Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics was endowed in 2004 by a gift from the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation. Under the direction of Professor Lawrence Lessig, the Center seeks to advance teaching and research on ethical issues in public life. The Center helps to meet the growing need for teachers and scholars who address questions of moral choice in architecture, business, education, government, law, medicine, public health, public policy, and religion. By bringing together those with competence in philosophical thought and those with experience in professional education, the Edmond J. Safra Center promotes a perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice.

Over 250 faculty and graduate students from a host of universities have spent a year as Fellows in the Center, developing their competence in ethics and broadening their understanding of professional ethics through contact with scholars from other professions. The Edmond J. Safra Center has also been actively involved in the growing ethics movement beyond Harvard, providing information and advice to many other such centers. Fellows from the Center have gone on to teach ethics at more than 80 colleges and universities in the United States and in many other countries.

In 2010, Mrs. Lily Safra gave an additional gift to support the activities of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, to permanently endow the Graduate Fellowship Program, and to fund the recently launched Research Lab.

To learn more please visit the project website: www.ethics.harvard.edu.