Advancing applied ethics and political philosophy through theory and engagement

CEP Mission

The Center for Ethics and Policy is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to advancing applied ethics and political philosophy through the integration of first-quality theoretical reflection and a discerning engagement with the practical settings in which important ethical issues arise. Its members include internationally recognized scholars and practitioners drawn from a diverse range of units across Carnegie Mellon University.


Upcoming Events

Jonathan Wolff, Location TBA
February 20, 4:30-6:00

Marc Fleurbaey Colloquium, Location TBA
November 14, 4:30-6:00

Research Areas

Ethics in Biomedicine and Scientific Research

Professional Ethics & Corporate Responsibility

Environmental Ethics

International Development & Global Justice

Democracy, Legitimacy & Good Governance


Center News & Awards

CEP co-sponsors international workshop on "Ethics of Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster DNA Identification."

CEP members receive $1.2 million NIH grant to develop ethics and policy recomendations for post-conflict and post-disaster DNA identification practices.

Robert Cavalier wins 2010 World Technology Award in the category of Ethics.

CEP's Program for Deliberative Democracy receives a 2010 grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation to run a Deliberative Poll in conjunction with the Foundation's Local Government Improvement Plan.