The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics has announced its Edmond J. Safra Lab and Network Fellows and Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellows in Ethics.
The Edmond J. Safra Lab and Network Fellows will work under the auspices of the Center’s Research Lab, which aims to address the issue of institutional corruption in a way that is of practical benefit to institutions of government and society. Fellows were selected from a pool of applicants from colleges, universities, and professional institutions throughout the United States and the world, and include a broad mix of scholars and professionals whose projects focus on topics such as campaign finance reform, conflicts of interest, public trust, and open government, among many others. Fellows will spend the year participating in the center seminar, pursuing research on institutional corruption, and contributing generally to the collegial life of the lab and University.
In addition, eight Harvard graduate students have been named Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellows in Ethics. These fellowships are awarded to outstanding students who are writing dissertations on philosophical topics relevant to political and professional practice. These fellows devote their time to an approved course of study in practical ethics and participate in a weekly ethics seminar. Frances Kamm, Lucius Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and professor of philosophy in the Harvard Philosophy Department, will join the seminar as senior scholar in ethics.
The center, established in 1986, is one of the University’s interfaculty initiatives. It is the core of a well-established movement at Harvard to give ethics a prominent place in the curriculum and on the agenda of research. By promoting a perspective informed by both theory and practice, the center helps to meet the growing need for teachers, scholars, and leaders who address questions of moral choice in the professions and public life more generally.