Director of Ethics and Technology Initiatives, The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
Research Interests: Practical Normativity, Moral Epistemology, Ethics of AI
Jeff Behrends joined the department in 2016, after completing his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and then teaching for three years at Illinois State University. He has published in a diverse range of ethical subfields, including axiology, meta-ethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, and applied political philosophy. His current research interests concern the metaphysics of normative reasons, and ethical issues in designing and implementing machine learning regimes. He currently serves as co-Director of Embedded EthiCS @ Harvard University, and as the Director of Ethics and Technology Initiatives at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.