The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics seeks to strengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to foster sound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share the work of our community in the public interest. 

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Upcoming Events

2021 Apr 20

Free Speech & Mutual Respect: How Can We Have Dialogue across Difference

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Zoom webinar

Join First Amendment experts Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and attorney Emerson Sykes for a deep dive on the topic of Free Speech and Mutual Respect: How can we have dialogue across difference. The conversation will be co-moderated by Free Speech scholar and Fellow-in-Residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Sigal Ben-Porath, and Harvard’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sherri Ann Charleston.

The Community Dialogue Series is a University-wide initiative that brings together experts from different viewpoints to discuss critical issues in productive ways.

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Statement on Anti-Asian Violence in Atlanta

March 19, 2021

On the evening of Tuesday, March 16, eight people were shot and killed in targeted attacks in massage parlors in Atlanta. Six of the victims were of Asian descent; seven of the victims were women. We mourn those who lost their lives to this racist violence, and hold their families and friends in our hearts during this painful time.

Mass shootings are far too common in the United States, and so is anti-Asian racism. These forms of violence are a scourge on our society. The Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has experienced increased levels of...

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