Ibrahim Garba, M.A., J.D., LL.M.
Ibrahim Garba is a Fellow at the Indiana University Center for Bioethics where his current research and writing focuses on ethical issues related to predictive health and genomic medicine. He is interested in assessing the utility and limits of human rights theory as a framework for analyzing issues in bioethics and public health. He received an M.A. Philosophy from Baylor University and a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School. He is an LL.M. candidate in international human rights at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. His thesis analyzes the concept of peoples’ rights in international law, particularly in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. In the fall of 2010, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where his responsibilities included work with the Public Health Ethics Unit. He has taught college philosophy and ethics in the United States, and secondary school English and Literature in his home country, Nigeria. His research in international development in Africa (Zimbabwe and Zambia, especially) has focused his interests in international research ethics.