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Announcing our Name Change: Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics

May 19, 2022

It is our pleasure to announce that we are changing our name to honor the incredible generosity of our long-term benefactor, Mrs. Lily Safra.

As many of you know, Mrs. Lily Safra has been a constant friend of the Center. From the beginning, she recognized the importance of our mission, both at Harvard and beyond, and has encouraged its activities both financially and with her presence.

Mrs. Safra's late husband, Edmond J. Safra, for whom our Center has been named, was a prominent international banker and a dedicated philanthropist who supported a number of...

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Announcing our 2022-23 Fellows!

April 28, 2022

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics is delighted to announce our new cohorts of fellows for 2022-23 and looks forward to welcoming them this fall. They are an exciting group and we are thrilled to have them join our community.

Fellows-in-Residence

Yael Assor (Tel Aviv University Exchange Fellow) is a socio-cultural and medical anthropologist who studies how culturally-dependent moral views shape medical policy tools. Assor's doctoral research (UCLA, 2020) explored how the ideal of "objectivity" as ethically appropriate conduct shapes the...

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Martha Minow to Chair Implementation Committee for Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Report

April 26, 2022

Former Acting Director and Faculty Associate, Martha Minow, will be chairing the implementation committee for the Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery report. President Bacow has announced a commitment of $100 million as a resource for this implementation. Read the full Report of the Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery here.

 

Minow is the 300th Anniversary University Professor, former dean of...

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London Vallery Pursuing MPhil at the University of Cambridge

April 26, 2022
Former Undergraduate Fellow, London Vallery has accepted an offer of admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue an MPhil in the History and Philosophy of Science. She will be studying the role of colonial and imperialist thought in the modern global aerospace industry.

Klaas Hendrik Eller Receives VENI Grant

April 19, 2022
Fellows in Residence Klaas Hendrik Eller receives VENI grant by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) offering funding for 3 years (total grant amount of 280K Euros). The project titled “Recoding global production: Towards a legal ethnography of global supply chains” investigates how global supply chains are legally coded and how companies organize compliance. It will provide a clearer picture of where and how exactly regulatory requirements around corporate responsibility are being... Read more about Klaas Hendrik Eller Receives VENI Grant

Christine Korsgaard to Receive 2023 Rescher Medal

April 6, 2022

Christine M. Korsgaard, the Arthur Kingsley Porter Research Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, has been named the winner of the 2023 Nicholas Rescher Medal for Contributions to Systematic Philosophy. Korsgaard is a faculty associate at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

The Rescher Prize, created in 2010, is “intended to counter present-day tendencies to narrow specialization by rewarding and showcasing the work of philosophers who have addressed the historical ‘big questions’ of the field in ways that nevertheless command the respect of specialists. You...

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