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Business Ethics in the 'Wild West' of Campaign Spending
Implications of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision for businesses
Margaret Steen
Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas for Candidates
Ethical questions that all people running for public office should ask themselves
Hana Callaghan
Attack Ads, Questionnaires, and Push Polling: Ethical Issues in Campaign Communications
Political consultants discuss the ethics of campaign tactics that may deceive voters
Caroline Jaffe-Pickett
What is Ethics?
What ethics is and isn't
Velasquez, Andre, Shanks, and M
Calculating Consequences
An introduction to utilitarianism
Velasquez, Andre, Shanks, Meyer
Rights
A definition of "rights," including negative and positive rights
Velasquez, Andre, Shanks, Meyer
Justice and Fairness
A discussion of retributive, distributive, and compensatory justice.
Velasquez, Andre, Shanks, Meyer
Common Good
The common good consists of having the social systems, institutions, and environments on which we all depend work in a manner that benefits all people.
Velasquez, Andre, Shanks, Meyer
Ethics and Virtue
An ethical approach focused on the question, "What kind of person should I be?"
Velasquez, Andre, Shanks, Meyer
Build. Plant. Grow.
A faith formation program for use in schools and parishes providing weekly lesson plans. After discussing the First Reading and the Gospel in the Catholic lectionary, the program moves to an engaging children's story that follows a complementary line of thought. Activities, a case study, and a closing prayer complete the lesson.
Kidneys for Sale
Balancing the value we place on preventing death and alleviating suffering, and the value we place on respect for human dignity
Claire Andre and Manuel Velasquez
Can a Business Have a Conscience?
Manuel Velasquez, Dirksen Professor of Business Ethics at SCU, discusses the moral responsibility of corporations.
Brian Green
Should Part-Time Workers Have a Say on Their Schedules?
Should employers pay employees extra for on-call work and give two weeks? notice of a work schedule? Are employers obligated to factor in their employees? family and personal lives into their bottom line business decisions?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Data Journalism Ethics
Proceedings from a panel at the Investigative Reporters and Editors 2014 conference
Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas for Public Officials
Challenges for public officials in the areas of fairness, transparency, conflicts of interest, and integrity.
Hana Callaghan
Creating an Ethical Culture as CFO
In a presentation entitled "Role and Responsibilities of the CFO in the Ethical Culture of the Organization," three panelists discussed how to create a culture that will encourage employees to withstand the pressure to falsify financial records.
Margaret Steen
Big Data; Small Politics
A discussion of algorithmic regulation and its pitfalls
Evgeny Morozov
Kids in the Workplace
Should kids be allowed in the workplace? Are parents entitled to extra flexibility than nonparents?
Patrick Coutermarsh
The Pitfalls of Performance-Based Pay
A recent U.K. court ruling on an incentive structure that led to illegal sales tactics and numerous conflicts of interest sparks a discussion on the pitfalls of performance-based pay.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
The Ethics of Exploiting Tax Loopholes
Firms have gotten more and more savvy at finding ways to legally pay less in taxes. Are they obligated to follow the "spirit of the law," or legality the only consideration?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Incentivizing Employees to be Healthier
Corporations are increasingly turning to incentive programs to get employees to be more health conscious, and in turn bring down medical costs.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
The Ethics of Working from Home
A panel discussion, "Economic, Ethical, and Legal Attributes of Working from Home," explores this growing trend.
Margaret Steen
The Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas That Entrepreneurs Face
Predictable ethical questions that arise in startups
Ethics is Newsworthy
Daily news digest for middle and high school students teaches the ethics behind the headlines.
Miriam Schulman
The Conscience Project
Articles and podcasts from a series of talks exploring conscience in fields from business to health care
Mindful Managers
James O'Toole describes mindful managers as capitalists who created profitable businesses but also had strong ethical compasses, respected others, and wanted to use their organizations to foster human development.
Margaret Steen
Building and Nurturing an Ethical Culture
An overview of what companies can do to promote ethics in the workplace by Albert C. Pierce.
Margaret Steen
An Introduction to Software Engineering Ethics
A stand-alone "plug and play" ethics module for software engineering courses including a reading, assignments, case studies, and exercises.
Shannon Vallor with special contribution by Arvind
The Sun and the City: Making Solar Power More Accessible
Proposal for extending solar power to low income communities
Melissa Giorgi
Social Entrepreneurship and the Triple Bottom Line
Video defining social entrepreneurship and its relationship to ethics
Radha Basu
The Ethics of Sustainability
Reflection on why we should care about the environment
Allie Sibole
The Internet of Things
The ethical implications of the rise of "The Internet of Things," the "Sensor Revolution," or "The Programmable World"
Owen Tripp
The New Digital Divide
In this brief video, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and innovator Kim Polese addresses the new digital divide--between those who have high-speed wired broadband access to the Internet in their homes, and those who don't.
Kim Polese
Should Journalists Advocate Critical Thinking and News Literacy?
Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation argues that new media do a better job than old of protecting journalistic values such as accuracy, objectivity, and depth
Sue Gardner
Catholicism and Conscience
Historical background plus a focus on 4 areas: contraception, health care, politics, and war
Brian Patrick Green
Internet Access Is a Privilege
What would our lives be like if we no longer had access to the Internet? How much good would we lose? How much harm would we be spared? In this brief video, one of Apple's co-founders argues that Internet use is a privilege and considers ways to minimize some of the harms associated with it, while fully appreciating its benefits.
A. C.
Sacred Texts in Business Ethics
Five key texts that provide the foundations of business ethics
Kirk O. Hanson
Protecting Privacy and Society
Consumer and business data is increasingly moving to the "cloud," and people are clamoring for protection of that data. However, "maximum privacy" is really anonymity, and some people use it as a shield for illegal and unethical behavior. How should cloud service providers deal with this dilemma?
Steve Bennett
The Right to Be Forgotten
Reputation.com co-founder Own Tripp discusses the long life of information online and its repercussions. Response by Evan Selinger, associate professor of philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology.
Owen Tripp
On Designing a More Ethical Internet
What does it mean to live well by means of the Internet? In what ways can the Internet help us live well, or make it more difficult to live well? In this brief video, Santa Clara University Assistant Professor Shannon Vallor looks at the Internet through a philosopher's lens.
Shannon Vallor
Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Government Service
Questions that public officials should ask before making a decision
Joe Simitian and Judy Nadler
Corporate Board Independence and Conflicts of Interest
Four videos on identifying and addressing possible conflicts of interest for members of corporate boards
Daniel Cooperman and Kirk O. Hanson
Chinese Perspectives on Doing Business in China
Summary of a panel featuring Liu Baocheng, director of the Center for International Business Ethics
Margaret Steen
Western Perspectives on Business Practices in China
Summary of a panel featuring Chris Cooper, Deloitte; Carson Block, Muddywaters; and David Chen, Microsoft.
Margaret Steen
Building an Ethical Business Culture in China
Summary of a panel featuring Sheridan Tatsuno, Dreamscape Capital; Stanley Kwong, professor, USF; and Jacqueline Fan, Ernst & Young.
Margaret Steen
Ethical Preparedness for Pandemic Influenza: A Toolkit
Practical ethical issues for public health agencies in dealing with a severe pandemic
Margaret R. McLean
Ethical Issues in Dealing With Influenza
Resources for considering the ethical ramifications of seasonal and pandemic flu
Corporate Governance: Board Members Reflect
Video series with three corporate directors on the board's role in promoting ethical behavior
Robert Finocchio, Richard Levy, Michael Hackworth
Your Privacy Online
Teaching module on Internet privacy
Irina Raicu
Defining Privacy
A definition of privacy as a right
Irina Raicu
Loss of Online Privacy: What's the Harm?
Loss of Online Privacy: What's the Harm?
Irina Raicu
Ethics of Online Privacy
Balancing benefits and harms of Internet privacy
Irina Raicu
What is Privacy?
Definitions of privacy and informational privacy
Michael McFarland, S.J.
Why We Care About Privacy
The importance of privacy for human dignity, autonomy, and relationships
Michael McFarland, S.J.
Ethical Implications of Data Aggregation
The ability to amass enormous quantities of data on individuals impacts privacy
Michael McFarland, S.J.
Ethics for Corporate Boards
Video conversations between former federal prosecutor Hank Shea and Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson on corporate governance
Kidneys for Sale: A Reconsideration
Ethical issues in a market for human organs
Miriam Schulman
Do's and Don'ts for City Managers and City Councilmembers
Advice for new city officials from an advisor to the International City/County Management Association
Frank Benest
Unavoidable Ethical Questions About Hacking
Justice, common good, utilitarian, rights, and virtue approaches to hacking hacking, ethics
Irina Raicu
Role And Responsibilities of Ethics and Compliance Officers

Patrick Gnazzo and Kirk Hanson
Role And Responsibilities of Ethics and Compliance Officers
Differences between ethics and compliance and best practices for executives
Patrick Gnazzo and Kirk Hanson
Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas for Digital Journalists
Challenges for online media in the areas of newsgathering, accountability, transparency, metrics, and inclusion
Sally Lehrman
Digital Journalism Ethics
Materials on the role of media in the public square, media literacy, diversity, accuracy, and other topics in digital journalism
Effective Boards
A three-part video conversation on corporate governance
Bob Finnochio and Lon Allan
LittleBrother is Watching You
New technologies allow employers to check whether employees are wasting time at recreational Web sites or sending unprofessional e-mails. But when do an employer's legitimate business interests become an unacceptable invasion of worker privacy?
Miriam Schulman
Corporate Moral Responsibility and the Ethics of Product Usage
SCU Dirksen Professor in Ethics Manuel Velasquez discusses expanding notions of corporate responsibility for personal injury.
Anne Federwisch
Power and Ethics in the Executive Suite
A review of recent research on the effects of power and applications to the business world
Miriam Schulman
Role of the CEO in Building an Ethical Organization
Panel discussion featuring Radha Basu (SupportSoft), Ken Denman (Openwave Systems), Robert Ewald (SGI), Mark Lonergan (Lonergan Partners)
Miriam Schulman
Role of the CFO in the Ethical Culture of an Organization
The CFO can become an ambassador for ethics throughout a corporation.
Miriam Schulman
Unavoidable Dilemmas in Bioscience
Center Bioethics Director McLean raises top ethical problems facing scientists and offers a framework for addressing them.
Margaret R. McLean
Beyond Compliance: Globalization Demands More Effective Programs
Management of values in a business organization
Kirk O. Hanson
Budgeting Is About Values
John Ellwood, professor of public policy at UC-Berkeley, discusses the difficulty in reaching consensus about values
Miriam Schulman
Top Ten Ethical Issues for College Freshmen
From "Why Am I Here?" to "What About Cheating?" a list of typical ethical dilemmas for new students.
Miriam Schulman
Religious Perspectives on Business Ethics and the Economy
A bibliography and resources
Value of Life: Is It Ethical to Consider the Cost of Treatment in Medical Decision Making?
The role of financial burden in ethical decision making
Margaret R. McLean
What Works to Stop Bullying
Practical steps for schools
Steve Johnson
IPS Stem Cells: New Ethical Quandaries
Induced pluripotent stem cells raise questions about cloning, privacy, and informed consent
Sally Lehrman
Perspectives on the Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors for Corporate Culture
A report on the best board practices delivered at the April 6-7, 2005 Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership Meeting
Vail Leadership Institute
Business Ethics in China
Stephan Rothlin, general secretary of the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing, discusses Chinese approaches to corruption.
Miriam Schulman
24/7 Workplace Connectivity: A Hidden Ethical Dilemma
An exploration of the effect of digital technology on workers' health and relationships
Charles F. Piazza
Speaking Truth to Power: A White Paper
O'Toole, aresearch professor in the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California, explores how to encourage candor within organizations.
James O'Toole
Thinking Ethically About Government Pensions
Various ethical approaches are used to raise pertinent questions about the best way to accomplish public pension reform
Miriam Schulman
Encouraging Internal Whistleblowing in Organizations
How can businesses encourage employees to report ethical lapses?
