TJ Danaraj, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya.

This distinguished event was honored by the presence of Prof Dato Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman and Prof. Dr. Jeremy Sugarman, both Co-Principal Investigators for the NIH grant (IF053-2018) collaborative project between Universiti Malaya (UM) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Professor Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, renowned in the field of bioethics, shared his insights, enriching the audience's understanding of the critical relationship between bioethics and global challenges. The talk not only captivated the distinguished attendees but also led to an engaging and intellectually stimulating discussion.

The event's success lies in its ability to provide participants with a comprehensive perspective on the role of bioethics in addressing contemporary global issues. The captivating discourse facilitated by Professor Dr. Kahn contributed significantly to the audience's knowledge and understanding.

We extend our sincere appreciation to Professor Dr. Jeffrey Kahn for his invaluable contribution and express gratitude to Prof Dato Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman and Prof. Dr. Jeremy Sugarman for gracing the occasion with their distinguished presence. This Lunch Talk marks the commencement of a series of intellectually stimulating events designed to advance knowledge and research within our academic community for this year.