Hastings Center LogoThe Hastings Center is an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit bioethics research institute founded in 1969.

The Center's mission is to address fundamental ethical issues in the areas of health, medicine, and the environment as they affect individuals, communities, and societies.

To achieve this mission, the Center has established four goals:

  • To pursue interdisciplinary research and education that includes both theory and practice.
  • To engage a broad audience of thoughtful people in the work of the Center.
  • To collaborate with policy makers, in the private as well as the public sphere, to identify and analyze the ethical dimensions of their work.
  • To strengthen the international dimensions of the Center's work