Center for Ethics and Policy

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 Receives Caroline Miles Scholarship

31 May 2018

Danielle Wenner will spend February, 2019 as a Caroline Miles Visiting Scholar at the Ethox Centre at Oxford University.

Reconstructing a Crime Scene with Cell Phone Footage and Surveillance

30 May 2018

Jay Aronson contributed to the work of SITU Research featured in the NYTimes.

The Limits of Relational Autonomy

26 May 2018

Center Associate Director Danielle Wenner spoke at a workshop honoring the works of feminist philosopher and bioethicist Susan Sherwin.

AI For Good or For Ill

17 May 2018

Center faculty member David Danks reminds the audience at AI For Good that "AI might be for good, might be for ill, might be for profit, which could be good or ill."