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

2020 Feb 27

Human rights and global mental health: Challenges, opportunities and scenarios for the future 

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 520N

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Please join the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the University of Massachusetts-Boston for this important conversation about the future challenges and opportunities to respect, protect, and advance the right...

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2020 Mar 13

Ethics in Your World with Linda McClain

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Harvard Book Store and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics welcome LINDA MCCLAIN—Robert B. Kent Professor at Boston University School of Law—for a discussion of her latest book, Who’s the Bigot?: Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law. She will be joined in conversation by renowned...

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Latest News

Michelle Jurkovich Awarded Kluge Fellowship

February 19, 2020

Visiting Fellow Michelle Jurkovich has been named a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress for a five month residence from April-August 2020. The Kluge fellowship program is a competitive program that selects 12 scholars each year from across the humanities and social sciences that are within 7 years of their PhD and provides them funding and work space in the Library of Congress to work on a sustained research project. 

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Jacob Sherkow to Serve on New National Academy of Medicine Committee

February 2, 2020

Jacob Sherkow has been selected to serve on the National Academy of Medicine’s newly established Committee on Emerging Science, Technology, and Innovation in health and medicine (CESTI). The committee will assess the landscape of emerging scientific advances and technologies in health and medicine and address the potential societal, ethical, legal, and workforce implications of such technologies, with the goal of developing a multi-sectoral governance framework. Professor Sherkow is Professor of Law at the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School and...

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