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

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."

Yael Schenker Receives PCRC Funding Award

1 June 2017

Affiliate faculty member Yael Schenker has received an award from the Palliative Care Research Cooperative to study "Associations between Polypharmacy, Symptom Burden, and Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness".

Danielle Wenner to Explore Ethics and Exploitation in Brocher Residency

19 May 2017

CEP Associate Director Danielle Wenner has been selected to participate in the Brocher Summer Residency Program in Geneva, Switzerland, where she will spend July 2018 working on a project titled "Non-Domination and the Limits of Relational Autonomy."

The Ethics of Time Travel

19 May 2017

CEP Faculty Mara Harrell gave a talk at Spring Carnival on the ethics of time travel.