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Data Journalism Ethics
Proceedings from a panel at the Investigative Reporters and Editors 2014 conference
Ethics Tips for Data Journalists
Suggestions for integrity-checking data journalism
The Psychological Experiment You Consented To in Facebook's Terms of Service
For one week in 2012, half a million Facebook users took part in a massive psychological experiment aimed at discovering if emotions could be spread through social media. The problem? Users had no idea it was happening.
Kirk O. Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Conscience
Articles, podcasts, and other materials on the role of conscience in many fields from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas for Public Officials
Challenges for public officials in the areas of fairness, transparency, conflicts of interest, and integrity.
Hana Callaghan
July 2014 Newsletter

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
Key Facts About the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
A brief introduction to the Center's Work
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
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
The Case of the Questionable Campaign Photo
A candidate uses a controversial photo in a campaign brochure.
Hana Callaghan
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
Performance-based Pay and the Law of Unintended Consequences
How can an organization implement performance-driven metrics, but avoid the pitfalls of incentive gaming and flat out manipulation?
Kirk O. Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
AMAZON: How Far Does "For the Sake of the Customer" Go?
Amazon has come under scrutiny for its negotiating tactics with major book publisher, Hachette. Are these tactics in the best interest of the customer?
Kirk O. Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
June 2014 Newsletter

Hashtag Activism and the Power of Attention: An Ethics Case Study
Hashtag activism focuses attention on emerging problems. Is that always a good thing?
Irina Raicu
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
Waitlists and VIPs
Can you extend the benefits of your student government position to your friends? When does it go too far?
Kori Lennon
Cloud Providers and Their Access to Unprecedented Information
Cloud service providers are in a unique position in having access to particularly potent growth indicators. Should they be monetizing this data?
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
Internal Investigations
Webinar from a panel at Skadden Arps on the most effective strategies for handling ? and successfully resolving ? government inquiries and internal investigations.
Lean on Me
How do you deal with a close friend who has turned into a mooch?
Akshay Vyas
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
May 2014 Newsletter

You Don't Say That
Does the unconscious use of derogatory terms contribute to harmful stereotypes or does everyone understand that they don?t really mean anything?
Akshay Vyas
Racism in the Corner Office
Can someone with racist views own or operate an organization?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Big Data; Small Politics
A discussion of algorithmic regulation and its pitfalls
Evgeny Morozov
Can a Business Have a Conscience?
Granting personhood to corporations obscures responsibility for unethical acts
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
Kids in the Workplace
Should kids be allowed in the workplace? Are parents entitled to extra flexibility than nonparents?
Patrick Coutermarsh
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
A Cog in a Machine
Should customer satisfaction be held with utmost regard, even if that means that employees are treated as robots and pushed to unrealistic limits? Is it ethical to treat employees as a cog in a machine, or a means instead of an end?
Akshay Vyas
Should Executive Bonuses be Reclaimed for Unethical Behavior?
The G.M. faulty ignition saga of 2014 raises questions about holding Executives financially accountable for unethical behavior in the organization.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
April 2014 Newsletter

