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Former Graduate Fellow, Samantha Power, Named to Joint Appointment at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School

April 18, 2017

The Deans of Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School announced last week that former Graduate Fellow in Ethics and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017, Samantha Power, will serve as the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and as a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, effective immediately. Power was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School in 1998 and earned her J.D. in 1999 from the Law School.

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Letter from the Director

September 22, 2016 

Welcome to the 30th anniversary year of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. A little more than thirty years ago, Harvard President Derek Bok sought to draw medical ethics, legal ethics, and business ethics closer to the world of philosophy. In 1986, the Center for Ethics and the Professions was born. Nurtured by its Founding Director, Dennis Thompson, it grew to embrace ethics and public affairs broadly. Read more

For the Record

December 7, 2016

‘For the Record’ is a new feature where our Fellows-in-Residence have a chance to present some research ideas informally, reflect on their experience at the Center, or report on Center events.

This month’s post is from Samuel Moyn, Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law and Professor of History at Harvard University. Professor Moyn has written several books in the fields of human rights history and European intellectual history including The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History. Prof. Moyn is a Berggruen Fellow-in-Residence at the Center this year. Read more

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