Lilanthi Ravishankar
Insider Trading: Law, Trust, and Prevention
A definition of and scenarios about insider training, plus suggestions about what businesses can do to discourage it
Business Ethics in China: Resources
Collection of materials on business ethics in China from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Framework for Ethical Decision Making
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Scholars offer steps to consider in making an ethical decision.
Manuel Velasquez, Michael J. Meyer, Thomas Shanks,
Thinking Ethically About the Environment
An introduction to a short course in environmental ethics
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
Dealing Ethically With the Press: A Guide for Public Officials
Four rules of thumb for government officials in working with the media.
from a workshop with Jerry Ceppos
Pharmacogenomics, Ethics, and Public Policy
How personalized medicine can develop in a way that promotes the good of both individuals and the broader society
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Ethics and the Middle Manager: Creating
Specific behaviors middle managers must demonstrate in order for lower level employees to understand that the organization is serious about ethics
Kirk O. Hanson
Business ethics in China
Emerging Issues - Business ethics in China [11/14/2007]
Emerging Issues Group
Roles and Responsibilities of the General Counsel in the Organization
Panel discussion among general counsels of large and small cap companies
Tom McCoy, Craig Nordlund, Martin Collins, Fred Go
Toward an Ethical Culture
Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson identifies characteristics of an ethical organization.
Anne Federwisch
Coming Pandemic: Ethical Preparedness
Procedural and distributive justice considerations in triage during a pandemic.
Margaret R. McLean
Principles for Building an Ethical Organization
R. Gopalakrishnan, executive director of Tata Sons, offers five principles for executives.
Miriam Schulman
Ethics of Migration and Immigration
A briefing paper on key questions for policy makers
Lynette M. Parker
Unavoidable Ethical Questions About Social Networking
Fairness, rights, and virtues are explored in relation to sites such as Facebook and MySpace
Ethics of Immigration
Columnist Victor Davis Hanson discusses who benefits from illegal immigration, why the issue is so polarizing, and possible solutions.
Suruchi Bhutani
Whistle Blowing in the Public Sector
An introduction to the ethical issues surrounding government whistle blowers.
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Personal Lives of Public Officials
Ethical issues at the boundary between a politician's personal and public behavior
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Civility
An introduction to the ethical issues for public officials.
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Personalized Medicine: The Ethics of Access
Pharmacogenomics sparks new therapeutic possibilities and new threats to the U.S. health care system.
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Gifts and Bribes
An introduction to the ethical issues for public officials.
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Relationships Between Elected Officials and Staff
An introduction to the ethical issues that arise between city or county staff and councilmembers or supervisors.
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Does Business Ethics Teaching Affect Practice?
Transcript of a panel discussion on the question, "Has business ethics teaching and research had any discernible impact on business practice in the US and around the world?"
Manuel Velasquez, R. Edward Freeman, Mary Gentile,
Favoritism, Cronyism, and Nepotism
An introduction to the ethical issues presented by favoritism in government.
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Introduction to Government Ethics
Basic material on the most common ethical issues in public service
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Conflicts of Interest in Government
An introduction to the ethical dilemmas posed by conflicts of interest in the public sphere.
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Campaign Ethics
An introduction to campaign ethics including ethical dilemmas, cases, and links
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Incorporating Ethics into the Organization's Strategic Plan
Robert Finocchio, former CEO of Informix, offers prescriptions for making ethics part of strategy
Miriam Schulman
Lobbying Ethics
An introduction to the ethical considerations in lobbying the government
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Open Meetings, Sunshine Laws, and Transparency in Government
An introduction to the topic including definitions, dilemmas, cases, and links.
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Ethics and Politics of Search Engines
Transcript of a panel discussing privacy, censorship, fairness, and access issues related to search engines.
Peter Norvig, Terry Winograd, Geoffrey Bowker, Kir
Unavoidable Ethical Questions About Search Engines
Privacy, censorship, trust, and intellectual property rights are among the issues raised about ethics and search engines.
Medical Decision Making for Publicly Conserved Individuals: Policy Recommendations
Analysis of problems confronting public guardians making end-of-life care decisions.
Theresa Drought
Global Ethic and Human Responsibility
Kung argues that common values and standards underlie all religions. Human responsibilities reinforce human rights.
Hans Kung
Assisted Suicide: A Right or a Wrong?
An examination of the ethical issues in physician-assisted death.
Claire Andre and Manuel Velasquez
Playing With Ethics: A Panel on Video Games
Transcript of a discussion on video games, violence, gender stereotypes, and addiction.
Leland Yee, Mike Antonucci, Kristin Asleson McDonn
Unavoidable Ethical Questions About Video Gaming
From the perspectives of utilitarianism, rights, fairness, common good, and virtue ethics, some questions on video games, violence, gender, and addiction.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Ethical Challenges in Human Resources
A talk given to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership
James O'Toole
Don't Take Your Organs to Heaven
An analysis of the ethical issues in organ donation
Margaret R. McLean
Architects of Peace
Online Curriculum on peacemaking features photographs by Michael Collopy of Nobel Laureates and other peacemakers, as well as reflections by the peacemakers, and teaching suggestions
Future of Food: An Introduction to the Ethical Issues in Genetically Modified Foods
Center Director of Biotechnology and Health Care Ethics Margaret R. McLean looks at the future of genetically modified food.
Margaret R. McLean
History of Business Ethics
A history of business ethics, focusing on ethics in business, business ethics as an academic field and a movement.
Richard T. De George
Advice from Aristotle
Aristotle was a practical and business-oriented philosopher who defined principles in terms of the ethics of leadership.
James O'Toole
Brief Case for the Moral Permissibility of Stem Cell Research
The central questions regarding the ethics of stem cell research are 2 in number: One, do embryos have any moral status, entities that deserve moral respect and are owed some duty? Two, if embryos have some moral status, what kind, or degree, of respect are they entitled to and what particular duties are they owed by moral agents?
Lawrence J. Nelson
Campaign Ethics: Considerations for Candidates and Their Supporters
Key issues related to fundraising, communications, and campaign conduct
Judy Nadler
Steroids and Sports: The Ethics of Winning
Steroid use by athletes is a form of cheating.
Michael Dillingham
Neuroethics: The Neuroscience Revolution, Ethics, and the Law
When science expands our understanding of something so central to human existence, these advances will necessarily cause changes in both our society and its laws. This paper seeks to forecast and explore the social and legal changes that neuroscience might bring in four areas: prediction, litigation, confidentiality and privacy, and patents.
Hank Greely
Stem Cells in the Treatment of Diabetes: Therapeutic Potential and Ethical Considerations

Catherine Mastroieni
Cheating is not the problem
Cheating is not the problem but the symptom of a larger failure in the way we are raising our children.
Steve Johnson, S.M.
Framework for Thinking Ethically About Human Biotechnology
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Framework is applied to issues in biotech.
Margaret R. McLean
Confronting Unethical Conduct
Ethics for associations and nonprofit organizations.
Kirk O. Hanson
Tough Talk: Finding the Words for Living With Loss
Guidelines for discussion of end-of-life issues.
Dale G. Larson
Caring to the End
Ethics for caregivers.
William C. Spohn
Teaching Values in School
The Center's director of character education describes Character-Based Literacy and other approaches to integrating ethics into the curriculum.
An Interview with Steve Johnson, S.M.
Six Es of Character Education
Example, emotions, experiences, explanation, ethos, and expectations for excellence.
Kevin Ryan
When Inappropriate Behavior is Just Plain Wrong
An expert on moral development advocates straight talk when children do something wrong.
William Damon
When Good People Do Bad Things at Work
Rote behavior, distractions, and moral exclusion stymie ethical behavior on the job. Discusses Ford Pinto case.
Dennis J. Moberg
An Education in Ethics
Students often know the right thing to do. How can schools help them to do it?
Steve Johnson, S.M.
When What We Know Outstrips What We Can Do
Our genes contain information that scientists hope will help in the treatment of many diseases. Huntington's dissease provides a window on the choices we face as medicine increases our ability to intervene in human genetics.
Margaret R. McLean
Cloning: Just Because We Can, Should We?
"If we can, we will" is a dangerous motto for medicine.
Margaret Mclean
Cheating Themselves
A discussion of why students cheat and what academicians can do to discourage it.
Miriam Schulman
Law of Advanced Directives
Legal Documents Can Ease End-of-Life Decisions
Karen Markus
Confronting the Ultimate Questions
Advance Directives give patients a voice when they can't speak for themselves.
Margaret McLean
Affirmative Action or Negative Action
A different way to frame the debate over race-based preference.
Miriam Schulman
Immigration: Is Exclusion Just?
Ethics and illegal immigration.
Manuel Velasquez
Is Exclusion Just: Martin Cook Replies
A reply to Manuel Velasquez's article on illegal immigration.
Martin Cook
Good Start
How businesses can incorporate ethics from the start-up phase.
Kirk O. Hanson
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes?
An exploration of the ethics of genetically modified foods.
Miriam Schulman
Leadership Ethics
Resources from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics on leadership ethics, particularly in the business, nonprofit, and government sectors
What is Leadership Ethics?
An introduction to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics' approach
Ann Skeet
Conscience in Catholicism: Rights, Responsibilities, and Institutional Policies
Summary of a 2014 conference
Brian Green
The Brown Act: Open Government and Ethics
Attorney Joan Cassman explains the theory and practice behind California?s open meetings law
Miriam Schulman
The Brown Act: Traps for the Unwary
Materials from the Public Sector Roundtable on California?s open meetings law
Campaign Ethics
A current member of the university's Associated Student's group balances her work and running for President for the new term.
Kori Lennon
A Sustainable China
Summary of a talk by Baocheng Liu about sustainability and corporate social responsibility in China.
Margaret Steen
Business Practices in China
Summary of a panel discussion featuring C.Y. Wang, Lisa Chen, David Chen, and Michael McCune on managing ethical risk in China.
Margaret Steen
Creating an Ethical Culture in Silicon Valley and Beyond
Unique pressures on business ethics in Silicon Valley
Margaret Steen
Investigating Possible Wrongdoing: Internal vs. External Investigations
Best practices for companies investigating corruption and other violations
Margaret Steen
Goodell's Leadership: NFL Commissioner Fumbled Domestic Violence
How league could have provided leadership on domestic abuse
Ann Skeet
Digital Journalism Ethics Resources for Newsrooms and Classrooms
Videos, articles, and questions about online journalism ethics for use by teachers and trainers
Environmental Ethics and Agriculture
Ethical issues raised by the cultivation of crops, especially regarding water and pesticide use
Javen Kizzart and Sulaiman Shelton
Ethical Considerations in Campaign Communications
Public Sector Roundtable proceedings on campaign ethics
Fostering Conscience and Moral Character through Classroom Teaching
Darcia Narvaez, director of the Collaborative for Ethical Education at Notre Dame University, discusses how character education forms conscience.
Brian Green
Conscience, Edward Snowden, and the Internet
David DeCosse, director of Campus Ethics, and Irina Raicu, director of Internet Ethics, explore whether Edward Snowden's actions constituted civil disobedience.
Brian Green
Ethics Tips for Data Journalists
Suggestions for integrity-checking data journalism
Conscience
Articles, podcasts, and other materials on the role of conscience in many fields from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
When Do Startups Have to Grow Up and Embrace Diversity?
Do startups get a ?pass? on creating diversity in their rapidly growing staffs? If so, for how long? Second, at what point do startups owe the public transparency about their worker diversity?
The Right to Be Forgotten or the Right to Edit
A ruling by the European Court of Justice sparks an international discussion of whether people have the right to eliminate items about themselves from search engine results.
Irina Raicu
Betting on the Death of Employees
Increasingly, companies are taking out insurance policies on the lives of their employees, and keeping the proceeds when they die. Is this practice unethical?
Kirk O. Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Pondering Your Worst Nightmare to Aid Ethical Decision-Making
At the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Boris Feldman helped participants explore the ethical problems that can arise in some particularly thorny situations.
