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The Bowen H. "Buzz" 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 interdisciplinary faculty, the Center develops initiatives with ethical dimensions that relate to pressing public problems. A bridge to the undergraduate Stanford community, the Center houses the Undergraduate Honors Program in Ethics in Society in addition to these current initiatives:

  • A postdoctoral fellows program to promote teaching and research in ethics in society
  • Conferences, seminars, and workshops
  • Curriculum development around the undergraduate ethical reasoning breadth requirement
  • Public lectures, including the Wesson, Tanner, and Arrow lectures
  • Community partnerships, including the Hope House Program
  • "The Buzz," an ethics news service fueled by student writers