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.
Seth Lazar, Professor in the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University (ANU) will discuss his new paper ‘What’s wrong with Automated Influence?’ It is co-authored with Claire Benn (ANU...
For twenty years, overdose deaths in the U.S. have sharply increased. In 2019, more than 70,000 Americans died of drug-related causes. Preliminary data suggests the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating this trend.
Kareem King, an Intercollegiate Civil Disagreement Partnership Fellow this year, has a new article in The Boston Globe. You can find the article, "Fighting the pandemic with information by us, for us," here online.
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Department of Education, Educating For American Democracy provides guidance for states and school districts with the goal of providing 60 million K-12 students with access to high-quality civic learning opportunities by 2030
Mathias Risse has been named Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy at Harvard Kennedy School. The chair was given by Robert Ziff (AB ’88), Dirk Ziff (MBA ’93), and Daniel Ziff in recognition of Berthold Beitz’s extraordinary legacy as a humanitarian and philanthropist.
Mathias’ work addresses questions of global justice ranging from human rights, inequality, taxation, trade and immigration to climate...