Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics


Eric Beerbohm

Director, Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowships in Ethics; Frederick S. Danzinger Associate Professor of Government and the Committee on Social Studies, Harvard University
  • Lab Committee, 2009-
  • Faculty Fellow, 2009-2010
  • Director, Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowship Program, 2010-

Eric Beerbohm is the Frederick S. Danzinger Associate Professor of Government and the Committee on Social Studies at Harvard University and Director of Graduate Fellowships at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. His philosophical and teaching interests include democratic theory, theories of distributive justice, and the philosophy of social science. He is currently working on a theory of democratic lawmaking, including principles that bear on legislative compromise, obstructionism, and political leadership. His book, In Our Name: The Ethics of Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2012), considers the responsibility of citizens for political injustice. He has also written on the implications of moral uncertainty for political decision-making, the demandingness of deliberative democracy, and the moral risks imposed by anti-egalitarian social policies. A Marshall Scholar and Mellon Fellow in the Humanities and Social Sciences, he received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2008, B.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University, and BA in Political Science and the Program in Ethics in Society from Stanford University. He was a Faculty Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics in 2008-09. He is a recipient of the 2012 Roslyn Abramson Award, given annually to two Harvard faculty in Arts and Sciences for "excellence and sensitivity in undergraduate teaching."

Email | Ph: 617.495.2261

Ari Borensztein

Executive Assistant to Professor Lawrence Lessig
  • Staff, 2012-

Ari Borensztein is the executive assistant to Lawrence Lessig. Ari joined the Center in June 2012 after graduating from Yale University with a BA in literature, focusing on the fiction of Milan Kundera and Philip Roth. A serious classical pianist, Ari has performed extensively as a founding member of the Temple Street Trio. His musical travels have taken him to festivals around North America, including the Banff Centre in Alberta, Yale's Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Norfolk, CT, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar at Stanford. Ari is interested in preserving the relevance of "classical" music in modern society and enjoys French cinema, great books, and Argentine culture.

Email | Ph: 617.496.1124


Emily Bromley

Editorial Assistant
  • Staff, 2013-

Emily began working at the Center editing the Lab's Working Paper series in the spring of 2013, and has more recently been editing, posting, and promoting many of the Lab's blog posts. She is a former lawyer and is embarking on a new, less argumentative, career, and has discovered that, once primed to notice typographical errors, it is impossible to stop seeing them in every form of printed material. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and container gardening, but only grows things she can eat.

Heidi Carrell

Lab Coordinator
  • Staff, 2013-

Heidi joined the Center in early 2013, after spending a year abroad in England while her husband was studying Shakespeare. Previous to this, she had been the Office Manager of another fellowship center at Harvard, and she has over eight years of university administrative and marketing coordination experience. She supports Mark Somos and the fellows with various Lab initiatives, including organizing internal events, the blog, and the Working Paper series, plus helping with the day-to-day needs of the Center. She has an art and design background, and enjoys learning new skills. Currently she's studying jewelry making and computer-aided design applications.

Email | Ph: 617.496.2261

Michael Collupy

  • Staff, 2013-

Mike is the Center's Harvard Professional Intern, and his focus is on improving administrative and institutional knowledge of the University. Recently he has interned with the University Marshal's office and the Office for the Arts at Harvard. Mike received his BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art, and is a graduate student in the History of Art and Architecture at the Harvard Extension School. While not at the Center he works full-time at the Harvard Art Museums Safety and Security Department assisting in securing one of the top 5 art museums in the country. His interests range from the visual arts, literature, poetry, Greco-Roman history, education, and listening to jazz. Mike is not above comparing the importance of the graphic novel with pre and post contact indigenous texts.

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