Welcome to the

Center for Ethics & Policy

At Carnegie Mellon University

An Interdisciplinary Center

Dedicated to Advancing Applied Ethics & Political Philosophy

Through the Integration of Theory and Practice

Promoting the Impact of Philosophy

On science, policy, and society

Through teaching, research, and outreach

About the Center


The Center for Ethics and Policy is an interdisciplinary research group dedicated to promoting the integration of high-quality theoretical reflection and discerning practical engagement with ethical, social, and policy issues in the professions and public life. The Center’s research touches fundamental aspects of individual and social life and incorporates methodological and disciplinary perspectives from across the humanities, social and natural sciences. Its members include internationally recognized scholars and practitioners drawn from diverse departments across Carnegie Mellon University and the broader Pittsburgh academic community.

Upcoming Events

Recent News

Lisa Parker Seminar at the University of Pittsburgh

10 July 2017

CEP affiliate faculty member Lisa Parker taught a seminar on the ethics of genetic enhancement for the Center for Philosophy of Science’s Pittsburgh Summer Program 1: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups, July 10 to July 14, 2017.

Why, Robot? Understanding AI ethics

4 July 2017

CEP Director Alex London talked to the Register about AI ethics, machines and intent.

Alex John London Receives Clara L. West Professorship in Ethics and Philosophy

3 July 2017

CEP Director Alex John London has been appointed the Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy.

Danielle Wenner Gave Bioethics Grand Rounds at Cleveland Clinic

12 June 2017

Center Associate Director Danielle Wenner gave a Bioethics Grand Rounds at the Cleveland Clinic on "Standards of Treatment and Prevention in International Clinical Research."