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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

January 2014 Newsletter   

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Dalai Lama to Visit SCU

Tickets go on sale Jan. 28, 9 a.m., for a presentation by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on compassion, business, and ethics. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Ethics Center and the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, will be held Feb. 24.


Online Business Ethics Courses Start Strong

Twelve-hundred people are taking “Business Ethics for the Real World,” the Center’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), and registration is still open. You can also sign up for our new MOOC for managers, Creating an Ethical Corporate Culture.


The Struggle for Peace and Justice

Roy Bourgeois, founder of School of the Americas Watch, tells “A Story of Conscience and Its Consequences” Jan 29. Bourgeois was dismissed from the Maryknoll Order for his advocacy of allowing women to be priests.


Women Speak for Themselves

George Mason University Law Professor Helen Alvare talks about “Conscience and the New Catholic Feminism” Feb 6. Alvare is chair of the Catholic Women’s Forum, a consultor for the Pontifical Council of the Laity, and one of the leading legal voices in American Catholicism.


Snowden: Has Civil Disobedience Gone Too Far?

Irina Raicu and David DeCosse, Center directors of Internet Ethics and Campus Ethics respectively, look at the role of conscience in Edward Snowden’s disclosures on NSA surveillance, Feb 13.


Startup Yiftee Sponsors The Big Q

Thanks to Yiftee, which is providing prizes for the Center’s Big Q project, an online dialog for undergraduates about ethical issues. Yiftee enables users to send gifts by smartphone or Web that can be picked up at local merchants across the United States.


Follow us on LinkedIn

Keep up with what’s new at the Center and join in a conversation about ethical issues on the Center’s new LinkedIn page. LinkedIn is also the hub for the Center group The Ethical Startup.