Charitable Acts
Are Greek life philanthropy weeks charitable and ethical, or just an excuse for rich college students to drink?
Akshay Vyas
What Rights are Kickstarter Backers Entitled?
Are Kickstarter backers entitled to anything for their contributions?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Can a CEO Hold Conflicting Values with Company?
Mozilla CEO under fire for Prop 8 contributions.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Online Business Ethics Training
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics offers MOOCs for business professionals and students
Fostering Conscience and Moral Character in the Classroom
Director of the Collaboration for Ethical Education at Notre Dame discusses integrative ethical education
Darcia Narvaez
To Read--or Not To Read--the Comments
Despite the vitriol prevalent in Internet comments, should readers view and help to moderate them?
Irina Raicu
Are Tech Firms Responsible for the Misuse of Their Products?
Do technology firms have an obligation beyond compliance to prevent their products from being used to further human rights violations?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
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
The Two-Tier Labor System
Companies are increasingly turning to a two-tiered labor system, where two groups of employees are treated quite differently despite performing the same roles.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
2014 Olympics: The Corporate Sponsors' Double Bind
Corporate sponsors of the 2014 Sochi Olympics found themselves in a double bind of sorts as mass protests spread against Russia's anti-gay legislation calling for the sponsors to speak out against the policy.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Accountability in the New Sharing Economy
The new sharing economy, led by Uber and Airbnb, has introduced a new set of questions over liability and responsibility as services are increasingly being delivered by everyday users and affiliates.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Are App Developers on the Hook?
The app market allows just about anyone to publish their software for download by the masses. Do these developers have the same obligations to their users as traditional businesses?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
How Many Minutes Does It Take to Eat a Happy Meal?
How far should local businesses go to align their values with those of the community it operates in, especially when they hurt the bottom line?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Disappearing Messages in the Workplace
Disappearing messages are all the rage for personal use, but now the technology is being marketed to the workplace.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Hacker Attack or Public Service
A "white hat" hacker group discovered a security flaw in Snapchat's infrastructure, and to ensure action was taken, published how to exploit it on an internet blog. Hacker attack or public service?
Kirk Hanson and 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
Golden Leash? Hedge Funds Paying Board Nominees
A new trend of hedge funds offering performance-based bonuses to their preferred board nominees has emerged, raising concerns of conflict of interest.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Tesla's Response to Battery Fires and Safety Concerns
Recent incidents of Tesla's Model S catching fire has put increasing regulatory and media pressure on the automaker.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Doing Business with China's Elite
US firms are increasingly forming partnerships with the sons and daughters of China's elite, demanding clarification of the Foreign Corrupt Policies Act.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Advocacy Group Crafts School Curriculum
The MPAA has crafted a school curriculum to educate students on the harms of piracy and importance of copyrights. Should advocacy groups be allowed to spread their message in the classroom?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Using Fines to Enforce Gender Equality in the Workplace
A recent trend in Australia has Boards fining their executives for not promoting enough women to senior positions.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Corporations Exert Influence in Local Election
Kellogg, Monsanto, and Coca-Cola collectively broke the record for funding of a bill in Washington State, raising concerns over multinationals using their resources to determine local elections.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
NFL Broadcast Blackouts and the Public Good
The NFL's blackout policy is aimed at increasing attendance, but may only succeed in punishing local supporters.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Do Corporations Have a Conscience?
Small business owners claim that ObamaCare violates their company's "religious conscience," raising the question: do corporations have a conscience?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
When Wasting Resources is Better for the Bottom Line
Do corporations have an ethical obligation to make use of all resources, even when it hurts the bottom line?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Twitter IPO: Where are the Women?
After filing for its IPO, Twitter came under heavy scrutiny for the lack of diversity in its senior leadership team.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
How Much Control Do You Have Over Your Online Identity?
Is there some types of public information that should not be publicized or monetized? A "mugshot photo" website forces the issue.
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
Corporate Transparency in High Profile Terminations
Is the public entitled to know the details behind high profile terminations?
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
Should Firms Participate in Government Data Programs?
Should tech firms be participating in government data programs, and to what extent should their users be informed?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Internship Swapping
Executives and managers alike often "trade internships" to secure positions for their children. Is this practice ethically problematic?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
The Rise of the Activist Shareholder
Should the investing public welcome the rise of the activist shareholder?
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
Should Retailers Cut and Run from Bangladesh?
In the fallout of the Bangladesh Factory Collapse, retailers face a hard decision: buckle down or migrate production to other countries. Is there an ethical component to this decision?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Big Pharma Kickbacks to Doctors
Are payments by pharmaceutical firms to doctors for educational purposes legitimate?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
When Does Tax Law Lobbying Become Tax Evasion?
Is there anything wrong with eBay using its subscriber base for lobbying purposes?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Are App Privacy Contracts Only Lip Service?
Are companies ethically obligated to honor their preexisting contracts with users?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Can Gun Manufacturers Advocate Their Narrow Economic Interests?
Is profit the only driver in corporate lobbying?
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
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
Does the Buck Stop With Management?
Do senior executives get a free pass for actions of subordinates hidden from them? Or does the buck stop at the top? Should the boss always bear the ultimate blame?
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
Should Labor Policy Adhere to Local or Home Country Standards?
Amazon is quickly becoming despised for personifying the qualities of American-style management that Germans despise. Should Amazon operate by more generous worker policies than it does in the US to appease local protestors?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Corporation Going Private Raises Concern of Insider Trading
Dell's management team is moving to take the company private with investment firm Silver Lake. Can shareholders get a fair deal without an independent review?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Should Companies Admit They've Been Hacked?
What public relations policy should companies adopt when dealing with a cyber security breach?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Are Firms Paying Suppliers Enough to Be Ethical?
Many suspect that the main cause of ethical mishaps in supply chain to be attributed to firms paying too little for contracts, forcing suppliers to cut corners.
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
Neknominated
Lawson is faced with a tough decision when nominated to partake in a social media drinking game.
Akshay Vyas
Employee Theft, Coercion, and False Confessions
Retailers are increasingly using police interrogation tactics in investigations of employee theft, but reports of false confessions and coercion are on the rise. Should retailers abandon this practice?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
March 2014 Newsletter

Lying to be Nice
Mark goes on a date with Laura, to find not much in common. He lies when she asks if he'll call her back. Is lying acceptable when its purpose is to be nice?
Akshay Vyas
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
Spreading Wings
Lucy struggles to spread her wings as she gets a job on the other side of the country from her family, in a case about career opportunity versus family responsibility.
Akshay Vyas
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
February 2014 Newsletter

Shot on the Job Hunt
Is it ethical to apply to the same job as your roommate or good friend?
Akshay Vyas
Off the Hook-Up Culture
Why do students hook-up? In the college hook-up culture, is the choice to not hook-up just as acceptable as the choice to hook-up?
Akshay Vyas
January 2014 Newsletter

How Multitasking Affects Ethics
Clifford Nass discusses the long-term effects of multitasking and social networking on attention spans.
Margaret Steen
The Ethics of Working from Home
A panel discussion, "Economic, Ethical, and Legal Attributes of Working from Home," explores this growing trend.
Margaret Steen
Allocating Resources: A Wicked Problem
Planning for the ethical dilemmas that arise in a medical disaster
Margaret R. McLean
Go Greek or Go Home
Do you believe the desire to be in a Greek organization?even one that hazes?should outweigh a college student?s moral conscience? If you were forced to do something you didn?t want to do to join an exclusive organization, would you do it? Or would you walk away, knowing that dropping out will affect your social life at college?
Akshay Vyas
What's a MOOC? A Massive Open Online Course in business ethics
Gift allows Center to bring business ethics into the world of online education.
Online Ethical Communities: Finding a space for ethics in cyberspace
Sponsorship by startup Yiftee strengthens Center?s online community for undergraduates.
Yelling Across the Aisle: Combating the corrosive effects of hyper-partisanship
Public Sector Roundtable discusses pressing issues in government ethics with help from donor Michael E. Fox Sr.
Give a Child a Book: How to build character for a lifetime
The gift of books brings literacy and ethics education to schools serving low-income children.
The Conscience Project: Consulting with your inner moral core
Phyllis and Mike Shea help underwrite a lecture series on conscience.
Learning Ethics at the Bedside: Health Care Ethics Internship alumnae at work
Alums of the Center?s health care ethics internship can thank the Honzel Family Foundation for their education on day-to-day ethical decision making for medical professionals.
A Sunny Future: Fellowships in environmental ethics
John and Joan Casey support Environmental Ethics Fellows in their work on solar housing
Silicon Valley Ethics Online: Reflections by Internet industry thought leaders
Donor Noel Perry helps to jumpstart Internet Ethics Program, which offers a series of videos on the topic featuring Silicon Valley thought leaders.
December 2013 Newsletter

The Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas That Entrepreneurs Face
Predictable ethical questions that arise in startups
Academic Performance Enhancement
Is cheating black and white? Or does it vary in degree of severity? Frank and Bobby find themselves at odds when one decides to bring a cheat sheet to a test and the other uses adderall as a study drug.
Akshay Vyas
Raiding Customer Assets at MF Global: Who Was Responsible?
Should Jon Corzine be held accountable for MF Global wrongdoing?
James O'Toole
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
Campaign Ethics: Perspectives from Political Experts
November 15, 2013, meeting of the Public Sector Roundtable
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
Browsing or Cyberstalking?
Many college students use social media to stay connected with old friends. But when do they cross the line into cyberstalking?
Akshay Vyas
November 2013 Newsletter

Online Business Ethics Course
Business ethics pioneer Kirk Hanson offers a free, 4-week MOOC
Kirk O. Hanson
The Ethics of Online Price Discrimination
Panel Discussion on differential pricing
Kirthi Kalyanam, Eric Goldman, Ashkan Soltani
Ethics is Newsworthy
Daily news digest for middle and high school students teaches the ethics behind the headlines.
Miriam Schulman
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
Facebook, Freedom of Speech, and Teens around the World
Facebook's privacy policy for teens may pose risks for young people living under governments that punish certain forms of expression.
Irina Raicu
This Town is Big Enough for the Both of Us
College students and their non-affiliated neighbors have always had trouble getting along. Can students and their neighbors coexist peacefully? How?
Akshay Vyas
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
Imbalance between Francis, U.S. bishops undermines religious liberty campaign
An analysis of the balance between freedom of conscience and freedom of the church
David DeCosse
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
Emails Exposed
Universities reserve the right to monitor your email for campus safety. When does this monitoring cross the line into invasion of privacy?
Akshay Vyas
Yes, But Is it the Right Thing to Do?
Overview on Ethics Center programs and people.
Sam Scott
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
October 2013 Newsletter

Make Hay
Ethical questions Americans should ask themselves about balancing privacy and security
Irina Raicu
Selfies
Scandalous photos are posted on Instagram everyday. Who should be responsible for how these images are perceived, the owner or the viewer?
Akshay Vyas
The Conscience Project
A yearlong series of talks exploring our inner moral core as we confront contemporary challenges
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
Senior Fellow in Government Ethics: Sally Lehrman

Outside the Fold
Alexa's parents are against interracial dating. What should she do when her white boyfriend wants to meet her Asian parents.
Ethics Center
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
September 2013 Newsletter

To Snitch or Not To Snitch
What do you do when you have a conflict with your dorm roommate?
Akshay Vyas
Senior Fellow in Business Ethics: James O'Toole

Clicking Through to the Ethics of Social Media Terms of Service: Three Case Studies
Social media users may not understand the terms they agree to when they hit the "Agree" button.
Irina Raicu
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
Consulting on the Side: A Case Study
A public agency CEO has a side consulting business that may create a conflict of interest.
Joan Cassman
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
Crusading at the Dinner Table
Grace has trouble deciding whether or not to express her views at the dinner table in her school cafeteria.
Ethics Center
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
An Offhand Remark
A student must decide what to do when a friend makes a racist comment.
Akshay Vyas
August 2013 Newsletter

Trayvon Martin, Race, and Justice (Podcast)
Panel discussion featuring Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Chris Boscia and SCU Law Professor Margaret Russell.
Chris Boscia, Professor Margaret Russell
Whose Life Is it Anyway?
Robert has become an accounting major to please his parents, but his grades are suffering, and he really wants to be a filmmaker.
Akshay Vyas
July 2013 Newsletter

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
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
Homework or Teamwork?
When Kim's dream of playing collegiate soccer becomes reality, she soon must weigh her athletic pursuit against her academic one.
Big Q Ethics
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
Home Sweet Home
A student comes home for summer break and chafes against rules she did not have to follow while she was on campus in this case study from The Big Q.
Akshay Vyas
The Sun and the City: Making Solar Power More Accessible
Proposal for extending solar power to low income communities
Melissa Giorgi
Reflection on the Applied Ethics Pathway
An SCU senior describes the University's cluster of courses on a common theme
Jessica Reiner
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
Social Entrepreneurship and the Triple Bottom Line
Video defining social entrepreneurship and its relationship to ethics
Radha Basu
Surreptitious Surveillance on the Internet
A cyber-security expert is asked to help the Saudi government with intercepting communications.
Irina Raicu
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 Ethics of Sustainability
Reflection on why we should care about the environment
Allie Sibole
June 2013 Newsletter

The Internet of Things
The ethical implications of the rise of "The Internet of Things," the "Sensor Revolution," or "The Programmable World"
Owen Tripp
One Fish, Two Fish
Two college students debate the ethics of water usage in dorm buildings.
Niki Petroff
Widespread Government Corruption: When is it Time to Leave Your Job?
A recent college graduate encounters a culture of corruption in her first job in local government.
Amanda Nelson
Where Does Your Loyalty Lie? Sexual Ethics in the Workplace
A member of a sales team is asked by the wife of one of her co-workers about extramarital relationships on business trips.
Noah Rickling
Unequal Work Distribution: Gender Discrimination in Work Assignments
Interns must decide how to handle a sexist supervisor.
Saayeli Mukherji
Uncomfortable Attention From a Supervisor
The vice president of a woman's firm reaches out to her on social media and invites her to a social gathering, which he does not do with her co-workers.
Amanda Nelson
To Tell or Not to Tell the Board: Reporting of Bookings
A CFO is asked to book an order to which the customer has not yet committed.
Alexis Babb
Responsible Product Use: Regulating the Spread of Genetic Information
Is a company with a genetic technology responsible for the uses to which other companies put their products?
Amanda Nelson
Quality Management: Signing Off on a Substandard Product
A quality engineer has concerns about a product failing under extreme conditions, but her bosses tell her to push the product through to production.
Noah Rickling
Protected Class
When downsizing, a manager must decide which employee to let go, the one with better potential, or the one who, at 42 years old, is a member of a protected class.
Noah Rickling
Language Barrier: Sales Challenges in a Multicultural Environment
Sales staff have trouble communicating the nature of a product to potential consumers.
Saayeli Mukherji
Hitting the Number in Sales Generation
The sales team is only supposed to pass along "quality leads" to account executives, but there are monetary incentives to hit their numbers, which conflict with passing along only good quality prospects.
Noah Rickling
Finance Ethics: Do Small Errors Need to be Reported?
Should a finance department employees correct all errors on reports, even if they are unlikely to have a significant impact?
Amanda Nelson
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
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
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
What is Journalism's Mission in the Public Square?
An analysis of San Diego?s three primary news outlets
Lorie Hearn
When "Truth" Seems a Matter of Debate, Should Journalists Advocate Critical Thinking and News Litera
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
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
May 2013 Newsletter

