The Edmond J Safra Center on Ethics at Harvard University has announced its list of Undergraduate Fellows for 2016-17. Of the ten undergraduates joining the center next year, three are concentrators or joint-concentrators in Philosophy. They are Noah Delwiche, Jessica Levy, and Thomas Westbrook.
Noah Delwiche is a junior in Mather House studying Philosophy. His academic interests include metaethics, the philosophy of religion, and classical rhetoric. Most recently, he has begun studying the art of spoken and written Latin after living in the Accademia Vivarium Novum in Rome last summer. Outside the classroom, Noah is the Associate Managing Editor of The Harvard Crimson and worked in an artisanal bakery in his hometown of Catonsville, Maryland during high school. He is also a research partner at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, working with a fellow on investigating voluntary servitude in the Roman and early modern European worlds.
Jessica Levy is a sophomore with a joint concentration in Social Studies and Philosophy. She is interested in understanding and combating systemic injustice in political institutions. She explores her interest in government through her involvement with the Institute of Politics and the International Relations Council. She is the Director of International Relations Week, serves as an Assistant Director for Harvard Model United Nations, and will be traveling to Rome this spring to chair the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee at the World Model United Nations Conference. Jessica also swims on Harvard's club swim team, is an ambassador for the fellows at the Advanced Leadership Institute, and is the International Curriculum Coordinator for Harvard College Mentors for Urban Debate.
Thomas Westbrook is a sophomore concentrating in Philosophy, with a secondary in Classics and a citation in Classical Arabic. He is particularly interested in Kant's political and ethical philosophy, and in the use of ethics to explain the norms of practical life. Outside the classroom, he serves as an editor for The Harvard Crimson, the Harvard International Review, and Satire V. In his free time, he writes reviews of books, movies, and television.
The program seeks to provide students with the opportunity to engage in an informed analysis of values in their own areas of inquiry that will lead to the completion of a senior thesis. In pursuit of this goal, Undergraduate Fellows complete an ethics seminar with the director of the program, participate in an ongoing ethics research workshop, and attend lectures and dinners hosted by the Center. In addition, Undergraduate Fellows are offered a wide range of opportunities to interact with faculty, fellows, and graduate students affiliated with the Center.