Chris Robichaud, Director of Pedagogical Innovation, recently gave a TED talk on using Dungeons & Dragons to teach ethics. In his fun talk, he explains how he worked the key principles of D & D into an ethics simulation used to train future policymakers at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. You can watch the full talk here.
You can participate in another of Dr. Robichaud's simulations on Tuesday, April 23rd at 10:00 AM at the opening session of our...
Samuel Moyn, former Berggruen Fellow, was recently named the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School.
Moyn's work focuses on international law, human rights, the law of war, and legal thought, in both historical and current perspective. He also serves as a professor of history, researching a diverse range of subjects in intellectual history, especially 20th-century European moral and political theory.
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University is happy to announce our Ethics Pedagogy Fellows for the 2019-20 academic year.
The Edmond J. Safra Center Ethics Pedagogy Fellows:
Javier Caride is a PhD candidate in philosophy. His research centers around topics in metaethics, Aristotelian philosophy, and naturalism. He is particularly interested in questions about how we come to understand our natures as human beings...
Manon Garcia, Fellow-in-Residence in 2017-18, has been appointed a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows in 2019-2021. In July 2021, she will be joining the Philosophy department at Yale University as an assistant professor. Congratulations, Manon, on this wonderful news!
Congratulations to those of our senior Undergraduate Fellows who submitted their senior theses today!
In the kind words of one Fellow, "Thank you for making the U-Fellow program such a strong community. I never felt alone in the writing process thanks to Safra and the friends I met through it. What a joyous occasion!" We share your joy, and are proud of all your hard work.
We're cheering on the rest of you who are approaching the finish line. You are almost there!
Research Associate, Tomer Perry, and Director of Pedagogical Innovation, Christopher Robichaud, have a new article in the Journal of Political Science Education. "Teaching Ethics Using Simulations: Active Learning Exercises in Political Theory," discusses the educational benefits of using simulation to teach normative theory and presents the guiding principles of designing these simulations, drawing on some ideas in game design theory. It is based on work they began here at the Center.
Berggruen Fellow, Thierry Ngosso, is in the process of founding the Ethics and Public Policy Laboratory -- EthicsLab for short -- at the Université Catholique d'Afrique Centrale (UCAC) in Yaoundé, Cameroon. We are thrilled to support him in this endeavor, and to co-sponsor a week-long event in Yaoundé in March, 2019, to mark the institutional launch of his project.
The launch week will feature our Berggruen Workshop ...