Margaret Steen
Hashtag Activism: The Ethics of Online Campaigns
Video interview about #BringBackOurGirls and #YesAllWomen and what these campaigns bode for political activism
Irina Raicu and Miriam Schulman
Doing Business in China: Cultural and Legal Issues
Advice for U.S. businesses establishing themselves in China
Jim O'Toole and Leslie Yuen
Doing Business in China: Exploring Securities Fraud
When companies in China seem too good to be true
Jim O'Toole and Carson Block
Another Hoop for Job Applicants to Jump Through
The online retailer Zappos has removed all traditional job postings and is requiring applicants to join and participate on the company's social network. Is this an abuse of power?
Kirk O. Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
From Global Ethic to Ethical Decision Making
How to move from commonly shared ethical principles to ethical action in government and business
Kirk O. Hanson
General Solicitation and Startup Fundraising
The SEC recently lifted the ban on general solicitation, meaning companies can now public advertise that they are seeking money. What affect will this have on startups and investors?
Elizabeth Powers, Joe Schmid, and Martin Zwilling
Responsible Innovation in the Age of Big Data
Confessions of a "recovering" data broker
James Adler
Should Executives be allowed to be on Social Media?
A recent incident involving PayPal and a disgruntled (and former) executive prompts an evaluation of corporate thinking on social media.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Music and Ethics
Panel discussion on the effect of music on our ethical sensibilities and judgments
Developing Compassion
Factors that correlate with compassion among undergraduates
Erin Callister and Tom Plante
Financial Professionals and Fairness
The tug of war over values in the aftermath of the financial crisis
The Board's Role in an Ethical Culture
A video conversation on tone at the top.
Jim Balassone, Catherine Lego
Paying Employees to Quit
Paying dissatisfied employees to quit is becoming increasingly common. Is this a policy that should be embraced?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Fostering Conscience and Moral Character in the Classroom
Director of the Collaboration for Ethical Education at Notre Dame discusses integrative ethical education
Darcia Narvaez
Unlimited Vacation Time: Best Practice or Cost Cutting Measure?
At first glance, unlimited vacation hours seem only to benefit employees, but recent research suggests there are other motives in play.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Retraining vs. Hiring Aborad
Do tech firms have an obligation to hire Americans over foreign talent?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Rethinking Corporate Policy Toward Whistleblowers
In light of Edward Snowden's NSA revelations: should companies leave room for principled whistleblowing on specific issues?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
When to Step Down from the Board
At what point is a board member ethically obligated to step aside?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Does Sincerity Matter in Public Apologies?
Assuming the campaign orchestrated against Apple is trumped up, is it acceptable for Apple to act like it has done something wrong and apologize, or even obligatory in order to protect shareholders?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Respecting User Privacy Despite Profiting From It
Given the value of "big data" to Google, company managers face a dilemma in determining where to draw the line between data they should collect and data that violates privacy.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Balancing Corporate Giving With Employee Perks
In tight economic times, how high of a priority should companies grant corporate citizenry relative to other expenses?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Transhumanism, Ethics, and the Internet
Report on the Transhuman Visions conference, focusing on the ethics of extending and enhancing human life.
Brian Green
Ethics for App Makers
Video of a talk by SCU Philosophy Professor Shannon Vallor at Renaissance 2014
Shannon Vallor
Women Speak for Themselves: Conscience and the New Catholic Feminism
Summary of a talk by Helen Alvare, professor of law at George Mason University, on the controversy between the HHS contraceptive coverage mandate and appeals to stop the mandate in the name of religious freedom and conscience.
Brian Green
A Story of Conscience and its Consequences
Summary of a talk by Roy Bourgeois, laicized Maryknoll Catholic priest, on how conscience eventually led to his dismissal from the priesthood for advocating for the ordination of women.
Brian Green
Social Media and Government Ethics: Issues and Challenges
A video conversation about positive and negative impacts of social media on government
David Vossbrink and Miriam Schulman
The Six Ethical Dilemmas Every Business Professional Faces
Video of a talk delivered at Bentley University as the Verizon Visiting Professor of Business Ethics address
Kirk O. Hanson
How Multitasking Affects Ethics
Clifford Nass discusses the long-term effects of multitasking and social networking on attention spans.
Margaret Steen
Allocating Resources: A Wicked Problem
Planning for the ethical dilemmas that arise in a medical disaster
Margaret R. McLean
The Whistle-Blower's Quandary: Fairness or Loyalty
Different values motivate workers who blow the whistle and those who don't
James O'Toole
The Intersection of Corporate Law and Ethics
Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery John W. Noble explores how laws, regulations, and ethical principles work together in corporate governance.
Margaret Steen
Anatomy of a White Collar Crime
Former Federal Prosecutor Hank Shea talks with Steve Brown, a Missouri state legislator who lost his seat and his law license for a conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Margaret Steen
Ethical Issues for Political Candidates
Concerns for voters and pointers for candidates on how to run an ethical campaign from experienced political consultants
Carrie Jaffe-Pickett
Is Biological Evolution Compatible With a Moral Conscience?
Summary of a talk by Francisco Ayala arguing that evolution makes humans capable of having a conscience.
Brian Green
Dealing With Disaster: The Ethical Challenges
Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg discusses the ethics of disaster relief compensation
Kenneth Feinberg
Is Biological Evolution Compatible With a Moral Conscience? (Podcast)
Biologist and philosopher Francisco Ayala addresses the question, Can we still retain a notion of moral conscience in the face of the findings and claims of evolutionary biology?
Francisco Ayala
The Ethics of Online Price Discrimination
Panel Discussion on differential pricing
Kirthi Kalyanam, Eric Goldman, Ashkan Soltani
Ethics of Online Price Discrimination (Podcast)
A panel discussion with Eric Goldman, SCU professor of law and director of the High Tech Law Institute; Kirthi Kalyanam, J.C. Penney Research Professor and director of the SCU Retail Management Institute; and Ashkan Soltani, independent researcher and affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University.
Eric Goldman, Kirthi Kalyanam, Ashkan Soltani
A Call to Moral Theologians: Biotech Needs More Attention
Essay on a talk by William Hurlbut, former member of the President's Council on Bioethics, sponsored by the Ethics Center
Brian Green
Stem Cells, Cloning, and Conscience (Podcast)
Former member of the President's Council on Bioethics, William Hurlbut's talk on the role of technology, especially biotechnology, in the modern world, and the ethical impact of that technological power on our society.
William B. Hurlbut
Stem Cells, Cloning, and the Conscience of a Nation
William Hurlbut of Stanford University discusses ethical issues surrounding new stem cell technologies and human cloning.
Brian Green
Robot Morality: Can a Machine Have a Conscience
George Lucas of the Naval Postgraduate School discusses the ethics of giving autonomous military robots the authority to kill
Brian Green
Make Hay
Ethical questions Americans should ask themselves about balancing privacy and security
Irina Raicu
Transforming An Organization's Ethical Culture
Video interview with Greg Coplans, executive vide president of Hitachi Data Systems
Working From Home: Ethical Concerns
Video interview with Patty Woolcock, executive director of the California Strategic Human Resources Partnership
Pope Francis, Reform in the Church, and Organizational Ethics (Podcast)
Center Visiting Scholar Thomas Reese, S.J., analyzes new directions in the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis
It May Be Legal, but Is it Ethical? (Video)
A discussion distinguishing law and ethics in public sector decision making.
Joan Cassman and JoAnne Speers
What Government Officials Can Do to Raise the Ethical Issues
Tools for making ethics part of the decision making process in government
Joan Cassman and JoAnne Speers
It May Be Legal, but Is it Ethical?
Meeting of the Government Ethics Roundtable, August 2013
Law and Ethics in Public Service
Joan Cassman, attorney, and JoAnne Speers, executive director of the Institute for Local Government, distinguish between law and ethics
Carrie Jaffe-Pickett
Children as Patients: Fairness in Organ Transplantation
The case of 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan raises questions about the process for determining who should get scarce organs for transplant.
Ryan Holmes
Ethics and Space: Our Responsibility to the Truly Other Other
A Christian perspective on space exploration
Margaret R. McLean
Restorative Justice in Schools
An approach to bullying and other school problems that focuses on developing empathy for both the harmed and the harmer and reintegrating the harmer into the community
Carrie Jaffe-Pickett
Catholic Heroes of Conscience (Podcast)
Catherine Wolff shares from her new book, Not Less Than Everything, which features stories of Catholics who appealed to conscience.
Catherine Wolff
Material Evaluation Sheets: Ethical Considerations for Selecting Building Materials
Evaluation of the environmental and ethical impact of various building materials
Allie Sibole
Ethics Decathlon: The Solar Decathlon Judging Categories Viewed Ethically
Ethical analysis of the categories used in judging the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon
Allie Sibole
Working With Communities to Develop an Equitable Solar Future
Reflection on the importance of access to solar power by low-income communities
Melissa Giorgi
The Cost of Dying and Moral Choices at the End of Life
Podcast of a talk on the ethics of end-of-life decision making
Lisa Krieger
Facebook's Mobile Home Ignores Context
The ubiquity of Facebook's "home" feature may draw attention to itself when it's most disruptive and least appropriate
Irina Raicu
Who Can Deliver the Journalism We Need in the Digital Public Square?
A historical review of media independence and the impact of digital technology on journalism
Todd Gitlin
The Future of Digital Journalism in the Public Square
The head of Google News looks at how the openness of new media present opportunities for a better informed public
Richard Gingras
Cultivating Diversity Across Race, Class, Gender, Generation, and Geography
Media diversity must include race, class, gender, generation, and geography.
Martin Reynolds
Curating and Promoting News Important to Civil Society
The director of Editorial Operations at Yahoo! explores what readers want to know and what they need to know
Anthony Moor
Can Technical Solutions Protect Free and Informed Debate in the Public Square?
The chief knowledge officer of the MIT Media Lab demonstrates projects addressing media literacy, crowd-sourced and database journalism.
Henry Holzman
Cyber Security and the Obligations of Companies
Ken Baylor, an expert on IT security and regulatory compliance, addresses the reality of cyber security in 2013.
Margaret Steen
Privacy and Innovation
Travis LeBlanc, special assistant attorney general of California, and Irina Raicu, Internet Ethics Program Manager at the Ethics Center discuss whether privacy concerns must stifle innovation.
Margaret Steen
It's Not About You
Center executive director addresses the 2013 graduates of University of Portland.
Kirk Hanson
Mobile Technology and Social Media - Ethical Implications
In emerging markets in particular, mobile devices and social media have become "life tools" used for telemedicine, banking, education, communication, and more. These developments give rise to new ethical challenges.
Radha Basu
The Ethical Dilemma of BYOD
As people increasingly bring their own (mostly mobile) devices into the workplace, and use them for both personal and professional activities, new challenges arise--for the employees as well as their employers. Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of VMware, discusses some of the implications of BYOD for data security and personal privacy.
Pat Gelsiger
The Disconnect: Accountability and Consequences Online
A discussion of the breakdown among responsibility, accountability, and consequences in the online world, as demonstrated by some digital media coverage.
Stephen Luczo
The Need for Accuracy Online
There's a gap between what Internet users expect to receive (i.e. factual and accurate information) and what they too often get instead. Is it the user's responsibility to judge which sources to access on the Web? Do the publishers have a duty to strive to be accurate?
Charles
Privacy Tradeoffs Online
NetApp's Executive Chairman Dan Warmenhoven discusses the development of GPS-tracking technology and the ethical issues associated with the aggregation of GPS data into large databases.
Dan Warmenhoven
Catholic School Standards and Character Education
Lorraine Ozar, director of the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness, outlines the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools
Miriam Schulman
Do Honor Codes Work?
Gary Pavela, director of academic integrity at Syracuse University, explores the evidence.
Miriam Schulman
Privacy by Design: An Engineering Ethics Perspective
Video of a panel discussion one "baking privacy into" products
Ben Adida,Brian Kennish,Arvind Narayanan,Irina Rai
History and Role of the Delaware Court of Chancery
Sam Glasscock, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, explains why Delaware corporate law has become a U.S. Standard.
Nexus of the Law and Ethics
Joseph Grundfest, professor of law and business at the Stanford Law School, a key to ethical decision making is determining what is smart.
