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Eight Harvard College Students Selected as Fellows for New Intercollegiate Partnership

November 20, 2020


Eight students from Harvard College have been named the inaugural Fellows by the Intercollegiate Civil Disagreement Partnership (ICDP), a new consortium of five institutions. They join other fellows from the four partner schools: 

  1. California State University, Bakersfield, CA
  2. St. Philip’s College, San Antonio, TX
  3. Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
  4. Stanford University, Stanford, CA 

The students were drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and all expressed a willingness to engage in dialogue...

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Non-profit Founded by EJSCE Undergraduate Fellow Named TIME's Best Inventions of 2020 List

November 19, 2020

Today, TIME named the non-profit Upsolve to its annual Best Inventions of 2020 list!

Upsolve, was founded by Rohan Pavuluri '18 in 2016 while he was an Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Undergraduate Fellow. Upsolve's product manager, Nicholas Brown '22, is currently an Ethics Undergraduate Fellow on a leave of absence. TIME presented the award in recognition of...

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Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Awarded Major Grant to Support Burgeoning Field of Public Interest Technology

November 10, 2020

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics was awarded a Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Challenge grant to further support the critical new field of public interest technology. The Center for Ethics was awarded funding to pursue the project, "Evaluating and Assessing Tech Ethics Education," which will evaluate and assess public interest technology education and pedagogy in collaboration with partners...

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Decision in R.I. Right to Civics Case

November 9, 2020

Former Fellow-in-Residence, Michael Rebell, has shared a long-awaited decision in R.I. case about the right to civics education. The press release follows, and the full 55-page court decision is attached below. 

Rhode Island District Court Reluctantly Dismisses Suit Seeking to Establish Federal Constitutional Right to a Civic Education

Plaintiffs will appeal, saying the decision gives them a road map to the First Circuit

New York, NY -- Judge William Smith of the U.S. District Court for Rhode Island today issued his long-awaited decision in...

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Embedded EthiCS Featured in the Harvard Gazette

October 19, 2020
The Embedded EthiCS program is featured in the Harvard Gazette in part one of a four-part series on the positives and negatives of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Many of our community members are featured in the article, including facutly members Allison Simmons, Jeffrey Behrends, Barbara Grosz, and Mathias Risse. You can also take a closer look at the ethics modules developed by graduate students Cat Wade, Diana Acosta Navas, and David Gray Grant. You can... Read more about Embedded EthiCS Featured in the Harvard Gazette