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

Lisa Parker Will Give Lectures at Research Ethics Conference

19 September 2017

October 11-16, CEP affiliate member Lisa Parker will travel in China as part of a Fogarty International Center (FIC) Training Program in Research Ethics and provide lectures as part of an FIC-supported research ethics conference in Dalian, as well as at Dalian Medical University and Shanghai Mental Health Center, addressing ethical guidance for conducting psychiatric research and public health ethics.

Controversial AI ‘Gaydar’ Study Spawns Backlash, Ethical Debate

13 September 2017

CEP Director Alex London talked to NBC News about the ethical implications of a new study.

Kevin Zollman Gave Talk at Carnegie Science Center

8 September 2017

Center faculty member Kevin Zollman gave a talk on game theory at the Carnegie Science Center's 21+ "Gaming" Night on Friday, September 8.

Kevin Zollman Featured on a16z Podcast

5 September 2017

CEP Faculty member Kevin Zollman talked to the a16z podcast about how economics and game theory can apply to parenting.