Ethics & Public Policy Center

The New Atlantis Becomes Independent

January 22, 2018

The Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) and the Center for the Study of Technology and Society (CSTS) announced today that The New Atlantis ( — the quarterly journal of science and technology founded by EPPC in 2003 — became independent of EPPC on January 1 and is now owned, managed, and published exclusively by CSTS.

The New Atlantis is an invaluable journal,” said EPPC President Ed Whelan, “and I’m proud of the role EPPC has played in launching and supporting it through more than 50 issues and 7,000 pages of vital science writing. With the journal approaching its fifteenth anniversary, the CSTS board and I agreed that the joint venture we formed in 2010 to publish The New Atlantis had accomplished its purpose. I’m confident the journal will continue to address the social, political, and ethical implications of modern science and technology better than any other publication.”

“I cannot properly express my gratitude to the Ethics and Public Policy Center for founding The New Atlantis and supporting it institutionally, intellectually, and personally through fifteen years of remarkable work,” said Ari Schulman, who succeeded the journal’s longtime editor, Adam Keiper, in the summer of 2017, and previously served as senior editor and executive editor.

“Over a period in which discussions of science and technology have too often been blindly partisan, technically facile, and morally stunted, Ed Whelan and our colleagues at EPPC grew the journal into something unique: a publication dedicated to a view of science and technology as instruments to be used for, not on, human beings. I look forward to continuing our friendship with the Ethics and Public Policy Center as the Center for the Study of Technology and Society charts an independent course for The New Atlantis.”

For more information, please contact Ari Schulman at or 202.715.3488


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