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
A Legacy in Ethics
Kristi Markkula Bowers reflects on her family's connection to the Ethics Center.
Miriam Schulman
Insta-Interruption
Beth and Katie, two friends, go out to lunch. During their get-together, they are constantly interrupted by each other's social media use.
Chloe Wilson
The Influence of Partisan Politics on Government
The Public Sector Roundtable hosts former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards
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
Catholicism and Conscience
Historical background plus a focus on 4 areas: contraception, health care, politics, and war
Brian Patrick Green
A Tale of Two Cheaters
Two college students at the same school face very different consequences for plagiarizing. Is this fair?
Chloe Wilson
The Vatican's Call for Global Financial Reform (Podcast)
SCU Associate Professor of Law Stephen Diamond examines Pope Benedict?s proposal for global oversight of the economy.
Stephen Diamond
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. "Mike" Markkula Jr.
Sacred Texts in Business Ethics
Five key texts that provide the foundations of business ethics
Kirk O. Hanson
April 2013 Newsletter

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 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 "Chuck" Geschke
Time is of the Essence
Stephanie, a college student, must make a difficult decision about whether or not to be honest with a future employer in order to be hired.
Chloe Wilson
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
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
Two Classes of Common Stock: Qui Bono (video)
Does having two classes of common stock, which places control of the Board in the hands of the founders and not the investors, benefit the investors or just entrench Management?
Jim Balassone, Katie Martin
Can You Keep a Secret?
Scott, an SCU student, discovers an entry about him on a Facebook "confessions" page. He tries to decide if sites like this are funny or simply hurtful.
Chloe Wilson
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
March 2013 Newsletter

