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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 problems through research, teaching, and community engagement. Drawing on the established strengths of Stanford interdisplinary faculty, the Center develops initiatives with ethical dimensions that relate to pressing public problems.

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Best Papers on Ethics & Technology

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society is excited to announce the winners of the two new annual prizes for the best undergraduate papers on ethics and tech. Manuka Stratta is the recipient of the Terry Winograd Prize and Ananya Karthik is the recipient of the Eric Roberts Prize. Congratulations to Manuka and Ananya! Read the winning essays.

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2022-2023 Ethics Bowl team members

2022-2023 Ethics Bowl team: Allison Yun, JD Pruett, Sarah Yribarren (coach), Georgios Mikos, Cameron Loughney (captain), Ursula Neuner, Natalie Feldman, and Col...

This past December, Stanford's Ethics Bowl team, sponsored by
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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 new Ethics, Society, and Technology Hub which aims to build institutional bridges across disciplines.