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

The ethics of AI: Robots will rise, but will they rule us all?

9 February 2018

Center faculty member David Danks talked to GeekWire about the Ethics of AI and how the robotic future will affect the human species.

Kevin Zollman Talks Game Theory with BigThink.com

3 January 2018

Center Faculty member Kevin Zollman is featured in this series of videos from BigThink.com talking about game theory and how it applies to everyday life. Videos include How game theory solves tough negotiations, How to outfox someone who's smarter than you, and Take it or leave it: How to control a negotiation like a game theorist.

Just How Divided Are Americans Since Trump's Election?

8 November 2017

Center faculty member and Director of the Program for Deliberative Democracy Robert Cavalier talked to History.com about the "state of our disunion" and how deliberative democracy can bring people together.

How to End International Tax Competition

2 November 2017

Center Associate Director Danielle Wenner and Center faculty member Kevin Zollman wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on the GOP tax plan, game theory and international tax competition.