Harvard's Civic and Moral Education Initiative (CMEI) and New Civics Early Career Scholars Program (ECSP) are the hosts of this conference, in partnership with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

CMEI fosters a thriving intellectual community around the themes of civic and moral education among students and faculty at HGSE; supports doctoral student and faculty research; and enhances Harvard's contribution to a lively and vibrant area of contemporary international research, policy, and practice.

The connected New Civics ECSP at Harvard trains students for research in civic engagement and civic education. Generously funded by the Spencer Foundation, ECSP equips researchers to contribute to developing ‘New Civics’, a broader, more realistic view of civic engagement. 30 HGSE Scholars and several faculty make up the ECSP community.

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics seeks to advance teaching and research on ethical issues in public life. It is integral to the Center's core mission that we produce ground-breaking research and endeavor to spread it, engage in public discourse, and translate our academic outputs to various constituents on campus and beyond.