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What is the Ethics Center?
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University is the most active university-based center on ethics in the world.
Strategy for 2013-2020
The Center has adopted a strategy and direction for 2013-2020 which includes:
The Center has major programs in selected areas including:
In these professional areas, the Center hosts quarterly gatherings of practitioners committed to that field of professional ethics and sponsors an active program of speeches, research, curriculum development and video production.
Relationship to Santa Clara University
As a unit of Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics benefits from the University’s significant commitment to the study of applied ethics, but maintains its identity as a center which serves all religious traditions and secular society. The Center reports to the Academic Vice President and Provost.
People at the Center
The Center has a staff of 20, five of whom are part-time, and draws upon the expertise and engagement of 55 Center Scholars who are faculty at Santa Clara University.
The Center’s Executive Director is Kirk O. Hanson, a professor of business and organizational ethics and a pioneer in the business ethics field.
The Center’s Advisory Board consists of 30 community leaders in many professional fields. The chair is Dick Levy, who is former CEO and chair of Varian Medical Systems and currently chair of Sutter Health.
Contribute to the Center
To contribute to the Center, go to: https://alumnidirectory.scu.edu/sslpage.aspx?pid=306