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's interdisciplinary faculty, the Center develops initiatives with ethical dimensions that relate to pressing public problems.
Congratulations Sommer Alex on receiving the Terry Winograd Prize for Best Paper in Ethics and Technology!
Congratulations Sommer Alex! Alex's paper, "Digital Panopticons: The Carceral Logics of Surveillance Neighborhood Safety Apps,” has won the 2022-23 Terry Winograd Prize for Best Paper in Ethics and Technology. Learn more about the prize.
Congratulations Azure Zhou on receiving the Eric Roberts Prize for Best Paper in Ethics and Technology!
Congratulations Azure Zhou! Zhou's paper, "Queer Bias in Natural Language Processing: Towards More Expansive Frameworks of Gender and Sexuality in NLP Bias Research,” has won the 2022-23 Eric Roberts Prize for Best Paper in Ethics and Technology. Learn more about the prize.
New CCSRE Race and Surveillance Brief
The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) recently released its Race and Surveillance Brief, featuring takeaways from the Surveillance and Cities Panel, sponsored by our EST Hub. This report discusses strategies for challenging surveillance technology, presents a literature review, and provides recommendations for researchers and community organizers. Read more.
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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.