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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

February 2014 Newsletter   

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Dalai Lama on Business, Ethics, and Compassion

Tickets are sold out for the Dalai Lama’s appearance at SCU Feb. 24, but you can still join in the event. Watch on campus at the Benson Center or online via live stream or video. The event is sponsored by the Ethics Center and Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.


Improve Your Company's Ethical Performance

Registration is open for our new free Massive Open Online Course, “Creating an Ethical Corporate Culture.” This self-paced course provides managers with the tools to create a sustainable ethical culture. Enjoy this course on its own, or as a companion to the popular Business Ethics for the Real World.


Conscience and the New Catholic Feminism

George Mason University Law Professor Helen Alvare discusses Catholic feminism on Thursday, Feb 6. Alvare is chair of the Catholic Women’s Forum, a consulter for the Pontifical Council of the Laity, and one of the leading legal voices in American Catholicism. Register here.


Snowden: Has Civil Disobedience Gone Too Far?

Irina Raicu and David DeCosse, Center directors of Internet and Campus Ethics respectively, examine the role of conscience in Edward Snowden’s disclosures on NSA surveillance, Feb 13.  Join us for a lively discussion.


Confessions of a Recovering Data Broker

Jim Adler joins us for Ethics at Noon on Feb 25. Adler specializes in the intersection of technology and policy.  He is vice president of products at Metanautix and serves on the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. Register here.


Health Care Ethics Internship (video)

Briana Britton, Center Health Care Ethics Intern 2012-13, reflects on her experiences in light of SCU's commitment to developing students' sense of conscience, competence, and compassion. SCU students can apply for the 2014-15 Internship Program until March 7.