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

Wenner on Neglected Tropical Diseases

1 April 2019

Danielle Wenner presented at a workshop on Neglected Tropical Disease Reseaerch, Development, and Global Health Equity at the Pitt Global Studies Center.

Parker gives annual Lehman Medical Ethics Lecture

26 March 2019

Lisa Parker delivered the Annual Lehman Medical Ethics Lecture at Allegheny College.

Agent-Based Models in Philosophy

20 March 2019

Kevin Zollman was a keynote speaker at a conference on Agent-Based Models in Philosophy at Ruhr-University Bochum.


19-22 March 2019

Alex John London was the John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist-in-Residence at the Southern Illinois University School of Law and School of Medicine.