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July 03, 2017

Alex John London Receives Clara L. West Professorship in Ethics and Philosophy

Carnegie Mellon University’s Alex John London has been appointed the Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy. A prominent ethicist who is frequently called upon to address critical problems nationally and internationally, London researches foundational ethical issues in human-subjects research, issues of social justice, the ethics of autonomous technologies and methodological questions in theoretical and applied ethics. 

“Alex is vintage Carnegie Mellon,” said Richard Scheines, dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. “He works on important societal problems, brings deep disciplinary—philosophical—expertise to bear and collaborates with the best technical and scientific minds to make the work matter to the worlds of policy, medicine and science. He is not only a great teacher and researcher, but he is also one of the funniest guys around. The Philosophy Department lunchroom has enjoyed a lot of laughter over the years, much of it due to Alex. I am personally delighted that Alex will get recognized with this chair."

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