Tommie Shelby presenting the Tanner Lecture in 2023 in front of an audience.

Photography by: Christine Baker

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McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society is committed to bringing ethical reflection to bear on important social issues through research, teaching, and community engagement. Drawing on the established strengths of Stanford’s faculty and students, the Center develops interdisciplinary ethics initiatives that relate to pressing public problems.

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2023-24 Terry Winograd Prize Winner, Alice Finkelstein

We're thrilled to announce Alice Finkelstein as the recipient of the 2023-24 Terry Winograd Prize for her outstanding undergraduate paper on ethics and technology, "Breaking the Silence with Direct-Speech Brain Computer Interfaces: Centering Communicative Disability in Ethical Recommendations for Mitigating Algorithmic Bias."

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2023-24 Eric Roberts Prize Winner, Hayden Thompson

We're delighted to announce Hayden Thompson as the recipient of the 2023-24 Eric Roberts Prize for her exceptional undergraduate paper on ethics and technology, "Regulating FinTech: The Path to Actual Financial Inclusion in the United States."

Stanford Bioethics Team standing in front of a fountain. Pictured left to right: Mirabai Herz, Rhea Jain, Carolyne Ikeda, Sophia Pribus, Sheruni Pilapitiya, Lauren He, Collin Anthony Chen (coach).

Photo from left to right: Mirabai Herz, Rhea Jain, Carolyne Ikeda, Sophia Pribus, Sheruni Pilapitiya, Lauren He, Collin Anthony Chen (coach)

Congratulations to our Bioethics Bowl Team, 2024 National Bioethics Bowl Champions!

We're so proud of our Bioethics Bowl team! Congratulations to Mirabai Herz, Rhea Jain, Carolyne Ikeda, Sophia Pribus, Sheruni Pilapitiya, Lauren He, and Collin Anthony Chen (coach) for your impressive achievement. Learn more about the team and the bioethics fellowship.

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Photo of panelists in discussion. From left to right: Divya Ganesan, Administrator Robin Carnahan, Caitlin Gandhi, and Angela Zhao. Photo by Benjamin Weissman

From left to right: Divya Ganesan, Administrator Robin Carnahan, Caitlin Gandhi, and Angela Zhao; Photo by Benjamin Weissman.

“Tech Talk: Future Technologists in Government” was a candid and uplifting panel discussion between…
As another academic year draws to a close, we celebrate the accomplishments and future journeys of…
The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society is excited to welcome our incoming postdoctoral…

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The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society is home to various programs and initiatives that explore the ethical and social dimensions of technology. Our offerings include the Ethics and Technology Minor for undergraduates, the Embedded Ethics Fellowship Program and the Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program for postdocs, and the Ethics, Society, and Technology Initiatives, which aim to build institutional bridges across disciplines.