Ethics

Research Associate, Tomer Perry, in the Active Learning in Political Science blog on "From Tabletop Games to the Classroom"

February 6, 2017

Read the first in a six-part series of guest posts by our own Tomer Perry, Research Associate at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, in the Active Learning in Political Science blog on using game design principles to create fun and effective learning experiences for teaching ethics. Read

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Former Fellow, Richard Painter, and Norman Eisen in The Hill OpEd "The Ethics Case Against Betsy DeVos"

February 6, 2017

Read former Fellow Richard W. Painter and Norman L. Eisen -- ethics lawyers for George W. Bush & Barack Obama, respecitvely -- on the ethics and conflicts of interest issues concerning Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s choice for education secretary. Read here.

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Former Fellow, Richard Painter, and Norman Eisen in NYT OpEd "Who Hasn't Trump Banned? People From Places Where He’s Done Business"

January 30, 2017

Read former Fellow Richard W. Painter and Norman L. Eisen -- ethics lawyers for George W. Bush & Barack Obama, respecitvely -- on the the countries excluded from Trump's Executive Order, and the potiential conflicts of interest behind his decision. Read

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Former Fellows, Christine Baugh and Stephanie Morain, with Kerri Lowrey on Role of Ethics in Public Health Laws

January 24, 2017

Using youth sports-related traumatic brain injury laws as a case study, former Lab Fellow, Christine Baugh, along with former Graduate Fellow, Stephanie Morain, and Kerri Lowrey examine the role of ethics in the development of effective public health laws. Read full article

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Former Fellow Richard W. Painter and Norman L. Eisen in The Guardian on importance of financial and ethical disclosures for cabinet nominees

January 12, 2017

Read former Fellow Richard W. Painter and Norman L. Eisen -- ethics lawyers for George W. Bush & Barack Obama, respecitvely -- on the importance of financial and ethical disclosures for cabinet nominees, and why Trump's cabinet hearings should be delayed. Read

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Congratulations to Fellow-in-Residence Stephen Soldz and Steven Reisner on 2016 NAAP Vision Award!

October 18, 2016

The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) Board of Trustees has announced that the 2016 Vision Award will be presented jointly to Stephen Soldz, PhD and Steven Reisner, PhD for "their decade long commitment and work fighting for social justice, representing psychoanalysts and psychologists as standard bearers for ethical practice, and putting their personal and professional lives at risk as a result."

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Former Fellow, Richard Painter, and Norman Eisen in NYT OpEd "The White House Rule: No Tax Returns, No Job"

October 6, 2016

Former Center Lab Fellow and professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, Richard W. Painter, and Norman Eisen, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, examine the ethical issues surrounding a presidential nominee's taxes and conclude: "No presidential nominee with Mr. Trump’s tax situation, his years of undisclosed tax returns, and his attitude toward paying taxes could have been approved by the Senate. Indeed, no president would have dared

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2016 Nov 17

Annual Kissel Lecture in Ethics by Rae Langton

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Emerson Hall, Room 210, Harvard Yard

This lecture is named for the late Lester Kissel, a graduate of Harvard Law School and longtime benefactor of Harvard University's ethics programs and activities.

Speaker: Professor Rae Langton

Title: "Blocking as Counter-Speech"

It is widely thought that evil speech should be fought with more speech, not bans. There are well-known limits on the effectiveness of counter-speech, but my topic here is chiefly its

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2016 Oct 21

Symposium - "Behavioral Ethics: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives" Featuring Peter Singer

(All day)

Location: 

Spangler Auditorium, Harvard Business School

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Organizers: Max Bazerman and Joshua Greene

Sponsors: Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard Business School, Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School

This symposium will integrate psychology and philosophy to explore a goal state for ethical behavior, why we fail to achieve

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2016 Oct 05

A Conversation with Cornel West

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University, Science Center, Lecture Hall B

Join us for an evening with Cornel West in conversation with Danielle Allen.

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and the University of

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