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
Picking Up the Slack
Greg, a college senior, struggles to decide whether or not he should give an apathetic groupmate an honest evaluation.
Chloe Wilson
Do Honor Codes Work?
Gary Pavela, director of academic integrity at Syracuse University, explores the evidence.
Miriam Schulman
View From Sacramento
Materials from a meeting of the Public Sector Roundtable on how state and local government can work together
Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Government Service
Questions that public officials should ask before making a decision
Joe Simitian and Judy Nadler
How the State Legislature Impacts Local Government
How empathy can help state and local legislators work together more effectively
Joe Simitian and Judy Nadler
Forgive and Forget
Two college students could be deeply affected by the passing of a new student loan forgiveness act, the FSSA.
Chloe Wilson
How the State Legislature Impacts Local Government
California politician Joe Simitian talks about how different levels of state and local government can work together.
Miriam Schulman
Character Education in Bering Straits
Bering Straits School District in Alaska uses the Center's Character Based Literacy Curriculum
Leah Stanek
The Dhaka Factory Fire: Who Is Responsible?
Is the Bangladeshi government or the factory owner more at fault for a fire that killed 112 people?
Saayeli Mukherji and Noah Rickling
Instagram and the Ethics of Privacy
Is it wrong for an Internet company to share users' information with third-parties and advertisers?
Alexis Babb and Amanda Nelson
Caught in the Middle
Ben sees his friend, Tyler, cheating on his girlfriend. He feels caught in the middle.. What should he do?
Chloe Wilson
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
A Database of Gun Owners (podcast)
SCU Journalism Professor Sally Lehrman leads a discussion of the Journal News decision to post an interactive map of people with gun licenses.
Sally Lehrman
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
Sister, Can You Spare a Dime?
College students struggle with a decision about how to help a man who is homeless.
Miriam Schulman
Why do candidates lie?
How citizens can hold candidates to higher standards of honesty
Judy Nadler
It Would Be an Honor
Does your school have an Honor Code? Do you think it works? Why or why not?
Chloe Wilson
Boys Will Be Boys
A college student in a relationship is challenged by her significant other's use of pornography.
Chloe Wilson
Government Ethics Articles
Materials on transparency, gifts and bribes, conflicts of interest, campaigns, and other topics in government ethics.
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
Members Only
Two students at UC Hastings disagree about the school's basis for club funding. Based on the Supreme Court case "Christian Legal Society v. Martinez."
Chloe Wilson
Proposition 34: The Ethical Issues in Capital Punishment
A dialog on the death penalty between Ellen Kreitzberg, SCU professor of law, and Lawrence Nelson, SCU associate professor of philosophy
Miriam Schulman
Proposition 34 and the Ethics of Capital Punishment in California (podcast)
SCU Philosophy Professor Lawrence Nelson debates SCU Law Professor Ellen Kreitzberg.
Professor Ellen Kreitzberg, Professor Lawrence Ne
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
Students Rule the School
Hackworth Fellow Satre-Meloy discusses the creation of an honor code at Santa Clara University.
Aven Sartre-Meloy
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
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
Apps and Privacy: A Case Study
Should apps be able to collect a user's contacts without permission?
Irina Raicu
Rock the Vote
A college student tries to decide if one moral issue is enough to prevent her from voting for a political candidate.
Chloe Wilson
What "Wood" You Do? A Government Ethics Case
The fire chief takes wood from city trees for his personal use.
Judy Nadler
Ethics in High Pressure Campaigns
Podcast of a Commonwealth Club discussion featuring Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson
Kirk Hanson
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
Transparency, Trust, and Campaig Finance: A Talk by Ann Ravel (Podcast)
Chair of California's Fair Political Practices Commission Ann Ravel argues that anonymous campaign contributions keep voters from being able to assess candidate's claims.
Ann Ravel
The Pre-Game
Two college students, Ari and Daniel, face difficult decisions about what to do on a night out. An interactive video illustrates the possible outcomes!
Miriam Schulman
Claustrophobic
A college freshman, Derek, tries to figure out how to deal with a clingy roommate.
Chloe Wilson
Rushing Into Things
Katie, a college freshman, decides whether or not to rush for a sorority.
Chloe Wilson
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
Religion, Ethics, and the 2012 Election
Thomas Reese, SJ, looks at the impact of religion on the election with special attention to the contraceptive mandate.
Miriam Schullman
Passion or Practicality?
Mark must decide whether to please his parents and be relieved of his tuition costs or follow his passions and accrue substantial debt.
Chloe Wilson
Who Should Pay for College?
Are parents or students responsible for college costs?
Miriam Schulman
How Ethics Can Help You Land a Job
Hiring managers look for respect, responsibility, honesty
Miriam Schulman
When Someone You Care About Is Depressed
Ethical duties of friends toward the mentally ill.
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
Internet Ethics
Resources from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics on privacy, hacking, videogaming, databases, etc. Keywords: internet, ethics, privacy, hacking, databases, videogames
Ethics in a Post RDA California
Public Sector Roundtable meeting on the end of redevelopment agencies
California Without Redevelopment Monies: The Ethical Issues
Successes and missteps of redevelopment agencies and what their demise will mean
Miriam Schulman
San Jose Moving Ahead Without Redevelopment Money
Richard Keit, managing director of the San Jose Redevelopment Successor Agency, talks with Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, about the end of Redevelopment Agencies. Keit argues that California has lost its single best tool for redevelopment. He describes working with the oversight boards. which are in charge of dissolving the agencies. Keit also discusses how cities must make difficult choices between good projects now that redevelopment monies are exhausted.
Richard Keit
Impact of Redevelopment on Downtown San Jose
Bert Robinson, managing director for content of the Bay Area News Group, talks with Markkula Center Senior Fellow in Government Ethics Judy Nadler about the role of redevelopment in bringing San Jose "back from the dead." They discuss the fall-out from the dissolution of redevelopment agencies in California and whether the state discontinued the agencies solely to save money.
Bert Robinson
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
Petty Theft
A college student sees her best friend stealing from her roommate, and is forced to make a difficult decision.
Chloe Wilson
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
Once a Cheater...
An undergrad has to decide if he can still trust his friend when he sees the friend cheating in class.
Jake Teeny
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
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
Girls Around Me
Case study on Internet 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
Ethics of Online Privacy
Balancing benefits and harms of Internet privacy
Irina Raicu
Privacy and Security in a Wireless World
Access to material from a panel on ethical issues raised by large wireless systems.
Information Privacy: A Case Study and Commentary
A proposal for a National AIDS registry raises concerns about privacy
Michael McFarland, S.J.
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.
Human Cost of Computer Errors
Inaccurate databases harm consumers
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.
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.
Cheat Sheet
Shelby must decide whether to report to her professor that one of her friends was cheating on a curved exam.
Jake Teeny
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
Citizen Journalists And How They Are Changing The News Process
What ethical issues arise when non-professionals are co-creators of the news media?
Christopher Mora
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
Occidental Engineering: An Ethics Case Study and Commentary
A case study and analysis of an ethical dilemma facing a software engineer
Michael McFarland, S.J
Engineering Ethics (Video)
Why ethics is important for engineers.
Michael McFarland S.J, Irina Raicu
Ethical Issues in Dealing With Seasonal Influenza
Ethical Issues in Dealing With Seasonal Influenza
Sarah Ludwig
Influenza Vaccine Shortage: The Ethics of Rationing
Influenza Vaccine Shortage: The Ethics of Rationing
Sarah Ludwig
Seasonal Influenza: The Ethics of Staying Home
Seasonal Influenza: The Ethics of Staying Home
Sarah Ludwig
Online Hyperlocal News Sites
Implications of online hyperlocal sites for quality and integrity of the news.
Casey Moore
Digital First Media
Instant reporting from social sites and a personalized Web experience represent major changes in how consumers receive the news.
Caitlin Millar
Multigenerational News Room
Changing technologies create a generational divide among reporters.
Lucia Gonzalez
Chief Legal Officer in the New Reality
The role of corporate counsel in the company's ethical culture
Miriam Schulman
Tyler Clementi Case - What Punishment Is Justifiable?
Dharun Ravi has been convicted of invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, witness tampering, and hindering arrest. What should be his punishment?
Jake Teeny
Protesting Commencement
A student contemplates the most ethical way to register objections to the University's choice of commencement speaker.
Jacob Teeny
Ethical Meltdown: Red Flags for Boards of Directors
Ethical Meltdown: Red Flags for Boards of Directors
Jim Balassone
Define American: Undocumented Immigration and the Future of the Country (podcast)
Jose Antonio Vargas, author of the New York Times article "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant," speaks about his own story and the broader national debate on undocumented immigration.
Jose Antonio Vargas
The Dream Act
Should those who reside in the U.S. illegally still be allowed to attain a U.S. education and what constitutes this eligibility?
Ethics Center Media
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
Ethical Challenges in the City Manager/City Councilmember Relationship
Three scenarios depicting typical ethical issues that arise between councilmembers and managers
Frank Benest
Effective Council/Manager Relations
Materials from a meeting of the Pubic Sector Roundtable
city manager, city council
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
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
Paying For College ? Who Should Take Responsibility?
Should a college student's parents be burdened with paying expensive college tuition?
Jake Teeny
Role of the Corporate Board
Three video conversations with Chair of the Board of Varian Richard Levy
Richard Levy
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
Social Networks and the Death of Privacy (video)
Talk by the author of "I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did
Lori Andrews
Unavoidable Ethical Questions About Hacking
Justice, common good, utilitarian, rights, and virtue approaches to hacking hacking, ethics
Irina Raicu
Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas for Non-Profits
Brief case studies of ethical conflicts in fundraising ethics, fundraising, non-profit
Kirk O. Hanson and Peter Gielniak
Football, Concussions, and Character
Fox Sports analyst Mike Pereira comments on changing the culture of football to prevent injuries
Miriam Schulman
Role And Responsibilities of Ethics and Compliance Officers

