We are a dynamic, university-wide community of scholars addressing the pressing ethical implications of emerging technologies as they reshape policy, scholarship, and human experience. Our goal is to help the world cope with technological challenges and opportunities, from artificial intelligence to cybersecurity, that are outstripping social, legal, and ethical guidelines.

CDE director Laura DeNardis hosted Aram Sinnreich & Jesse Gilbert, authors of The Secret Life of Data at a well-attended and lively book talk on April 25 (new window) More information

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Our Mission

To frame the terms, design the systems, critique the contours, provide the guide rails, and imagine the future of digital technologies and ethics for the betterment of humanity.

Our Approach

An academic community dedicated to creating and communicating knowledge, Georgetown is a Catholic and Jesuit, student-centered research university with a global scope and scale. We now have in place some of the world’s leading experts— in computer science, cybersecurity, law, philosophy, and technology policy, whose work addresses digital ethics. We are helping to construct the field of digital ethics by advancing theory,  producing interdisciplinary research, building educational content, and influencing policy and practice.