Legitimate Role of Whistleblowers in an Organization
Video of a conversation with Hank Shea, former federal prosecutor and professor of law at St. Thomas University
Hank Shea
How to Navigate Your Way Out of No Man's Land With Ethics
Using your moral compass to improve your company's performance
Dan Crawford
Talking Turkey: A Case Study on Government Ethics
When a mayor participates in soliciting donations for a local foodbank, is he giving merchants the impression that they can't say no?
Judy Nadler
Transparency, Trust, and Campaign Finance
FPPC Chair Ann Ravel explores the impact of Citizens United on campaign finance in California
Miriam Schulman
When Things Go Wrong in China
Summary of a panel on the FCPA featuring Chris Forrester, Morrison & Foerster, and Randy Gausman, former CFO of Rae Systems
Margaret Steen
Lessons on Ethics and Compliance in China
Five takeaways from a meeting on Business Ethics in China
Margaret Steen
Ethics in High Pressure Campaigns
Podcast of a Commonwealth Club discussion featuring Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson
Kirk Hanson
Five Ethical Choices You Will Need to Make in College
Based on news stories of the past year, ethical issues that students will need to face
Miriam Schulman
How Ethics Can Help You Land a Job
Hiring managers look for respect, responsibility, honesty
Miriam Schulman
Sports Ethics: Mapping the Issues
An outline of key issues in professional, college, and youth sports
Kirk O. Hanson, Matt Savage
What Role Does Ethics Play in Sports?
Distinguishing between gamesmanship and sportsmanship
Kirk O. Hanson, Matt Savage
Ethics in Professional Sports
An exploration of issues such as cheating, health and safety, and being a role model
Kirk O. Hanson ,Matt Savage
Ethics in College Sports
Are college sports compatible with the goals of higher education?
Kirk O. Hanson, Matt Savage
Ethics in Youth Sports
Ethical issues for players, coaches, and parents
Kirk O. Hanson, Matt Savage
Patterns of Fraud in the Chinese Market
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Executive Director Kirk Hanson talks with Jacqueline Fan, a partner at Ernst & Young, about corruption, bribery, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She identifies supply chain problems, financial statement fraud, and the rapid transition in the economy as ethical challenges when doing business in China.
Jacqueline Fan
U.S. and China: Are Their Values Really Different?
David Chen, vice president for China Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft, and Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, discuss differing perspectives on intellectual property, piracy, and creating value.
David Chen
Identifying Fraudulent Companies in China
Carson Block, research director of Muddywaters, talks with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics about ethical issues such as fraud, conflicts of interest, executive pay, and cozy relations with auditors and how these problems manifest in China.
Carson Block
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Case Study
Randall Gausman, former CFO of Rae Systems, talks with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, about the steps he took when he became aware of FCPA violations in a joint venture with China.
Randall Gausman
Privacy Protection: A Quiz
How much do you know about privacy? Try this quiz.
Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
Are Attitudes About Privacy Changing?
Multi-generational approaches to privacy
Irina Raicu
Information About You = $
How Internet companies provide personal data to advertisers
Irina Raicu
How To Protect Your Online Privacy
Tips and links
Irina Raicu
Human Cost of Computer Errors
Inaccurate databases harm consumers
Michael McFarland, S.J.
Unauthorized Transmission and Use of Personal Data
Ethical problems with using data for purposes other than the original
Michael McFarland, S.J.
Data Matching: Some Ethical Considerations
Lack of due process and consent raise problems
Michael McFarland, S.J.
Privacy and Balancing Institutional Power With Individual Freedom
Monitoring of citizens by government and employees by employers threatens individual rights
Michael McFarland, S.J.
Privacy and the Law
A review of common law privacy protection, the Constitutional right to privacy, and privacy legislation
Michael McFarland, S.J.
Privacy Norms
Guidelines on protecting individual privacy
Michael McFarland, S.J.
Sustainable Design in Ghana: An Ethical Reflection
Report on a student project to design an affordable, durable, sustainable, and socially acceptable house for Ghana
Nathan Rogers, SCU '12, and Matt Jensen, SCU '12
Investigation: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Against the background of financial scandals and the recent economic collapse, companies are under increasing scrutiny and are facing real risks in terms of regulatory action that can impair their ability to conduct business, according to Craig Martin, a partner at Morrison & Forester. Martin and Catherine Madrid, a partner at Ernst & Young, talk with Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson about the role of internal investigations as one of the affirmative steps companies can take to make sure they are in compliances with the law.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Engineering Ethics (Video)
Why ethics is important for engineers.
Michael McFarland S.J, Irina Raicu
Chief Legal Officer in the New Reality
The role of corporate counsel in the company's ethical culture
Miriam Schulman
Ethical Meltdown: Red Flags for Boards of Directors
Ethical Meltdown: Red Flags for Boards of Directors
Jim Balassone
Ten New Rules for Elected Officials in Times of Economic Meltdown
Senior adviser to the International City/County Management Association advises public servants to focus on the core.
Frank Benest
Citizens United (podcast)
Bradley Joondeph, Associate Professor of Law at SCU, leads a discussion on the impact of the Supreme Court decision, "Citizens United," on American elections.
Brad Joondeph
What is Business Ethics? A Video Introduction
Markkula Ethics Center Director covers basic concepts in business ethics
Kirk O. Hanson
Football, Concussions, and Character (podcast)
Fox Sports analyst Pereira explores whether the rules have caught up with the game of football
Mike Pereira
Sexual Assault on College Campuses
A review of effective sexual assault policies with Michael McFarland, former president of College of the Holy Cross
Miriam Schulman
Football, Concussions, and Character
Fox Sports analyst Mike Pereira comments on changing the culture of football to prevent injuries
Miriam Schulman
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Ethical Challenges for Local Government
Cities debate the best way to deal with medical marijuana
Miriam Schulman
Corporate Governance and Ethics: Conversations with the Delaware Court
Video interviews with justices from the Delaware Court of Chancery and Supreme Court
Survival Guide for Thinking Catholics
A talk on conscience and the Roman Catholic life
Thomas Reese, S.J., Miriam Schulman
Body Image in Sports: What No One Seems to be Talking About
The problem of eating disorders for college athletes
Matt Savage
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Ethical Challenges for Cities
Ethical questions for municipal officials on allowing, siting, and monitoring medical marijuana dispensaries
Ethics and Venture Capital
Franklin "Pitch" Johnson, co-founder of Asset Management, reflects on ethical challenges for start-ups and venture funds
Miriam Schulman
Keeping Track of Mom: Motion Sensor-Based Monitoring
Ethical challenges in using motion sensor-based technology to monitor the elderly
Courtenay Bruce
Four Ethical Questions You Should Ask Yourself About Sex
Issues for college students to consider about the place of sex in their lives
Miriam Schulman
Coming to Grips with Guilt
A white collar felon describes how arrogance, greed, and resentment led to his crime.
Mark Faris, Hank Shea, Kirk O. Hanson
E-mania: Ethical Approaches to E-mail Overload
E-mail behavior raises questions about how we treat each other and how we treat common resources.
Miriam Schulman
Ethical Risk Assessment: Crisis-prone or Crisis-prepared
Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson and SCU Assistant Professor of Management Shawn Berman describe a risk-assessment tool.
Anne Federwisch
Present and Future of Social Networking
A panel exploring the ethical and social implications of social networking technology.
John Squires, Kaitlin Thompson, Shannon Vallor, Ma
Sustaining Ernst & Young's Ethical Culture
Susan Sweet describes EYs process developing their Americas ethics program for more than 35,000 employees in North, Central and South America, Mexico, Israel, and Canada.
Anne Federwisch
Reconstituting the Ethical Culture at Hewlett Packard
Summary of a presentation by Hewlett-Packard Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Jon Hoak on steps the company took to renew their commitment to ethics after the pretexting scandal.
Miriam Schulman
Business Ethics, Fiduciary Responsibilities, and the Law
A conversation with J. Travis Laster, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, about the fiduciary duties of corporations. Interviewed by Ethics Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson, Laster discusses the role of incorporation in regulating business, whether fiduciary responsibilities extend beyond the shareholders, and how the law can chart a middle course between managers and shareholders.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Board Oversight of Compliance and Business Conduct Programs
Three different perspectives on setting the ethical tone of a company from the board level
W. Swenson, B. Finocchio, Jr., A. Muller, C.S. Par
Insolvency, Bankruptcy, and the Board
Practical suggestions for corporate board members on the ethical aspects of insolvency and bankruptcy
Tim Harris, partner, Morrison & Foerster
Taking Your Code to China
Why it is so difficult to apply Western companies' codes of conduct in China, and what the most successful companies are doing to make it work.
Kirk O. Hanson and Stephan Rothlin
Risk Oversight: A View From the Audit Committee
Video and PowerPoint slides from a presentation on risk
Robert Finocchio, Jim Balassone, et al
Internal Audit, Partner in Ethics
Chief legal officer of Millennium Management discusses making internal audit an integral part of an organization's ethical culture
Kirk Hanson, Simon Lorne
Fiduciary Duty vs. Shareholder Empowerment
A three part video interview on corporate governance issues with Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court Myron Steele
Myron Steele, Kirk Hanson
Entrepreneurship and Microfinance (video)
Matt Flannery, CEO and cofounder of the microfinance organization Kiva, spoke in the 2011-12 High Tech Ethics and Law series.
Matt Flannery
Ethics Codes and Other Resources for Journalists
Bibliography of online resources
Budgeting in a Time of Fiscal Crisis
San Jose City Councilmember Sam Liccardo lays out the ethical issues for public officials when they must make difficult budget decisions.
Miriam Schulman
Inattention Is an Ethical Problem
Report on a talk on multi-tasking by Daniel Siciliano and Katharine Martin
Miriam Schulman
Navigating the Minefield of Social Media
Sr. Mary Angela Shaughnessy explores cyberbullying, friending, and other social media topics for teachers.
Miriam Schulman
Ethics and Your First Job in Business (video)
Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, talks with Meghan Skarzinski, a senior finance major at Santa Clara University and a Hackworth Fellow at the Ethics Center, about how to put values to work in business.
Kirk O. Hanson and Meghan Skarzynski
Ethics, Gifts, and Public Officials
A video conversation on gifts to public officials and public agencies.
Roman Porter, Michael Martello, Melinda Hamilton,
My Life as an Engineer: The Search for Integrity
Adobe co-founder Charles (Chuck) Geschke reflects on the influence of Jesuit education and ethics on the continuing journey of his life.
Charles (Chuck) Geschke
Evolving Vaccine Trials: Adaptive Informed Consent in the Global Context
Challenges of insuring that participants in the developing world understand clinical trials and consent freely
Brenda Everling
Ethics and the Wild
Reflections on Jack London's "Call of the Wild," and what it has to teach us about the environment
David DeCosse and Emily Hawley
How to Fire Your Mother
When a company must downsize, management faces tough decisions. Nearbuy Systems CEO Byran Wargo and CFO Kevin Beals talk about the painful choices they faced, including the need to let go of the CEO's mother.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Video Games and the Future
Visionary game designer Jane McGonigal talks about how to harness games to solve real-world problems
Jane McGonigal interviewed by Chad Raphael
Business and Human Rights
A discussion of the UN's "Protect-Respect-Remedy Framework" for companies and governments addressing human rights issues.
Thinking Ethically About MRSA
A set of materials on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus for high school and college coaches, trainers, and athletic directors
Doing Business in Asia: The Ethical Challenges
Remarks from the seminar, "Worlds in Collision? East Meets West: Doing Business and Investing in Asia"
Kirk O. Hanson
More Than I Could Ever Describe: Gender, Culture, India
An SCU student spends a year living in an orphanage in India
Sarah Bradley
Corporate Governance
Three perspectives on governance from the Center conference, "The Accountable Corporation."
Tom McCoy, Katharine Martin, Stephen F. Diamond
Managing Moral Responsibility for Product Use
Dirksen Professor of Business Ethics Manuel Velasquez asks the question, Is a company responsible for the uses to which customers put its products?