Patrick Gnazzo and Kirk Hanson
Ethical Collapse: Signs and Cases in Point

Marianne Jennings and Kirk Hanson
Firing the CEO: Lessons boards should learn

Richard Moran and Kirk Hanson
Role of the Corporate Board (video)
Chairman of the Varian Board Richard Levy reflects on the elements of good corporate governance
Richard Levy and James Balassone
Role And Responsibilities of Ethics and Compliance Officers
Differences between ethics and compliance and best practices for executives
Patrick Gnazzo and Kirk Hanson
Ethical Collapse: Signs and Cases in Point
The "Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse" in business organizations
Marianne Jennings and Kirk Hanson
Firing the CEO: Lessons Boards Should Learn
Ethical issues boards should consider when they need to fire the CEO
Richard Moran and Kirk Hanson
A Good Sport? Do College Athletics Build Character
Nathan seems to have different values on and off the basketball court in this case study.
Jake Teeny
Do Sports Build Character? (video)
Panel discussion on the role of sports in moral formation.
Matthew Savage, Christopher Kulp, and Zoe Kranzler
Making the Grade
Should Alejandro take an easy A or a challenging course in his major?
Miriam Schulman
Resume Inflation
Should a graduating senior stretch the truth on her resume?
Jake Teeny
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
Spark of Conscience Inflames Debate: Conscientious Refusals in Health Care
A conference held at Santa Clara University November 2011exploring conscientious refusals in health care
no author
A Case of Conscientious Refusal: Rights and Responsibilities
A Pharmacist Refuses to Fill a Prescription for Contraception.
Margaret R. McLean
Bishops' conscience model makes light of practical reason
Analysis of the role of conscience in political life by Center Campus Ethics Director David DeCosse, in the National Catholic Reporter
David DeCosse
SF Bishop Robert McElroy Reflects on Conscience
What is the role of conscience in Catholic moral theology and what role does it play in making political decisions?
Miriam Schulman
Body Image in Sports: What No One Seems to be Talking About
The problem of eating disorders for college athletes
Matt Savage
Down So Long: Helping a Friend With Depression
Megan struggles to deal with her friend and college roommate's depression.
Jake Teeny
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
Videos and other materials from a roundtable on ethical issues for online media
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Ethical Challenges for Cities
Ethical questions for municipal officials on allowing, siting, and monitoring medical marijuana dispensaries
Ethical Responsibilities of Hospital Trustees
Presentation to 2012 annual member Governance Conference of Premier Inc., one the two largest health care group purchasing organizations in the country.
Kirk O. Hanson
Ethics and Venture Capital
Franklin "Pitch" Johnson, co-founder of Asset Management, reflects on ethical challenges for start-ups and venture funds
Miriam Schulman
Pay Attention: Using Study Drugs
Offered some Adderall by a friend with a prescription, a freshman weighs whether using study drugs is the right thing to do.
Jake Teeny
Keeping Track of Mom: Motion Sensor-Based Monitoring
Ethical challenges in using motion sensor-based technology to monitor the elderly
Courtenay Bruce
Sleeping Around
A case examining the ethics of casual sex
Jake Teeny
The First Report
A college president must decide how to respond to a report of a faculty member's sexual misconduct
Kirk O. Hanson
Too Close for Comfort
Conflicts of interest for a nonprofit organization
Kirk O. Hanson
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
Effective Boards
A three-part video conversation on corporate governance
Bob Finnochio and Lon Allan
Social Media Create Ethical Dilemma
Former fraternity brother "Derek" asks "Mike" for a recommendation. Should Mike mention the exploits chronicled on Derek's Facebook page?
Judy Nadler
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 Ethics, Governance and Social Responsibility
A study comparing European business practices to those in the United States conducted for the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership
Nathan E. Hurst
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
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
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
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
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
Building a High Performance Team: Creating an Ethical Culture (ppt)
Founder and CEO of Ariba uses that company as a case study for defining key principles in building an organization
Keith Krach
Insolvency, Bankruptcy, and the Board
Practical suggestions for corporate board members on the ethical aspects of insolvency and bankruptcy
Tim Harris, partner, Morrison & Foerster
Ethical Challenges in Developing Markets
Description of Nokia Siemens efforts to create a culture of ethics in international operations
Robert Weisberg
Toward Stronger Ethics in Government Relations
The senior counselor to the chairman at Hill & Knowlton discusses lobbying.
Tom Hoog
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
On the Front Lines of the War Against Corruption
Looks at global issues of bribery
Rob Weisberg, Global Ethics Officer, Nokia Siemens
Risk Oversight: A View From the Audit Committee
Video and PowerPoint slides from a presentation on risk
Robert Finocchio, Jim Balassone, et al
General Counsel's Role in Building an Ethical Organization (video)
Retired Agilent Technologies General Counsel Nordlund talks with Center Director Kirk Hanson
Craig Nordlund
Role of the CFO in the Ethical Culture of an Organization
The CFO can become an ambassador for ethics throughout a corporation.
Miriam Schulman
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
When a Physician Refuses to Transfer a Patient to Hospice
A Q&A about recourse for a patient whose doctor does not wish to facilitate hospice care.
Margaret R. McLean
When Is a Contribution a Bribe?
A popular local businesswoman and philanthropist is found guilty of "pay to play" contributions to the mayor's reelection campaign. Should charities still accept her contributions?
Judy Nadler
The Value of Giving
