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 Oct 22

Ethics in Your World with Myisha Cherry

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store Virtual Events

Myisha Cherry will discuss her new book, The Case for Rage: Why Anger Is Essential to Anti-Racist Struggle, in conversation with Jason Reynolds.

Myisha Cherry is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. Her research is primarily concerned with the role of emotions and attitudes in public life. Cherry’s books include UnMuted: Conversations on Prejudice, Oppression, and Social Justic" (Oxford University Press) and, co-edited with Owen Flanagan, The Moral Psychology of Anger (...

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2021 Nov 12

Ethics in Your World with Deva Woodly

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store Virtual Events

Deva Woodly, PhD will discuss her new book, Reckoning: Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Necessity of Social Movements (10/29/21). This event is co-sponsored by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

Deva Woodly is an Associate Professor of Politics at the New School. She is the author of The Politics of Common Sense: How Social Movements Use Public Discourse to Change Politics and Win Acceptance (Oxford 2015). She has also held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced...

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Latest News

DKP Curriculum Recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

September 30, 2021

The Democratic Knowledge Project (DKP) at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics has been recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the high quality of it’s 8th grade curriculum, “Civic Engagement in Our Democracy.” The DKP’s curriculum was one...

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Meira Levinson's EdEthics Multimedia Case Study Wins Global Award

September 23, 2021
Meira Levinson's multimedia case study, Promotion vs. Retention: A Dilemma in Educational Ethics, won the International E-Learning Association’s Award, Academic Division in the E-Learning category. This case was co-created by three current and former Ethics Pedagogy Fellows: Tatiana Geron, Maya Cohen, and Ellis Reid. The case... Read more about Meira Levinson's EdEthics Multimedia Case Study Wins Global Award
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Community Profiles

Our new “Community Profiles” interview series highlights the longstanding members of our community at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

Nien-hê Hsieh is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration and Joseph L. Rice, III Faculty Fellow at Harvard Business School. He serves as Co-Director of Rapid Response Impact Initiatives at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and is a Faculty Associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and is a Faculty Advisory Committee member for the EJSCE. Prof. Nien-hê will serve as Acting Director of the EJSCE for the coming academic year, beginning on July 1, 2021. Nien-hê is a representative of the EJSCE community members who join our community forever.

We could think of no better person to interview to launch our new "Community Profiles" interview series. On June 17th, Communications Assistant Alexis Jimenez Maldonado sat down with Nien-hê to learn more about his history with the Center. 

The transcript of the interview has been edited for clarity.

Alexis Jimenez Maldonado: You have been a part of the center’s ecosystem since 1997 when you were a Grad fellow, followed by a faculty fellowship in 2007 and then as a faculty committee member in 2017. There seems to be something drawing you back every decade. What keeps bringing you back to the center?

Nien-hê Hsieh: You’ve probably heard this by now, but there’s sort of a longstanding joke among those of us who are long-time affiliates that basically the center keeps bringing us back because we still haven’t gotten it right—we are not yet sufficiently ethical.

I’ve been very fortunate to be able to come back to the center and to be here now as acting director. I guess ten years marks national inflection points and one’s academic career, so I think in some ways it reflects that rhythm. But more importantly, I’d say it shows how special of a place the center is. There really aren’t other places like it to do interdisciplinary work focused on ethics, from theory to practice.

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