The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is one of the world’s premier bioethics institutes. The Philosophy Department and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics have an especially close relationship. Seven members of the department are also senior scholars at the Kennedy Institute, and graduate students working in practical ethics, including bioethics, do so through the graduate programs of the Philosophy Department.
The Program on Justice and Peace is a transdisciplinary, cross-cultural community of students, faculty, staff, and community partners who share a commitment to the academic study and lived pursuits of peace and social justice.
The Cognitive Science Program has strong ties with the humanities, especially with Philosophy. They offer a minor in Cognitive Science, and courses open to all students.