Miriam Schulman
Thinking Ethically about MRSA
Combatting MRSA, a virulent, antibiotic-resistant staph infection, is a serious medical challenge for coaches and trainers. Spread mostly by skin-to-skin contact, the bacteria can easily be passed from one player to another on the field or in the locker room. But implementing best practices for preventing the infection also has an ethical side: It takes moral courage to bench a star player because he or she is infected.
Law and the Catholic School
Review of a talk on Catholic schools and the law by Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, presented at the 2010 Catholic Principals Institute
Miriam Schulman
War Against Corruption
Ethical challenges for companies doing business abroad. Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, interviews Rob Weisberg, Global Ethics Officer, Nokia Siemens Networks.
Conscious Capitalism
There is a form of capitalism that actually is virtuous. Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, interviews James O'Toole, Professor of Ethics at Daniels School of Business on conscious capitalism.
Ethical Challenges of Doing Business in China
Kirk Hanson interviews Stephan Rothlin on the challenges of doing business in China
Tomando una decision etica
Metodologia para la toma decisiones eticas del Centro de Eticas Aplicadas Markkula.
HIV Vaccine Development: A Call for Justice
The case for vaccine development as the best approach to the HIV/AIDS pandemic
Erin Cleveland
Taking Stock of Neglected Diseases
Only 10 percent of global health research is dedicated to conditions responsible for 90 percent of the worldwide burden of disease.
Kari Kjos
Developing a Code of Ethics for Student Government: How-to guide
This How-To Guide outlines strategies to effectively develop and implement a code of ethics and values for your student government.
Daniel Solomon
Insider Trading Enforcement
A definition of insider trading and tips on preventing the problem
Miriam Schulman
What Really Went Wrong With Enron? A Culture of Evil?
A panel of Santa Clara University Business Ethicists reflect on the reasons behind the Enron scandal.
Business Ethicists Panel
Lessons from the Enron Scandal
An interview with Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson.
Kirk O. Hanson
Link Between Moral and Market Values
Market value accounting and fraud.
William K. Black
Curbing Corruption Around the Globe
Summary of a presentation by Glenn Ware, chief investigative counselor for the World Bank, on the bank's Department of Institutional Integrity
Anne Federwisch
Encouraging Internal Whistleblowing (And More!)
An update on how organizations can set up mechanisms to identify wrongdoing
Carl R. Oliver and Francis J. Daly
Exploring Ethical Lapses During the Rite Aid Crisis
Former Rite Aid COO and interim CEO Timothy Noonan gives a frank account of an ethical lapse that he wished he had avoided
Anne Federwisch
Safety, Corporate Responsibility, and the Oil Spill
Lessons from the oil spill on managing corporate behavior
Kirk O. Hanson
Associated Student Government Code of Ethics and Values
Basic standards of ethical behavior for personal and professional life signed by all members of the SCU student government
Daniel Solomon
Civility in a Fractured Society
Talk given on April 6, 2010. James Leach, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities and former Republican Congressman from Iowa
Organ Transplantation: Protecting Donor Dignity
An exploration of organ transplantation after cardiac death
Margaret R. McLean
Gifts to Lawmakers and Public Employees: Evolving Policies
The director of the California Fair Political Practices Commission and government officials discuss behested payments, transparency, and gift policies
Yael Dayan
Yael Dayan's biography.
Reducing the Risk of White Collar Crime (video)
Former federal prosecutor discusses preventing corporate wrongdoing
Hank Shea
An Introduction to Caritas in Veritate
An outline of the key themes of the papal ecyclical on economic issues
Kirk O. Hanson
Web 1 and 2: Ethical Issues for Government Officials
A look at access and transparency issues created by the use of social media by public servants
Minds for Sale: Ubiquitous Human Computing and the Future of the Internet
Report on a talk by Jonathan Zittrain on crowdsourcing
Social Justice
Reflection questions address, "What do we mean when we talk about social justice?"
Noelle Lopez
Memory and the Web
We live in a period where it appears that everything from our fleeting thoughts and casual pictures to our professional output is being stored somehow, somewhere, on the web. In this talk, Dr. Bowker questions the reality of the web being a 'mirror' of society and discusses the ethics and morality of web memory.
Future of International Criminal Justice
A talk by M. Cherif Bassiouni, Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law and Nobel Prize nominee for his work on the creation of the International Criminal Court.
Parable of the Good Samaritan as a Model of the Modern Business Executive
A talk and discussion with Father Max Oliva, S.J., MBA visiting scholar at the Markkula Center for APplied Ethics.
Protecting Personal Identities Online
On-line networking sites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace, allow friends, acquaintances and/or professionals to connect and communicate with each other and have become an essential part of many people's daily lives. While most of these communications and interactions enrich our lives and enhance our business productivity, sometimes they can become problematic, especially when inappropriate or harmful information is published online. Erika Rottenberg, General Counsel of LinkedIn, a professional networking site with over 34 million members, representing 170 industries in 200 countries, will talk about opportunities and pitfalls posed by on-line networking sites and how we can be smart users of the sites.
Perspectives on Cognitive Enhancement
Hank Greely, professor of law at Stanford University, and the Emerging Issues Group at the Ethics Center look at the ethics of taking brain-boosting drugs.
Dignity of Being Human
An exploration of Catholic approaches to artificial nutrition and hydration (in "Health Progress).
Gerald D. Coleman, SS; Margaret R. McLean; Joan Ma
An autobiography of your relationship with the Earth
Lesson 1 in the environmental ethics short course asks students to tell the story of their experiences, emotions, and commitments to the Earth
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
Distinctiveness of environmental ethics
Lesson 2 in the environmental ethics short course shows the connection between environmental ethics and personal or social ethics
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
Using ethical principles in moral reasoning about the environment
Lesson 3 in the environmental short course reviews justice and sustainability; sufficiency and compassion; solidarity and participation.
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
Ethical Dimension of Sustainability
Lesson 4 in the environmental ethics short course offers a definition of sustainability and its relationship to justice
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
Environmental Justice
Lesson 5 in the environmental ethics short course explores the impact of environmental degradation on low income communities and the right to a clean environment
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
Environmental Virtue Ethics
Lesson 6 in the environmental ethics short course describes the classic virtues in light on the environmental crisis and describes how to cultivate new environmental virtues.
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
Role of Science in Environmental Ethics
Lesson 7 in the environmental ethics short course looks at the relationship of scienceparticularly ecologyto environmental ethics.
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
Precaution and the responsibility principle
Lesson 8 in the environmental ethics short course examines the idea that decision-making in relation to potentially catastrophic environmental risks demands a special precautionary approach
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
Climate ethics
Lesson 9 in the environmental ethics short course confronts climate disruption
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
Religious environmental ethics
Lesson 10 in the environmental ethics short course looks at the idea that the Earth has religious significance and that humans have religious obligations to care for its creatures
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
Eating and agricultural ethics
Lesson 11 in the environmental ethics short course explores food in an ethical context.
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
An environmental ethics decision-making guide
Lesson 12 in the environmental ethics short course introduces an ethical decision making model
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
SCU Engineering Ethics Prize
An annual award to a senior design team for exceptional ethical analysis
Fasting to Create Space
A perspective on Lent
Beth Tellman
Facing Conflicts of Interest in Troubled Times
A seminar co-sponsored by the Ethics Center and Morrison Foerster
Common Grounds, Common Waters: Toward a Water Ethic
Proceedings from a conference held in March 2008 at Santa Clara University
Multiple
Honzel Fellowship in Health Care Ethics
New gift supports undergraduate student in health care and bioethics
Environmental Ethics Fellowships
Fellowship opportunities for Santa Clara University undergradates
Spotlight on the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
An interview with Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson
Making an Ethical Decision
A step-by-step guide to ethical decision making
Palliative Care: An Ethical Obligation
SCU senior honors thesis argues that the principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence require that hospitals, in addition to clinicians, offer palliative care
Stephanie C. Paulus
Can Citizenship Be Earned?
Legal remedies for undocumented immigrants by David DeCosse, Director of campus ethics programs, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
David DeCosse
Financial Bailout Bill
Emerging Issues - Financial Bailout Bill [10/06/2008]
Emerging Issues Group
Do We Have an Obligation to Vote?
An analysis of whether it is possible to make a rational case for the individual's responsibility to vote.
Scott LaBarge, introduced by Judy Nadler
Leading the Technological Good Life
A Web site for students on the intersection of technology and ethics
Environmental Ethics and the Culture of Sustainability at Santa Clara University
An anthropological study of how Santa Clara University students understand, define, and express environmental values as individuals and members of the campus community
Meghan Mooney
Hackworth Research Grant Winners Spring 2008
Hackworth Research Grant Winners, Spring 2008
Immigration: Where Do We Go From Here?
Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano participates in a day of events at SCU focused on immigration and ethics.
Business Ethics in Action: Jesuit Business School Strategies for Engaging Business Executives
An exploration of the distinctive elements of Jesuit business education
Kirk O. Hanson
Culturally Competent Care for Latino Patients: Introduction
An introduction to Culturally Competent Care for Latino Patients
Karen Peterson-Iyer
No-Bid Contracts for Iraqi Oil
Emerging Issues - No-Bid Contracts for Iraqi Oil [7/7/2008]
Emerging Issues Group
Corporate Gatekeepers
Panel focused on inside and outside counsel, audit committees, and other individuals and groups responsible for the ethical conduct of business organizations
K. Hanson, M. Collins, D. Rains, K. Schick
Faith, Sex, and Ethics at Santa Clara University : A Report on the Role of Religion in Student Sexua
A series of interviews with more than 30 Santa Clara University students reveals how faith does or does not inform their sexual ethics.
Jessica Coblentz
FAITH, SEX, & ETHICS AT SANTA CLARA UNIVERISTY
Summaries and reports from a year-long project studying how SCU student attitudes towards sexuality are (or are not) informed by their religious traditions.
Jessica Coblentz
Controversial commencement Speakers
Emerging Issues - Controversial commencement Speakers [5/19/2008]
Emerging Issues Group
Why News Media Must Embrace Online Rules
Online news outlets face ethical challenges when they invite public commentary
Edward Wasserman
On Ethics and Immigration
Arizona Governor looks at ethical issues in developing policy on illegal immigration.
Janet Napolitano
Amnesty and Immigration
Emerging Issues - Amnesty and Immigration [4/28/2008]
Emerging Issues Group
World that Wikipedia Made
A panel discussion on technology, ethics, and the law in the Wikipedia editing model
Conflicts in Physician-Patient Relationships
Chair of the President's Council on Bioethics Edmund Pellegrino discusses the conflicts that can arise between patient autonomy and the personal beliefs of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists
Miriam Schulman
Sexual Ethics Vary Among Catholic Students
SCU senior reports on the results of her research on religion and sexual conducted as a Hackworth Fellow
Jessica Coblentz
Finding the Ethics of a Hook-up Culture
SCU senior advocates more honest communication about sexual ethics
Jessica Coblentz
Politicization of Ethnic Identities and the Common Good in Kenya
A talk delivered for the panel "Kenya, the Common Good, and the Politicization of Ethnic Identities"
Aquiline Tarimo, S.J.
Private lives of Public Officials
Emerging Issues - Private lives of Public Officials [3/31/2008]
Emerging Issues Group
Ethical Issues in Marketing of pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices
Emerging Issues - Ethical Issues in Marketing of pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices [3/17/2008]
Emerging Issues Group
Giving to Charity
Emerging Issues - Giving to Charity [11/27/2007]
Emerging Issues Group
Lobbyists and Politicians : The Ethical Issue
Emerging Issues - Lobbyists and Politicians : The Ethical Issue [3/3/2008]
Emerging Issues Group
Media Objectivity
Emerging Issues - Media Objectivity [11/1/2007]
Emerging Issues Group
Race and Gender in the Race for the Preseidency
Emerging Issues - Race and Gender in the Race for the Preseidency [2/4/2008]
Emerging Issues Group
Religion in the Race for the Presidency
Emerging Issues - Religion in the Race for the Presidency [12/20/2007]
Emerging Issues Group
Academic Freedom and Religious Freedom
An exploration of academic freedom in the religious university and religious freedom in the public university.
