The Center at MIT is dedicated to inquiry, dialogue, and education on the ethical and humane dimensions of life.

As a collaborative and nonpartisan think tank, The Center focuses on the development of interdisciplinary research and programs in various fields of knowledge, from science and technology to education and international relations. Our programs emphasize personal responsibility and examine meaningfulness and moral purpose between individuals, organizations, and societies. 

Six Nobel Peace Laureates serve as The Center's Founding Members: Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Shirin Ebadi, Betty Williams, Mairead Maguire, Jody Williams, and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, whose ideas of ethics and values inspires us to work for a more sustainable future.