After all her Christmas gifts are purchased, Jessica wonders whether to get something for herself or give the rest of her money to charity.
Jake Teeny
Leadership in Government Ethics (video)
Senior Fellow in Government Ethics speaks on leadership around values at a national conference at SMU.
Judy Nadler
A Recycling Dilemma
Steve and his housemates have thrown a big party. When he gets up the next morning, he finds that his friends have bagged up all the trash without recycling. What should he do?
Callie Tepper, Jared Pizzo, Andrw Kells, Kyle Dand
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
What's in a Name?
The (fictional) town of Berkshire has named a plaza after its long-time mayor. Now the mayor has been convicted of taking kickbacks. Should the city change the plaza name?
Judy Nadler
Sexting
Mary's boyfriend asks her to text him a nude photo of herself. Is there anything wrong with that?
Jacob Teeny
Ethics Codes and Other Resources for Journalists
Bibliography of online resources
Mayor Becomes an Undercover Citizen Journalist
Mayor Mike Winderof West Valley City, Utah, assumed an adopted identity to write the "good news" about his city in the local newspaper.
Judy Nadler
Friendly Advice or Quid pro Quo
An employee of the Planning Department "recommends" particular contractors who offer him kickbacks.
Judy Nadler
Unavoidable Dilemmas in Bioscience
Center Bioethics Director McLean raises top ethical problems facing scientists and offers a framework for addressing them.
Margaret R. McLean
Should College Athletes Be Paid? (Case Study)
Jordan, who plays football for a big university, is having trouble making ends meet. Should he be compensated for the revenue he helps generate for his university?
Jacob Teeny
Should College Athletes Be Paid? Savage on Sports Blog
Student athlete and blogger Matt Savage reflects on whether players should receive pay or benefits beyond tuition, room, and board.
Matt Savage
Fairness and the California Redistricting Process
Redistricting Commissioner Angelo Ancheta and SCU Professor of Political Science Janet Flammang discuss the evolution of the new California plan.
Miriam Schulman
Brief History of Redistricting in California Since 1970
SCU Professor of Political Science Janet Flammang traces the often contentious process of drawing new district lines.
Janet Flammang
Fairness in Redistricting: Interview With a California Commissioner (video)
Center Senior Fellow in Government Ethics Nadler discusses the challenges that faced the California Citizens Redistricting Commission with Commissioner Ancheta
Judy Nadler and Angelo Ancheta
Beyond Compliance: Globalization Demands More Effective Programs
Management of values in a business organization
Kirk O. Hanson
Republic Lost (podcast)
An analysis of the corrupting power of money in American politics
Lawrence Lessig
Blog, Tweet, and Post: Proceed With Caution
Social media tools can pose ethical problems for lawmakers
Judy Nadler
Old Guard vs. New Guard
A dynamic new city manager comes into conflict with the previous city manager, now elected to the city council. One policy they disagree about: the need for a city code of ethics and values.
Judy Nadler
The Drinking Age
David, a freshman, is re-evaluating his previous decision not to drink until he turns 21.
Jake Teeny
Let Me See Your Grades
Juliana's parents expect her to show them her grades in college. Isn't it time for them to treat her as an adult?
Rebecca Bivona-Gutadauro
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: An Analysis of Ethics, Deepsea Drilling, and Risk
A Silicon Valley Engineer and SCU graduate student looks at the implications of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Erich Eminhizer
Land Use Decisions and Community Values
In this case study, city council must decide whether to allow a restaurant that features "scantily clad" waitresses to occupy a vacant storefront.
Judy Nadler
Ethics at Noon: AIG Bonuses, Contractual Obligations, and Executive Compensation: Are There Ethical
ow do you determine what's a fair wage or salary? And how do you determine what's a fair distribution of wages and salaries? The recent controversy over the payment of millions of dollars in bonuses to executives of AIG raised these questions in sharp new ways. The controversy also occurred against the backdrop of the vast divide in recent years between the salaries of top American earners and the pay of all the rest. This panel discussion will explore this ethical issue, while also paying attention to its contractual and economic dimensions.
Why Am I at College?
An incoming freshman questions whether she is ready for college in this video case.
Oh, the Cleaners Will Get That
Whose responsibility is it to keep college common areas clean--the students who use them or the custodial staff?
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
The Dealer in the Next Room
A student must decide what to do when he realizes his roommate is dealing drugs from their apartment.
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
State Auditor's Report: Waste and Fraud or Checks and Balances?
Audit intended to identify and correct problems.
Judy Nadler
Budgeting in Tough Economic Times
The August 2011 meeting of the Public Sector Roundtable focused on ethics and budgeting for city officials
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
Budgeting Is About Values
John Ellwood, professor of public policy at UC-Berkeley, discusses the difficulty in reaching consensus about values
Miriam Schulman
Integrity and Ethical Leadership
General Anthony M. Taguba, US Army retired, author of an internal U.S. Army report on abuse of detainees held at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, talks with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
Kirk Hanson
I Want to Remain a Virgin
Katherine's boyfriend Max wants to express their growing love for each other sexually. Katherine has valued her virginity. What should she do?
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
Facebook Gossip or Cyberbullying
When Paige expresses her annoyance at her roommate in her Facebook status, is she cyberbullying?
Miriam Schulman
Living Situation
Should Mo decide to live in an ethnically grouped dorm building?
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
Workplace Faith - Pitfalls and Possibilities?

