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.

Recent News

Excellence in Teaching

07 December 2018

Faculty Member Maralee Harell won the American Philosophical Association's Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The prize will be awarded at the APA's Eastern Division meeting in January.

Ethics & AI in the NYTimes

02 November 2018

David Danks was interviewed by the New York Times about teaching the ethics of AI.

Alex London in Buzzfeed News

25 October 2018

Center Director Alex London is quoted for this Buzzfeed News piece about deceptive advertising in medicine.

London at ASBH

20 October 2018

Alex London was part of a panel at the annual American Society for Bioethics & Humanities meeting.