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Former Undergraduate Fellow to clerk for Justice Kavanaugh

June 18, 2019

Former Undergraduate Fellow, Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld ('15), will serve as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for a year, beginning this summer. Chua-Rubenfeld holds a law degree from Yale Law School and is a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army through her participation in ROTC in college. Chua-Rubenfeld will serve her three-year active-duty service...

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New Book from Former Fellow Timothy D. Lytton

May 13, 2019

Former fellow Tim Lytton (1994) just published a new book, Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety (University of Chicago Press 2019). The book examines the interplay between government regulation, private governance, and civil liability in food safety regulation. It offers general lessons about how complex regulatory systems work, with application to areas...

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The Pressure to Make an Impact: New Data from our National Ethics Project Partners at Stanford

April 25, 2019

Vida Mia Garcia and Anne Newman, two of our National Ethics Project (NEP) research partners at Stanford, have just published an article of some of their findings on the state of undergraduate ethics education. They're worried about the results, which show that Stanford undergraduates feel enormous pressure to "make an impact," and have a poor understanding of ethics overall. You can read the full article here:...

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Chris Robichaud on Using Dungeons & Dragons to Teach Ethics

April 11, 2019

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...

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Former Berggruen Fellow, Sam Moyn, Appointed to Endowed Chair at Yale Law School

April 11, 2019

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.

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Announcing our Ethics Pedagogy Fellows for 2019-20!

April 10, 2019

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...

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Manon Garcia Appointed to the Harvard Society of Fellows

March 14, 2019
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!