The Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics has announced its new fellows and senior scholars for 2009-10. The faculty fellows were chosen from a pool of applicants from colleges, universities, and professional institutions throughout the United States and several other countries.
“These talented scholars will join the center at a transformative moment in its history, and will become part of a growing community of teachers and scholars around the world who are dedicated to furthering research and teaching in ethics,” said Arthur Applbaum, professor of ethics and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).
The fellows will work closely with the incoming center director, renowned legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. They will be in residence at the center for the academic year and will be joined by senior scholar in ethics Tommie Shelby, professor of African and African American studies and of philosophy at Harvard.
In addition, six Harvard graduate students have been named Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellows in Ethics. These fellowships are awarded to outstanding Harvard-enrolled students who are writing dissertations on philosophical topics relevant to political and professional practice. The fellows devote their time to an approved course of study in practical ethics and participate in a weekly ethics seminar. Frances Kamm, the Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at HKS and professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, will join the graduate fellows seminar as senior scholar in ethics.
For the full list of fellows and scholars, visit www.ethics.harvard.edu/people/fellows-and-scholars/.