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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

March 2014 Newsletter   

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Historic Dalai Lama Visit Enthralls Audiences

His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Santa Clara University on Feb 24 to deliver a message of compassion and empathy in business to an audience of more than 4,000.

 

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Conscience and the Classroom
Wednesday, March 12

“Fostering Conscience and Moral Character Through Classroom Teaching” features Darcia Narvaez, professor of psychology at University of Notre Dame. Narvaez is one of the leading national scholars on moral education, and her research explores questions of moral cognition, development, and character education.

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Can a Business Have a Conscience?
Tuesday, April 8

Manuel Velasquez, Charles J. Dirksen Professor of Management at SCU, reflects on the moral responsibility of corporations. Velasquez is the author of Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases, the world's most widely used business ethics textbook.

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Privacy, Democracy, and Information Policy
Thursday, April 10

The New York Times described speaker Evgeny Morozov as the “most prominent critic of the utopian promises coming from Silicon Valley.” A contributing editor at New Republic, he is the author of To Save Everything, Click Here.

 

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Managing Government Ethics in a Digital World

The Public Sector Roundtable hosted panelists Jason Baker, councilmember, Campbell; Irina Raicu, Center Internet ethics director; and David Vossbrink, director of communications, San Jose, for a discussion of ethical social media use.

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Conscience and the New Catholic Feminism

George Mason University Professor of Law Helen Alvare spoke Feb. 6 on conscience and religious freedom, particularly with reference to the contraceptive coverage mandate in the new Affordable Care Act.

 
 
 

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