Robert M. O'Neil
Business Ethics in the Chinese Context
Director of the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing Stephan Rothlin talks about progress and challenges.
Miriam Schulman
Introduction to Culturally Competent Care
Background on how cultural differences affect the provision of care in a clinical setting
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Culturally Competent Care for Muslim Patients: Introduction to Cases and Reflections
Background on the specific ethical issues involved in providing culturally competent care to Muslim patients.
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Putting Away the Gifts
The Center's senior fellow in government ethics recommends a no-gifts policy for public officials.
Judy Nadler
Ethics, Doping, and the Future of Cycling: A Talk by Greg LeMond
Three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond speaks on doping problems in the sport, Feb. 17, 2008
Hackworth Research Grant Winners Fall 2007
Hackworth Research Grant Winners Fall 2007
Hackworth Research Grant Winners Fall 2007
Hackworth Research Grant Winners, Fall 2007
Santa Clara University - A Brief History of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Photos and highlights of Center programs and events since 1986
Homosexuality and Religion
SCU students discuss how faith informs their views on homosexuality.
Jessica Coblentz
How You Can Help
Gifts from $50 to $25,000 support Center programs in important ways.
To Cover or Not to Cover: Headscarves and Human Rights
Do women have the right to express their own religious views by choosing either to wear or not to wear a headscarf?
Roujin Mozaffarimehr
Trust Online
A conference on ethical, social, regulatory, and legal aspects of creating trust on the Internet
Sustainability: Reflections on a Smart Imperative
A review of ethical challenges in building a solar house.
James Bickford
Religion, Ethics and Politics in World Affairs
Religion, Ethics and Politics in World Affairs
Green Building
A case study on the construction of Santa Clara University's sustainable building, Kennedy Commons.
Meredith Swineheart
Santa Clara University Student-Athlete Statement Of Values
The vision, mission, and fundamental values for students participating in Bronco athletics.
Sara Overmier, Steve O'Brien, David DeCosse
Practical Sports Ethics
Podcast of a talk by the executive director of Positive Coaching Alliance
Jim Thompson
Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics brings together executives and scholars in a forum designed to increase the members knowledge about effectively managing ethics in business organizations.
Ethics, Autonomy and the Treatment of Tuberculosis in Impoverished Patients in India
Undergraduate research addressing problems in applying the ethical principle of autonomy to contagious disease.
Kelsey Whittier
Virtues and Vices of Open Source
An analysis of the ethical issues surrounding free software.
Eben Moglen
Immigration Policy and Principles of Humanity
Bill Ong Hing analyzes why immigrants come to the United States and ways to integrate immigrants.
Suruchi Bhutani
Unavoidable Ethical Questions About Open Source
Issues confronting the free software movement include how best to promote innovation and the common good.
Business Ethics in China: Challenges and Opportunities
A panel featuring C.S. Park, Seagate Board of Directors; Wing Li, Managing Director, Atelier Capital Corp.; Alan Lee, Co-founder of Forrester Group, Chongbang Holdings; Baocheng Liu, Dean, Sino-French School of International Management, Beijing, China; James OToole, Research Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
Margaret Steen
Four Perspectives on Indian Business Practices
A panel featuring Arvind Bhambri, Associate Professor, USC Marshall School of Business; Pravir Malik, Managing Director, Advisory Service, Business for Social Responsibility; Vic Kulkarni, President and CEO, Sequence Design Inc; P. Christie, S.J., Director, Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai, India.
Margaret Steen
Business Ethics in a Global World: An Introduction to the Issues
CEO of Business for Social Responsibility Aron Cramer offers perspectives on how Chinese and Indian companies apply business ethics.
Margaret Steen
Business Ethics in a Global World: India's Changing Ethics
Marketing professor Jagdish Sheth looks at the new "Asian Century."
Margaret Steen
Medical Ethics Meets Organizational Ethics
Lessons from both clinical and business ethics apply in a hospital context.
Speaking Truth to Power: The Role of the Executive
James O'Toole argues that great leaders encourage candor.
Jennifer Pittman
Transformation of Work
Summary of a presentation by Edward Lawler highlighting findings from his book "The New American Workplace."
Anne Federwisch
Ethical Issues in the Financial Services Industry
Summary of a presentation by Ronald F. Duska and James A. Mitchell on the reasons for ethical lapses in the industry and some ways to protect against them.
Anne Federwisch
Economic Empowerment of Women
A look at the factors affecting women's economic situation worldwide, the benefits of empowerment, and strategies for achieving it.
Almaz Negash
Ethics of Fiction Writing
The author of such novels as "Atticus" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" talks about ethical issues confronting writers.
Ron Hansen
Ethical Challenges Today for Female Athletes
Soccer great Brandi Chastain discusses gender discrimination, work-life balance, and other issues facing women and girls in sports.
Suruchi Bhutani
Assessing for Ethics
Dan Pracher, business development manager for Development Dimensions International, explores how to hire employees who mesh with the ethical culture of the organization.
Anne Federwisch
Ethics of Leaking
How to tell whether a leak is worth publishing--or taking seriously
Kirk O. Hanson and Jerry Ceppos
Hackworth Grants for Student Research in Applied Ethics
Information for Santa Clara University students on applying for ethics research grants.
Hackworth Research Grants for Faculty
Information for Santa Clara University faculty on applying for ethics research grants.
Future of Government Ethics: There's Hope
Senior Fellow in Government Ethics Judy Nadler extends the work of the Center into the classroom.
Miriam Schulman
Codes of Ethics and Values
Access to a wide variety of resources on how cities can develop ethical codes
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Expanding Ethical Research
Hackworth Grants Support Innovative Projects on Ethics
Miriam Schulman
Members of the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership Honored
Business Ethics Magazine names six partner companies to the annual list of 100 best corporate citizens.
Hackworth Grant Winners, Spring 2006
SCU faculty and students receive support for research on criminal justice, environmental ethics, and other topics.
Rallying Behind Reiman
Reflections on the death penalty from the 2006 Student Ethics Research Conference
Anthony J. Colello
Ethics and Databases: Traces of Ourselves
Transcript of a panel discussion with Mitch Kapor, Lotus founder; John Arquilla, Naval Post Graduate School; and S. Leigh Star, SCU Center for Science, Technology and Society
Evolution of Human Rights Norms and Machinery
Bertrand G. Ramcharan, former United Nations High Commissioner, offers his perspectives on the evolution of human rights norms and machinery.
Bertrand G. Ramcharan
New Strategies for Corporate Responsibility
A candid analysis of the potential and limitations of the corporate responsibility movement by U.C. Berkeley Professor David Vogel
Sharleen Sy
Unocal in Burma
Background to a suit in federal court alleging that members of a minority Burmese group had been subjected to relocation, forced labor, torture, murder, and rape on the Yadana pipeline project
Manuel Velasquez
Role of the Audit Committee in Business Ethics
Executives discuss how new standards are changing corporate governance
Tom McCoy, Marty Malone, Susan Wang, Nick Moore
Hackworth Grant Winners Fall 2005

Environmentally Sustainable Building
Talk at the dedication of SCU's Kennedy Commons
Meredith Swinehart
To Boldly Go: Ethical Perspectives on Space Exploration
A stewardship approach to the expansion of human presence into the solar system.
Margaret R. McLean
Teaching Ethics
SCU Philosophy Professor William Prior discusses moral cultivation.
Human Rights and Human Responsibilities: Overlapping Concerns
An argument that rights and responsibilities are not antithetical pursuits.
Thomas Axworthy
Response to Hans Kung's Remarks on Global Ethic and Human Responsibilites
An argument against the creation of a Declaration of Human Responsibilities.
Kathleen Mahoney
On-Line Resources in Government Ethics
Links to articles, codes, and other materials about government ethics programs.
Government Spending Is a Better Measure of our Generosity
The Center's executive director argues that government must be the primary means by which we demonstrate our commitment to social justice. From Explore magazine.
Kirk O. Hanson
Why Heroes Are Important
The impact of role models on the ideals to which we aspire.
Scott LaBarge
Building Democracies in Africa
Former Botswana president discusses country's success and implications for the region.
Ketumile Masire
Is Tolerance Enough: Catholic Universities and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Issues
Comments from an Ethics at Noon presentation.
Michael J. Meyer, Michael Zampelli, S.J.
Listing of Architects by Alphabetical Order

Architects listed by issue

How to Use the Architects of Peace Site

About This Site: Architects of Peace

Presentations from "The Accountable Corporation"
PowerPoint presentations on topics from CSR to executive compensation, to ethical leadership from the Center's 2005 Global Business Ethics Conference
Ida Jackson
Ida Jackson biography
Reverend Jesse Jackson
Reverend Jesse Jackson biography
Bianca Jagger
Bianca Jagger biography
Wei Jingsheng
Wei Jingsheng biography
Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II biography
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. biography
Craig Kielburger
Craig Kielburger biography
Coretta Scott King
Coretta Scott King biography
Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
Dr. Henry A. Kissinger biography
Dr. C. Everett Koop
Dr. C. Everett Koop biography
Ron Kovic
Ron Kovic biography
Phil Lane Jr.
Phil Lane Jr. biography
Richard Leakey
Richard Leakey biography
Maya Lin
Maya Lin biography
Mairead Corrigan Maguire
Mairead Corrigan Maguire biography
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela biography
Rigoberta Menchuú Tum
Rigoberta Menchuú Tum biography
Linus Pauling
Linus Pauling biography
Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres biography
Helen Prejean
Helen Prejean biography
Dith Pran
Dith Pran biography
General Colin Powell
General Colin Powell biography
Leah Rabin
Leah Rabin biography
José Ramos-Horta
José Ramos-Horta biography
Robert Redford
Robert Redford biography
Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson biography
Marla Ruzicka
Marla Ruzicka biography
Jehan Sadat
Jehan Sadat biography
Oscar Arias Sanchez
Oscar Arias Sanchez biography
Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana biography
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg biography
Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa biography
Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher biography
Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher biography
Robert Edward Turner
Robert Edward Turner biography
Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu
Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu biography
Dr. Mahbub ul-Haq
Dr. Mahbub ul-Haq biography
Lech Walesa
Lech Walesa biogrpahy
Alice Walker
Alice Walker biography
Reverend Benjamin Weir
Reverend Benjamin Weir biography
Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel biography
Jody Williams
Jody Williams biography
Jody Williams
Jody Williams biography
Harry Wu
Harry Wu biography
Andrew Young
Andrew Young biography
Muhammad Yunus
Muhammad Yunus biography
Creating a Culture of Ethics in the Public Sector
Remarks on government ethics presented at the World Bank
Judy Nadler
Carlos Santana Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Nelson Mandella Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Rigoberta Menchu Tum Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Cesar Chavez Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Muhammad Yunus Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Andrew Young Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Harry Wu Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An Essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Jody Williams Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Elie Wiesel Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Benjamin Weir Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Alice Walker Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Lech Walesa Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Mahbub Ul-Haq Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Desmond Tutu Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
R. E. Turner Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Margaret Thatcher Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Mother Teresa Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Steven Spielberg Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Oscar Arias Sanchez Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Jehan Sadat Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Marla Ruzicka Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Mary Robinson Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Robert Redford Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
José Ramos-Horta Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Leah Rabin Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Colin Powel Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Dith Pran Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Helen Prejean Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Shimon Peres Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Linus Pauling Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Mairead Corrigan Maguire Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Maya Lin Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Richard Leakey Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Phil Lane, Jr. Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An esay on a life's work of peacemaking form the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Ron Kovic Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
C. Everett Koop Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Henry Kissinger Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Coretta Scott King Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Craig Kielburger Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Ida Jackson Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
John Paul II Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Wei Jingsheng Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Bianca Jagger Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Jesse Jackson Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a lifes work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
David Ho Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Paul Hawken Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Thich Nhat Hanh Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Nadja Halilbegovich Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Billy Graham Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Mikhail Gorbachev Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Jane Goodall Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Leonard George Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Arun Gandhi Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Marian Wright Edelman Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Dalai Lama Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Yael Dayan Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
F. W. de Klerk Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Theo Colburn Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Jimmy Carter Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Geoffrey Canada Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Helen Caldicott Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Lee Butler Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
David Brower Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Sarah Brady Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
James Brady Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Benazir Bhutto Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Harry Belafonte Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace online curriculum.
