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Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2015 10:11 AM
EVENT DATE: OCTOBER 6, 2015
California Mission Room, Benson Center, Santa Clara University
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
This half-day conference further defines the concept of privacy crimes, assesses how such crimes are currently being addressed in the criminal justice system, and explores how society might better respond to them—through new laws, different enforcement practices, education, or other strategies. The conference will bring together a variety of stakeholders, including prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, academics, and victims’ advocates to discuss three main questions:
- What is a privacy crime?
- What’s being done to enforce laws addressing privacy crimes?
- How should we balance privacy interests in the criminal justice system?
*Daniel Suvor, chief of policy for California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
*Jeffrey L. Rosen, District Attorney, Santa Clara County, California
Ingo Brauer, Law Offices of Ingo Brauer
The Honorable Shelyna V. Brown, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
Jennifer Deng, Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County
Hanni Fakhoury, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Seth Flagsberg, Assistant Clinical Professor, Santa Clara Law
Tom Flattery, Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County
Christine Garcia-Sen, Supervising Deputy District Attorney, Economic Crime Group, Santa Clara County
Deborah Hernandez, Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County
Erica Johnstone, Ridder, Costa & Johnstone
Ellen Kreitzberg, Professor, Santa Clara Law
Irina Raicu, Director, Internet Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Sponsored by The High Tech Law Institute of Santa Clara Law, The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics of Santa Clara University, and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Co-sponsored by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Identity Theft Council (ITC), and International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 4:30 PM
Professor Colleen Chien
Event Date: Sept. 24, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Learning Commons and Library, St. Clare Room
Co-sponsored by the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics and the High Tech Law Institute
Santa Clara Law is pleased to welcome home SCU Associate Professor Colleen Chien from her recent appointment as White House Senior Advisor, Intellectual Property and Innovation. Chien is nationally known for her research and publications surrounding domestic and international patent law and policy issues. She has testified before Congress, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the US Patent and Trademark Office on patent issues, and continues to serve as a consultant to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She will discuss Ethics and Innovation Policy at the White House, addressing topics such as:
- Patent Reform
- Patent Quality
- Open Data, Social Change, and Economic Growth
- Innovation For All – Tech Policy and Education Gaps, Connectivity Deserts, and Government Websites
- Opportunities to get Involved
This event is free but registration is required. Register Online Now!
The IT, Law and Ethics speaker series is an ongoing series of distinguished lectures and panel discussants focusing on the ethical, social, and legal implications of information technologies.
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 3:26 PM
Join us August 18th for "Ethical Dilemmas of Nonprofits: Challenges Facing Leaders." The event is presented by AFP Silicon Valley Chapter, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and Focus Business Bank. The Media sponsor is the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Ethical leadership starts at the top. These community leaders will address the realities that executives and board members encounter, and how they are handled. Moderated by Ervie Smith, Focus Business Bank, the panelists are:
- Ann Gregg Skeet, Director of Leadership Ethics, Markkula Center
- Mark Parnes, Assistant General Counsel, Wilson, Sonsoni, Goodrich & Rosati
- Rick Williams, CEO, Sobrato Family Foundation
$35 per person
Includes buffet lunch and parking.
Please note: a $10 fee will be added to walk-in registrations. To avoid this fee, please register and pay by the RSVP date, August 12.
Friday, Jul. 31, 2015 2:28 PM
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics was chosen as one of pilot institutions for the Jesuit Digital Network
, a global network connecting high quality academic content in the Jesuit tradition with educators and learners. Three hundred of the Center’s articles, videos, and cases on business ethics were uploaded to the Network, which allows faculty from Jesuit and other universities around the world to use curated resources chosen by respected experts. Also available is the Center’s module for teaching about the just-released Papal Encyclical on the Environment, Laudato Si’
Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson participated in introducing the new effort at the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools in Montevideo, Uruguay, in July. Hanson and Center Visiting Scholar Oscar Bulaong, philosophy professor at Ateneo de Manila, selected a set of 20 key resources for new teachers of business ethics, which is available on the Network.
Monday, Jul. 20, 2015 10:00 AM
Speaker: Thomas Reese, S.J.
Ethics Center Visiting Scholar and senior analyst, National Catholic Reporter
Aug 3, 2015
noon - 1:00 p.m.
Att: Room Change to: Learning Commons Library - Saint Clare Room
In his new encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis confronts environmental degradation and global warming, issues that will no doubt challenge humanity for the rest of this century. Thomas Reese,S.J., visiting scholar for the Ethics Center and senior analyst, National Catholic Reporter, will explain the Pope's viewpoint and how his perspectives may change the debate about the environment and how humanity lives and works on planet earth.
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Monday, Jul. 13, 2015 2:37 PM
Friday July 24, 2015
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Harrington Learning Commons - Saint Clare Room
*Rose Marie Beebe, professor of Spanish, Modern Language and Literatures, Santa Clara University
*Robert Senkewicz, professor of History, Santa Clara University
Moderator: Thomas Reese, S.J., senior analyst, National Catholic Reporter, and Visiting Scholar,
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
*Co-sponsored by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education and The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
After the presentation, there will be time for discussion.
