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Santa Clara University

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

May 2013 Newsletter

Center News

Training for Educators

An introduction to the Center's Character-Based Literacy Curriculum, this program is open to teachers, counselors, and administrators in programs for at-risk students and juvenile offenders, June 14 in Bishop, Calif.

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It May Be Legal But Is It Ethical?

The Public Sector Roundtable focuses on challenges for local government officials when an action is within the law but ethically questionable, August 9.


A Legacy in Ethics

Kristi Markkula Bowers reflects on what has sustained her family's 25-year connection to the Ethics Center.


Mobile Technology and Social Media (video)

In emerging markets, where mobile devices have become “life tools,” innovations can bring both great benefits and unintended harms. Tech entrepreneur Radha Basu reflects on the issues.

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Privacy Versus Innovation

Must privacy and innovation be in conflict? Travis LeBlanc, special assistant attorney general of California, and Irina Raicu, Internet Ethics Program Manager at the Center, argue that the two are not mutually exclusive.


Who Can Deliver the Journalism We Need in the Digital Public Square? (video)

In the keynote talk at a recent Center roundtable on digital journalism ethics, Todd Gitlin, professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University, reviews the impact of digital technologies on journalistic independence.


It's Not About You

Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson tells graduates at the University of Portland to find happiness through service. Hanson received an honorary doctorate from UP.