Joan Baez Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Maya Angelou Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Queen Noor al-Hussein Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Mahnaz Afkhami Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Bella Abzug Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Hafsat Abiola Reflects on Working Towards Peace
An essay on a life's work of peacemaking from the Architects of Peace on-line curriculum.
Resources for Teachers and Students on Hafsat Abiola
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Bella Abzug
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Mahnaz Afkhami
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Noor al-Hussein
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Maya Angelou
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Joan Baez
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Harry Belafonte
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Benazir Bhutto
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on James Brady.
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on David Brower
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Lee Butler
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Helen Caldicott
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Geoffey Canada
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Jimmy Carter
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Caesar Chavez
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Theo Colborn
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Jean-Michel Cousteau
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on The Dalai-Lama
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Yaël Dayan
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on F.W. de Klerk
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Marian Wright Edelman
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Arun Gandhi
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Leonard George
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Jane Goodall
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Mikhail Gorbachev
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Billy Graham
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Nadja Halilbergovich
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Thich Nhat Hanh
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Paul Hawken
Curriculum materials for classroom activities for upper division high school and lower division college students including suggestions on how to prepare, read, explore, write, extend, and find additional resources.
John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on David Ho
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Ida Jackson
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Jesse Jackson
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Bianca Jagger
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Wei Jingsheng
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Pope John Paul II
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Craig Kielburger
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Coretta Scott King
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Henry Kissinger
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Dr. C. Everett Koop
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Ron Kovic
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Phil Lane, Jr.
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Richard Leakey
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Maya Lin
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Mairead Corrigan Maguire
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Nelson Mandella
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Rigoberta Menchu Tum
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Linus Pauling
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Shimon Peres
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Helen Prejean
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Dith Pran
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Colin Powel
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Leah Rabin
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John Farnswoth
Resources for Teachers and Students on José Ramos-Horta
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Robert Redford
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Mary Robinson
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Marla Ruzicka
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Jehan Sadat
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Oscar Arias Sanchez
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Carlos Santana
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Steven Spielberg
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Mother Teresa
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Margaret Thatcher
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on R.E. Turner
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Desmond Tutu
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Mahbub Ul-Haq
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Lech Walesa
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Alice Walker
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Benjamin Weir
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Elie Wiesel
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Jody Williams
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Harry Wu
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Andrew Young
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Muhammad Yunus
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John Farnsoworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Muhammad Yunus
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John Farnsoworth
Faith Seeking Food: Animals, Factory Farms, and Catholic Social Teaching
An argument that Christians must be concerned about the treatment of animals in factory farms.
Jesse Ramirez
Formulas, Virtues, and the Sage: Reflections On Moral Wisdom
A paper from the 2005 SCU Student Ethics Research Conference
Matthew Spencer
Hafsat Abiola
Hafsat Abiola's Biography.
Bella Abzug
Bella Abzug's Biography
Mahnaz Afkhami
Mahnaz Afkhami's Biography.
Queen Noor Al- Hussein
Queen Noor Al-Hussein's Biography.
Maya Angelou
Dr. Maya Angelou's Biography.
Joan Baez
Joan Baez's Biography.
Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte's biography.
Benazir Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto's biography.
Sarah and James Brady
Sarah and James Brady's biography.
David Brower
David Brower's biography.
General Lee Butler
General Lee Butler's biography.
Helen Caldicott
Dr. Helen Caldicott's biography.
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter's biography.
Cesar Chavez
Cezr Chavez's biography.
Theo Colburn
Theo Colburn's biography.
Jean-Michel Cousteau
Jean-Michel Cousteau's biography.
Dalai- Lama
The Dalai-Lama's biography
F.W. de Klerk
F.W.deKlerk's biography.
Marian Wright Edelman
Marian Wright Edelman's biography.
Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa
Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa's biography.
Arun Gandhi
Arun Gandhi's biography.
Chief Leonard George
Chief Leonard George's biography.
Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall's biography.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev's biography.
Reverend Billy Graham
Reverend Billy Graham's biography.
World's Religions: Common Ethical Values
This talk was delivered March 31, 2005, at the opening of the Exhibit on the World's Religions at Santa Clara University.
Hans Kung
Ethics of Governance
Jamil Mahuad's presentation at the symposium "The Ethics of Governance."
Jamil Mahuad
Medical Decision Making for Conserved Patients: When There Is No One to Decide
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics has recommended a pilot study for implementating five recommendations concerning medical decision making for conserved patients.
CEOs: Setting the Ethical Tone
The role of the CEO in setting a company's ethical culture was the focus of a panel at the April 6 meeting of the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership, a program of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and 13 corporations.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Ethics of Human Capital
What specific social responsibilities should businesses assume?
James O'Toole
Silicon Valley Executives Discuss Building an Ethical Organization
These comments are excerpts from presentations at the Ethics Center's third biennial global business Ethics Conference, "The Accountable Corporation," held February 18-19, 2005, on the Santa Clara University campus.
Ned Barnholt, Dan Warmenhoven
Culture Suggests Cheaters Do Prosper
Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson looks at the results of Americans' winner-take-all attitude.
Kirk O. Hanson
Humanitarian Interventions: Asking the Right Questions
What justifies humanitarian intervention?
Almaz Negash
Equal Justice Under Law
These remarks examine how the legal principle of 'equal justice under law' is widely violated in America. The United States holds the most lawyers, but its legal system is among the least adequate when it comes to equal legal assistance.
Deborah Rhode
Diversity and Candor: How Should We Talk About Our Differences
Peter H. Schuck delivered these remarks in line with his book "Diversity in America: Keeping Government at a Safe Distance."
Peter H. Schuck
Ethics, Education, and Political Correctness
A look at how the term "political correctness" is used and what it really means.
Marilyn Edelstein, Ph.D.
Social Evaluation: The Body Shop International 1995 (PDF)
The report presents the results of an independent evaluation of the social practices, performance and impact of The Body Shop International.
Kirk O. Hanson
Accountable Corporation
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and Cisco Systems are sponsoring the third biennial international Santa Clara University Global Conference on Business Ethics in February 2005. The conference is designed to bring together business executives and business ethics teachers and researchers to address several of the major ethical issues facing business organizations.
Santa Clara University and O'Connor Hospital celebrate unique 10-year partnership
September 2004 marked the 10-year anniversary of a unique partnership between O'Connor Hospital and Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Recently, board members and employees from both institutions, together with community leaders, gathered at O'Connor Hospital to celebrate the partnership's anniversary and to reminisce on the grass roots beginnings.
22nd Plenary Session Final Communique (pdf)
The InterAction Council returned in 2004 to Austria, its birth place, for its 22nd Annual Plenary Meeting to help restore moral centrality to world affairs. In this context, the Council considered the state of the world and examined two critical issues: the plight of the world's children and the justifications for military intervention.
The InterAction Council
Action on Behalf of Justice: Student Activism and the Promotion of Justice at Santa Clara University
The following report is a presentation of findings based on qualitative and quantitative research seeking to document the individual and collective experiences of student activists at this University in light of SCU's Jesuit commitment to the "Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice."
Ellen Ritchie
Internet Ethics: An exploration of how students use the Web for research
Miriam Schulman examines the way students use the Web for internet research.
Miriam Schulman
Salvadoran Migration: The Business of Crossing the Border
An SCU student looks at why people leave El Salvador.
Jennifer Re
Ethics Center Activities for 2004-2005
Peer programming, research highlight 2004-05 Ethics Center activities on campus
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Case Study in Social Capital Theory in El Salvador
Using the widely accepted social capital theory, Sonia Mungal suggests reasons why in El Salvador high levels of participation in community activities are not correlated with similarly high levels of voting.
Sonia Mungal
Role of Religion in Global Ethical Leadership
Religious leaders can serve as primary ethical brokers for their societies; that is, individuals, groups of individuals, organizations, or coalitions of organizations which are recognized by the majority of a society to be articulating the primary ethical concerns of that society.
Eric Hanson
Difficulties of Being a Moral Leader in an Unjust World
A real moral leader will hold us to an agenda that demands ridding the world of all important injustices, particularly those from which we benefit.
Jim Sterba
Education in Plato's Republic
This paper examines the two explicit accounts of education in Plato's Republic, and analyzes them in relation to Socrates' own pedagogical method, thereby unveiling the ideals of Socratic education.
Ariel Dillon
Talking to Your Teen
This article highlight suggestions on how to open the lines of communication between parents and teenagers.
Steve Johnson, S.M.
Are we meeting our responsibility to Children? (pdf)
A 2004 high-level IAC report on the plight of children, concluding with specific recommendations for the international community.
IAC
International Humanitarian Law, Humanitarian Crises and Military Intervention
In the last decade there have been more UN peacekeeping operations than the 45 years of the Cold War. This article examines when humanitarian intervention should be contemplated and what justifies it.
IAC
Pluralism and Global Governance
Highlights and examines the role of the United States as the sole superpower in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union and what responsibilities the U.S. faces as the world's dominating force.
IAC
Future Evolution of the European Union
Short communique on the EU's challenges and opportunities in the future following enlargement.
IAC
Future of Russia and Her Relations with European and Asian Neighbors and the United States
This communique briefly gives a perspective of Russia's likely interests and aspirations in the future.
IAC
Opportunities and Risks of Globalization
Examines the dualities of globalization and makes suggestions on what could be done to further integrate developing countries into the international economic system.
Enlightened Leadership and Human Responsibility
Short brief that describes what it takes to be an ethical global leader in today's world.
IAC
Human Responsiblities Reinforce Human Rights: The Global Ethic Project
Professor Hans Kung lays out the relationship between human rights and human responsibilities in this 1998 essay.
Hans Kung
Some Contributions To a Universal Declaration of Human Obligations
The former President of Costa Rica discusses the obligations that come with freedom. Mr. Sanchez' thoughts are part of the precursor to what will later become the IAC's Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities.
Oscar Arias Sanchez
Universal Declaration on Human Responsibilities (pdf)
The Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities was drafted by the IAC leaders in 1997 to expand on the UN's landmark 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
IAC
In Search of Global Ethical Standards
Concrete recommendations from 1996 IAC meeting in pursuing a global ethical standard. Cites historical progression towards a global ethic and the necessity for a truly unifying ethic in the near future.
IAC
Is It Ethical to Shop at Wal-Mart?
Wal-Mart is frequently the target of criticism for its employment practices and its effect on the larger economy and community. How should consumers evaluate these issues?
Bob Brownstein, Jeffrey Seglin
Politics, the Supreme Court, and Affirmative Action
The decision in Grutter v. Bollinger that it was constitutionally permissible for public colleges and universities to consider race in student admissions was transparently political, in the sense that the outcome was grounded more in the political choices of the justices and the surrounding political context than in any objective legal principles.
Brad Joondeph
Setting Limits: TV-Watching Is Not a Constitutional Right
What are the important, growth-producing activities that your child should be engaged in that aren't entertainment or media consumption, and how can you encourage these?
Steve Johnson, S.M.
Gay Marriage: Theological and Moral Arguments
A theological and moral approach to the issue of same-sex marriages.
Fred Parrella and Rev. Gerald Coleman, S.S.
Was Abraham Ethical? Should We Admire His Willingness to Sacrifice His Son?
The uses of the binding of Isaac story in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Carol Delaney, Ph.D.
Cleaning Up the Oceans: A Global Ethical Challenge
The chair of the Pew Oceans Commission comments on the ethical issues involved in the health of oceans.
Leon Panetta
Can Dictators Be Forgiven?: Political Change in Facing the Past
A panel on transitional justice.
Jane Curry and Robert Meister
Totaling Up; It Was an Unjust War
Application of just war principles to the war in Iraq.
David DeCosse
Budget Crunch Ethics
A California State Assembly member discusses the ethical choices legislators face during a budget crisis.
Joe Simitian
Friends don't let friends starve themselves
A student reflects on the ethical duties to friends who have eating disorders.
Meg Parker
Minority Patients Need Culture Brokers
Cultural differences must be taken into account in providing medical care.