Beebe and Senkewicz will speak about their new book, Junipero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary (U of Oklahoma Press, 2015). Their work is an attempt to get behind the controversy over the canonization of Serra and to illuminate the man himself. While the work of Beebe and Senkewicz is historical and does not take a position on the canonization, what they have to say is sure to assist both those who believe Serra should be canonized as an intrepid evangelizer of the New World and those who believe that Serra was a central figure in the destruction of the Native American way of life and thus is unworthy of the honor of sainthood. The canonization is scheduled to take place during the visit of Pope Francis to Washington, D.C. this September.
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Monday, Jul. 6, 2015 2:28 PM
For the second consecutive year, the Levy Ethics Challenge exceeded our greatest expectations. This year, the Challenge leveraged $277,222 in gifts to the Ethics Center since it began on March 18th. Thanks to generous donors and friends of the Ethics Center Dick and Sue Levy, who matched all donations with a $100,000 gift, the total raised is $377,222. This generous donation boosts our local and global impact as an organization, enabling us to reach new audiences, increase community programs, and offer unique and transformational experiences for our student fellows and interns. We are grateful to Dick and Sue Levy for making this possible, and to all those helping us build a more ethical world. Thank you!
Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015 12:31 PM
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics announces the selection of the undergraduate Hackworth Fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year. These three Santa Clara University seniors will work closely with the Ethics Center to design and deliver projects that connect their peers to ethics topics.
- Alexandra Sudomoeva is a Mathematical Economics and Communications double major from Moscow, Russia. Alexandra will develop programs and dialogues on off-campus housing, particularly on the rights and responsibilities of landlords, students and neighbors.
- Roshan Rama, from San Ramon, California, is an Economics major and History minor. Roshan will create a closer cooperation between the Ethics Center and the RLC (Residential Learning Community) facilitators designed to provide more RLC ethics programs.
- Kelly Shi is a Philosophy major with an emphasis in ethics, and is from San Jose, California. A member of Santa Clara's Ethics Bowl Team for the last 2 years, Kelly will work with the Ethics Center team that produces "The Big Q," a dialogue on ethical dilemmas faced by college students.
The Hackworth Fellowship Program is supported by a generous endowment established by Joan and the late Michael Hackworth, longtime close friends and supporters of the Ethics Center and Santa Clara University.
Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2015 10:30 AM
Campus Ethics Director David DeCosse spoke on student government ethics to undergraduate student government leaders from around California at the Panetta Institute for Public Policy at Cal State Monterey Bay on June 6. In his presentation, DeCosse used ethics cases developed by Hackworth Fellow Kori Lennon SCU '14 that are posted to a website she created called Student Government Ethics.
Called Education for Leadership in Public Service, the program convened student body presidents and other elected offers from the California State University system and three private universities. Now in its sixteenth year, the program brought student leaders together for 8 days of learning from experts in a variety of fields.
Monday, Jun. 15, 2015 10:00 AM
Each year, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics awards the Markkula Prize to a Santa Clara University Senior who has done outstanding work in applied ethics. Established by the Advisory Board of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics in honor of A. C. "Mike" Markkula Jr.'s leadership as chairman of the board, this award is given annually to a student in recognition of outstanding work in applied ethics. This year, the Center awarded Markkula Prizes to Elizabeth Connelly and Tony Williams.
Building on her experience as a Health Care Ethics Intern last year, Connelly served as an invaluable member of the bioethics team in 2015 as the Honzel Fellow in Health Care Ethics. With her tireless efforts and accomplishments well beyond expectations, she played a vital role in piloting several new clinical rotations at Kaiser Santa Clara. Connelly also served as a peer mentor to the current class of interns, assisted with recruitment, worked on the Health Care Ethics Facebook Page, and presented at special events highlighting the work of the Ethics Center. Her career goal is to become a pediatrician.
"My two years with the Ethics Center not only taught me how to be a critical thinker, but shaped how I view health care and what kind of participant in the health care system I want to become. Some of the most valuable gifts from my experience were the amazing people I met. From my mentors at the Center to the numerous physicians and medical professionals I shadowed, the lessons and support I received from these individuals have been invaluable as I look toward my future. I will be forever grateful for the Markkula Center and all it has brought to my Santa Clara University experience."
Williams served as this year's Big Q intern, working on the Ethics Center's project to raise awareness of campus ethics issues. He organized a series of campus events on timely topics of concern to students such as sexual assault, eating disorders, climate change, and body image. He also sparked online conversations on these and other issues through a variety of social media platforms. Williams was a major force behind the launch of the Center’s newest effort in the dorms, "Elevator Pitch," a broadsheet on everyday ethical dilemmas posted in the elevators in Swig Hall. Williams was also awarded SCU's Inclusive Excellence Award. He will be traveling in Europe this fall, and looks forward to a future working to encourage social change.
"Working with The Big Q allowed me the time to ponder ethical dilemmas crucial to students and campus life, and ask important questions about how we want our academic community to live and learn together. I will surely take the experience of organizing forums and amplifying ethical dialogues forward with me as I graduate."