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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. Thanks to the generosity of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics is now able to engage comprehensively with issues of ethics pedagogy and research on the Harvard campus and beyond. Read more

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