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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

August 2013 Newsletter    

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Upcoming Events: You're Invited
1

Trayvon Martin, Race, and Justice

A panel discussion Aug. 5 on the Trayvon Martin case features Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Chris Boscia and SCU Professor of Law Margaret Russell. Co-sponsored by the Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Ervie-Smith

Ethical Dilemmas for Non-Profits

Peter Hero, principal, Hero Group, Brian Adams, vice president of advancement, Bellarmine, and Judith Kleinberg, program director, Knight Foundation, address non-profit ethical challenges. Ethics Center Advisory Board member Ervie Smith (pictured) moderates, Aug. 20.

3

Thomas Reese, S.J., on Church Reform

Thomas Reese, S.J., speaks on "Pope Francis, Reform in the Church, and Organizational Ethics" Sept. 12. Reese, a distinguished visiting scholar at the Ethics Center, is senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter.

4

Robot Morality

Can a machine have a conscience? That's the question George Lucas, professor of ethics and public policy at the Naval Postgraduate School, asks in his presentation for the Ethics Center, Sept. 30.

NEW MATERIALS
5

The Ethics of Sustainability: Why Should We Care?

A personal reflection by Center Environmental Ethics Fellow Allie Sibole explores why it is ethically necessary to act in the interests of the Earth.

6

Whose Life Is it Anyway? (case study)

A student's parents want him to major in accounting, but his true passion is film-making in this case study from The Big Q, the Center's online dialog on ethical issues for undergraduates.

7

Change Please (video)

SCU students created this film about a young woman and the embarrassing ways people treat her simply because she is homeless.

PHOTO CREDITS

The Ethics of Sustainability by Rachel_thecat, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license on Flickr.

 
 
 

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