Applied Ethics, Inc. was established in July 2007 as a nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts, USA, with the mission of seeking ethical solutions to significant social issues through projects, education, counseling, and advocacy.

Applied Ethics is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity; all donations to AE are deductible for US taxpayers. We gratefully accept the donations of those who wish to contribute to our efforts, and we strive to maximize the value of every penny we receive to advance our organizational mission.

Applied Ethics, Inc. is a diversified nonprofit dedicated to the common good. The company carries out its mission through programs that focus on particular ethical domains. The project with which we launched Applied Ethics, Inc. was MedRIB, the Medical Research Integrity Blog, which examines the ways in which the integrity of medical research is sometimes put at risk and how such issues may be redressed.

While our concern with medical research ethics continues, more of our organization’s attention is being focused on what we see as one of the great social/ethical challenges of our time: the search for peaceful solutions to serious conflicts. It is for that reason that we have launched Pax Populi, a people-to-people peacemaking program. It is our goal to support peacemaking through the advancement of civil society based on education, economic development, rule of law, and human rights, all conducted in a spirit of respectful dialog and cooperation. In fulfillment of this mission, in September 2010, through its Pax Populi Educational Outreach program, Applied Ethics brought its first student to study in an American university. Also in September 2010, AE launched the Pax Populi English Tutoring program, which involves drawing on native English speakers in American universities and elsewhere tutoring students in Afghanistan using online tools. By 2014, our tutoring service had evolved to become Pax Populi Academy, the online school of Pax Populi.

Over time, we intend to initiate other projects aimed at addressing significant problems in various domains of applied ethics, from issues of public health to ethics education.

Our Board of Directors

Robert E. McNulty, Ph. D., Chairman and President

Bruce W. McNulty, M. D., Vice President

Heather Row, Treasurer

Nelly Wadsworth, Secretary

Nader Asgary, Ph.D., Director

Didem Ekici, Director and International Program Coordinator, Pax Populi Academy

Hamidullah Farooqi, Director

Ray Matsumiya, Director

Jonathan Putnam, Ph. D., Director


Thomas J. Barfield, Ph. D., Professor of Anthropology, Boston University and President of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies; Advisor to Applied Ethics on Afghanistan Affairs

Institutional Partners

Bentley University, Service Learning Center (See
School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) (See