Margaret R. McLean and Margaret A. Graham
Freud, Einstein, and Upaya: Contemporary Reflections on the Question
Using the Buddhist concept of Upaya to look at Einstein and Freud's dialogue, "Is there any way of delivering humankind from the menace of war?"
Diane Jonte-Pace
What do we mean when we talk about ethics?
Application of the Center's "Framework for Ethical Decision Making" to current events.
Miriam Schulman
Nation of Cheaters
A look at the rise in cheating in America.
Kirk O. Hanson
Of SNPS, TRIPS, and Human Dignity: Ethics and Gene Patenting
Report on a Center conference about the law and ethics of gene patenting.
Miriam Schulman
Persistent Indeterminate State: Reflections on the Wendland Case
One of the lawyers in this precedent-setting end-of-life case discusses who should make decisions for incompetent patients.
Lawrence J. Nelson
Reluctant Realism
Research on attitudes toward end-of-life issues in the San Jose Hispanic community.
Margaret R. McLean and Margaret A. Graham
Red Light, Green Light: The California Cloning and Stem Cell Laws
A report on California laws responding to the State's Advsiory Committee on Human Cloning.
Margaret R. McLean
Moral Quandaries of a Government Whistleblower
A first-person account of whistleblowing in regard to financial regulation agenices.
William K. Black
Respecting What We Destroy
A framework for looking at the moral standing of stem cells.
Michael J. Meyer and Lawrence J. Nelson
Secret Behind Lower Teen Pregnancy
The determination of the African-American community to combat teen births, and the success that concerted community action has had in transforming child-bearing behavior.
June Carbone
Legal Ethics?
When an "outside" lawyer realizes that an officer of the company his or her firm represents may be engaged in fraud.
William K. Black
Building Character
A description of the character education program at Santa Clara County's Juvenile Hall school.
Miriam Schulman
Employee Loyalty
A company founder talks about employee loyalty in boom times.
an interview with Cheryl Breetwor
Work-Life Balance
Providing time for family at a start-up company.
an interview with Warren Anderson
Blurred Lines
What is company time?
an interview with a Young Entrepreneur
Ethics and Company Folklore
One of the co-founders of Apple Computer talks about instilling ethics into company culture.
A.C.
Hurry, Hurry
The role of rushing in ethical lapses.
an interview with Gina Pastega
Who's Holding the Bag?
The role of banks and institutional investors in IPOs.
an interview with Donald Milder
Vendor as Investor
Using credit with vendors as an investment in a start-up.
an interview with Bob Lorenzini
Who is a Customer?
Hyping vs. lying at a start-up company.
an interview with Umang Gupta
You Are What You Eat
Personal responsibility in maintaining good health.
Miriam Schulman
Challenge Problem
Assignments that invite cheating.
Miriam Schulman
Welfare and Marriage
Investment in women pays off directly in terms of lowered fertility and healthier children.
June Carbone
Does Old Age Make Suicide Ethical?
Ethical considerations regarding suicide for the terminally ill.
Rob Elder
How Leaders Should Handle Incidents of Sexual Abuse
Guidelines for bishops, university presidents, CEOs and leaders of organizations.
Kirk O. Hanson
Ethics of Disaster Relief
Application of the Center's "Framework for Ethical Decision Making" to the distribution of charitable contributions to the victims of 9/11.
Bharath Krishnamurthy
Should Violent Felons Receive Organ Transplants?
Reflection on the decision to grant a California prisoner a heart transplant.
David Perry
Taking Responsibility for E-Waste
Environmental damage from computer and other electronic waste.
Chad Raphael
Racial Profiling in an Age of Terrorism
Chief Deputy Attorney General of California Peter Siggins discusses the ethical and legal aspects of profiling in the context of national security concerns.
Peter Siggins
Expanding the Role of Ethics in Legal Education and the Legal Profession
Transcript of a talk by Stanford legal ethics scholar Deborah Rhode.
Deborah Rhode
Double or Nothing
A discussion of cloning from scientific, ethical, and religious perspectives.
Robins K. Sterns
Awareness Is Not Enough: Gender in the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa
The role of gender inequality in the spread of AIDs in Africa.
Charlotte Vallaeys
When Cultural Values Clash with Universal Rights: Is Multiculturalsim Bad for Women?
Cultural norms around marriage, divorce, and privacy may conflict with women's human rights.
Susan Moller Okin
Extra Mile
Hospitality in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Miriam Schulman and Amal Barkouki-Winter
Best Interests of the Child
How do we determine what is best for children in custody disputes?
leanor Willemsen and Michael Willemson
Why Should We Care About Racial Inequlity Per Se ?
Is a color-blind approach to racial issues the best route to equality?
Glenn Loury
Tough Talk
Talking to children about ethics and sex.
Miriam Schulman
Spice for the Good Life
Finding the good life requires tolerance of human variety.
Brad Wilburn
Who Owns the Moon?
The shift in focus from exploration of the lunar surface to exploitation of lunar resources raises new ethical challenges for us. Who will profit from these resources, or, as some have phrased it, "Who owns the moon?"
Margaret McLean
Truth and Consequences
Learning from a child about the virtue of truthfulness.
Miriam Schulman
Healing The Wounds that Never Heal
A medical researcher struggles with access to experimental procedures for patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa.
Alfred Lane, M.D.
Lesson in Perspective
A sample character education lesson using John Scieszka's The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!
Steve Johnson, S.M.
Neighbor to the Assassin: Transitional Justice in Guatemala
Varying approaches to moving from civil war to civil society in Guatemala.
Miriam Schulman
Bully Fish
Animals and responsible stewardship.
Miriam Schulman
Income Gap
An examination of growing income inequalities between rich and poor in the United States.
By William A. Sundstrom
American Myth of Divorce
A review of Barbara Dafoe Whitehead's The Divorce Culture, the article looks at the impact of divorce on children and the ethical ramifications of attitudes toward divorce.
review by William C. Spohn
Like a Bear Robbed of Her Cubs: Compassion
Compassion evokes not only tenderness but also the will to right wrongs.
Stephen A. Privett, S.J.
Unanticipated Consequences of Technology
An investigation of the ubiquitous phenomenon of unanticipated consequences. Concludes with ethical implications of acting when consequences will occur.
Tim Healy
Paper Trail
Cutting down on paper waste.
Miriam Schulman
Horizon of Faith
The relationship of ethics and religion.
Paul Fitzgerald, S.J.
When Rights and Cultures Collide
The case of a woman seeking refuge in the United States from her tribe's ritual of female genital mutilation raises the question: Are human rights universal?
Karen Musalo
After Dolly
Humility is the best stance when facing the unanticipated consequences of new technologies.
Tim Healy
Welfare of the Community
A pro/con look at welfare as a remedy for poverty.
Joseph Westfall
Moral Attorneys; Moral People
Law students reflect on the principles they intend to follow in their professional lives.
Richard J. Heafey
How Trust is Achieved in Free Markets
A free-market approach to establishing reliability.
Daniel B. Klein
Lofty Instincts
A review of "The Origins of Virtue" by Matt Ridley.
Miriam Schulman
FAQs: Illegal Software Use
Ethics and software piracy.
Terry Shoup
Impartial Jurors, Impartial Juries
In a media-saturated society, jurors who know nothing about high-profile cases may be jurors who know nothing.
Newton N. Minow
Who Gets Seen
Access issues in health care.
Peter Facione and Noreen Facione
Teaching Ethics and Teaching Engineering-Some Parallels
This paper looks at the problem of ethical dilemmas, teaching engineering design, and the implications which arise from the teaching of engineering and the teaching of ethics.
Tim Healy
Spiritual Paths to Virtue
A review of "Urgings of the Heart: A Spirituality of Integration" By Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon
William C. Spohn
Time to Go Home
Long work hours have ethical ramifications.
Miriam Schulman
Aid in Dying
A discussion of physician-assisted death.
Michael J. Meyer
Everyday Ethics
The role of ethics in everyday life.
Thomas Shanks, S.J.
From Synchilla to School Support
Outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia is recognized for corporate responsibility.
Lisa Gardiner
Tie That Binds
Fidelity to childrennot to spousesmay be a new way of approaching family policy.
June Carbone
Demonizing Our Opponents
Vilification of opponents degrades public discourse and threatens democracy.
Christopher B. Kulp
May the Best Man or Woman Win
Establishing fair criteria for college admission.
Miriam Schulman
Testament to Ethics: Ethical Wills and How to Prepare Them
Review of two books on ethical wills with examples.
Miriam Schulman
Who Counts? Images Shape Our Moral Community
The impact of images on our notion of how far community should extend.
William Spohn
Winery With a Mission
Fetzer Vineyards exhibits attention to sustainability and workers' quality of life.
Miriam Schulman
Higher Authority
Conflicts between ethics and law are explored in the context of illegal immigration.
Karen Musalo
Moral Literacy: The Virtue of the Book of Virtues
An historical look at the moral power of literature.
Miriam Schulman
Five Hardest Lessons of the O.J. Trial
One of Simpson's legal team discusses what we can learn from the case.
Gerald F. Uelmen
Merger Mania in the Media: Can We Still Get All the News We Need?
A discussion of the ethical implications of media consolidation.
John H. McManus
Ethical and Legal Concerns About Capital Punishment in the U. S.
Transcript of a radio interview on captial punishment.
Ellen Kreitzberg
Ethics@E-mail
Attribution, access, and other ethical issues raised by the use of e-mail.
Paul Soukup
Chapter One: Jonathan Edwards and Sovereign Beauty

William C. Spohn, Ph.D.
Global Distribution of AIDS Pharmaceuticals
Ethical issues in the distribution of AIDS drugs, especially in the developing world.
David Perry
Killing in the Name of God: The Problem of Holy War
A look at war in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions.
David Perry
Knowledge of Self and Knowledge of God
A reconstructed Empiricist interpretation
William C. Spohn, Ph.D.
California Cloning: The Ethics of Human Cloning and Stem Cell Research
Report on a Center conference on the state regulation of cloning.
MCAE
Only the Ethical Survive
A CEO discusses ethical business leadership.
Michael Hackworth
Privacy vs. Security
The Center's Framework for Ethical Decision making is applied to privacy vs. security concerns in the wake of the terrorist attacks.
Bharath Krishnamurthy
Difficult Decisions: Ethical Issues for the American Media in Times of National Crisis
How media managers should exercise freedom of the press in war time.
Rob Elder
Treatment of Emplolyees in High-Tech Start-Ups
Weakness rather than evil accounts for many instances of unethical behavior.
Denis J. Moberg
Are you Lost or Something?
A discussion of virtues in a hospital context.
Margaret R. McLean, Ph.D.
Moral Community: Boundaries on Hospitality
Should moral community reach beyond the immediate limits of family and friends to include those who share our gender, race, class, religion, nationality and even humanity?
William C. Spohn, Ph.D.
Prescribing Under the Influence
The impact of gifts from drug companies to physicians.
E. Haavi Morreim
Ethical Issues in Counterterrorism Warfare
Applying just war theory to the war against terrorism.
Martin Cook
Memories
In ethics, how we decide is just as important as what we decide
Margaret R. McLean, Ph.D.
Of Headhunters and Soldiers
Cultural vs. ethical relativism.
Renato Rosaldo
Beaten Track
A dialogue on ethics and ability tracking in schools.
Shannon Peters Talbott
Osama bin Laden and the Duty to Forgive
Christian ethics requires that we learn to love our enemies through spiritual practices.
William Spohn
Repugnant Philosophy: Ethics, Espionage, and Covert Action
Substantive ethical analysis of intelligence operations
David Perry
Beyond Professional Codes
Professors in law, philosophy, and communication discuss media ethics, legal ethics, and the common good.
MCAE
Making a Space for Reason
An exploration of different Catholic traditions on seeking the truth
David DeCosse
Searching for Whitopia
Podcast of a talk on white enclaves in America
Richard Benjamin
Ft. Hood Massacre
A discussion on whether the incident at Ft. Hood was an act of terrorism. (podcast)
Emerging Issues Group