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Announcing the 2022 Undergraduate Fellows

January 19, 2022

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics is pleased to announce the new Undergraduate Fellows for 2022! They join the 21 fellows in the current undergraduate cohort.

Suhaas Bhat is a sophomore in Mather House, planning to concentrate in Physics and Philosophy. He’s especially interested in the way that the human mind changes in response to information, culture, and social forces. On the ethics front, he’s interested in the ethics of the internet, applications of artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Outside of class, he co-directs a CAMHS...

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New Article Published by U.S. News & World Report Featuring the Democratic Knowledge Project

January 13, 2022

A new article was published by U.S. News & World Report featuring the Democratic Knowledge Project. This publication discusses the Educating for American Democracy roadmap to high quality civic and history education in K-12 and the Democratic Knowledge Project's EJSCE civic ed initiative focusing on K-12. The article also features quotes from Danielle Allen and 8th grade Cambridge teachers. Read the article “Teaching Civics After Jan. 6 With new guidance, hopes for a resurgence in teaching students how democracy works”...

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New Book Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus by Danielle Allen

January 7, 2022

In Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus, leading political thinker Danielle Allen untangles the US government’s COVID-19 victories and failures to offer a plan for creating a more resilient democratic polity—one that can better respond to both the present pandemic and future crises. You can learn more about the book here.

Allen is the...

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New Article from Max Khan Hayward in The Atlantic

January 3, 2022

Fellow-in-residence and assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Sheffield, Max Khan Hayward, has a new article in The Atlantic. The article, "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! No, Really. The pleasures that we indulge in at Christmas shouldn’t only be guilty pleasures," discusses how philosophers have understood Christmas festivites and celebrations. You can read the article ...

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2021 Year In Review

December 13, 2021


Despite the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, 2021 proved to be a productive year for the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics community. We have collected some of the new books, major reports and white papers, awards, and top headlines from our extended community. Please take a moment to explore the remarkable work that our faculty, fellows, and affiliates have been up to this year. You can find even more recent work from our community on our website, https://...

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Meira Levinson Appointed the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society

December 13, 2021

Professor Meira Levinson was appointed the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The chair is intended for a scholar whose work advances “the study of education and its societal context, including its relationship to economic, political and public factors” and who has demonstrated extraordinary service to HGSE. Read more here....

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MASS Design Group Wins The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2022 Architecture Firm Award

December 10, 2021
MASS Design Group, the architecture firm founded by Practitioner Affiliate Michael Murphy, has won the 2022 Architecture Firm Award from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). This annual award recognizes one firm that has produced notable architecture for at least a decade. You can read AIA's announcement of the award hereRead more about MASS Design Group Wins The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2022 Architecture Firm Award