David W. Miller, Director, Princeton University Fa
Risks of Multi-tasking - Governance, Integrity, and Effectiveness

F. Daniel Siciliano, Stanford School of Law and Di
Subdued by What We Conquered
An analysis of the green theology of Pope Benedict XVIs encyclical Caritas in Veritate (in the National Catholic Reporter)
David DeCosse
Handling Council Critics
Does incivility violate a city's code of ethics?
Jason Wu
Dangerous Curves: A Case on Cheating
Francesca sees friends cheating on a test, where the grades will be curved. Should she tell?
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
Rush
A look at the ethical questions in rushing a fraternity
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
Should I Call the EMTs?
A student must decide whether to call for help when a friend passes out from drinking.
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
Major Decision
Do parents have the right to decide on their child's college major?
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
Inattention Is an Ethical Problem
Report on a talk on multi-tasking by Daniel Siciliano and Katharine Martin
Miriam Schulman
Sexiled
Freshmen Brad and Wilson have to work out a fair way to share their room.
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
Party!
A pre-law student tries to balance his academic and social life.
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
Navigating the Minefield of Social Media
Sr. Mary Angela Shaughnessy explores cyberbullying, friending, and other social media topics for teachers.
Miriam Schulman
The Slowdown Hits Home
When her family's financial situation changes, Kayla must decide whether to go to her first-choice, expensive college and allow her parents to dip into their retirement.
Rebecca Bivona Guttadauro
What's OK in a Campaign Blog
Vitriolic posts from a hostile blogger lead a candidate's supporters to counter-attack.
Judy Nadler
New Design for Haiti
SCU engineering students develop potential solution to housing problems
10 Milligrams (video)
Prize winning video on the use of study drugs on college campuses. From The Big Q contest for films on student ethics
Nicole Grazioli, Tara Khalilnaji, Jen LaPonte
Adderall=Cheating?
The ethics of taking study drugs. Entry in The Big Q contest for films on student ethics
Robyn Louie
Media's Effects on Body Image (video)
Commercials, movies, impact body image for students. Entry in The Big Q contest for films on student ethics
Kathryn Klein, Caitlin Whalen, Kristina Woodcock
Student Debt and the Importance of College: An Ethics Case
A student reflects on whether taking out a tuition loan is responsible
Meghan Skarzynski
Hook-Up Culture (video)
A look into how, as a result of changing technology, the world of dating has become more and more informal, leading to the hook-up culture we know today that is perpetuated by frequent drinking on and off campus.
Sara Phillips, Melissa Martin, Jenny Nicholson, Ke
Exposed! (video)
An interesting take on the implications of revealing personal information online.
Sara Phillips, Misa Mascovich, Melissa Martin
Workplace Faith--Synergy and Conflict (video)
Does faith have a role in business? An interview with the director of the Faith and Work Initiative at Princeton
David Miller
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
World of Warren
Warren is so involved in WoW that he rarely leaves his computer except to go to class. Is there anything ethically wrong with what he's doing?
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
Biotechnology and Ethics Class (video)
Students learn the science, social impact, and ethics behind advances in biotechnology
Job Search Dilemma
A job applicant is offered a job that is not his first choice. Should he take it and continue looking?
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
Religious Perspectives on Business Ethics and the Economy
A bibliography and resources
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
I Can't Get a C
A pre-med student considers copying the homework in Art History.
Miriam Schulman
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
Group Project
One member of a group project team is failing to carry her weight. What is the fair way to deal with members who don't do their fair share?
Miriam Schulman
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
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
Delinquency or Mental Health Problem? Reflection
Psychologist and professor Thomas Plante discusses the case of Pablo Sanchez
Thomas Plante
Delinquency or Mental Health Problem? The Case of Pablo Sancez
Providing culturally competent mental health care
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Not Hungry
A college student must decide what to do when her roommate shows signs of having anorexia.
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
Theme Party
A "Fresh off the Boat" party pokes fun at Asians.
Friends With Benefits
When alcohol and sex mix, two students wake up angry. Who is responsible?
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
New Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas for Elected Officials
The use of social media and new forms of conflicts of interest top the update of ethical issues facing locally elected public servants.
Poster Wars: When Is Speech Offensive?
Dorm floormates come into conflict over a political poster.
Rebecca Bivona-Guttadauro
The Case of the Reference Request
A manager is asked to fudge on a reference for a former employee
Jim Balassone
Start-up Ethics
Nearbuy Systems CEO and CFO talk about the particular ethical challenges in starting a company.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
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
Diane Ravitch Discusses Dangers of Corporate Education Reform
Education historian and policy analyst Diane Ravitch looks at charter schools, merit pay, and other proposals for education reform.
Miriam Schulman
'Fair' is in the eye of the beholder
The public pension reform debate hinges of different definitions of the concept of fairness.
Judy Nadler
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
Critics Miss Deeper Truth of a Fully Human Jesus Christ
An exploration of the controversyat the Smithsonian over the withdrawal from an exhibit of a video featuring ants crawling on a crucifix.
David Decosse
Business and Human Rights
A discussion of the UN's "Protect-Respect-Remedy Framework" for companies and governments addressing human rights issues.
Five Ways to Think Ethically
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson reviews five classic approaches to ethics: the greatest good; rights and duties; fairness; virtue; and the common good.
Kirk O. Hanson
Four Strategies for Managing Ethics
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson performs a comparative analysis of strategies companies use to manage ethics: relying on employee values, compliance, ethics exhortation, and managing values.
Kirk O. Hanson
Am I Responsible?
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson offers five tests for business people to determine whether, in any particular case, they are responsible for acting.
Kirk O. Hanson
Creating an Ethical Business Culture: The Role of the Board
Two introductory videos on what boards of directors must to to foster an ethical culture in their organizations
Michael L. Hackworth
Hackworth Grant Winners Winter 2011

What is Business Ethics?
An introduction to ethical concepts and how they can be applied in a business context.
Kirk O. Hanson
What Works to Stop Bullying
Practical steps for schools
Steve Johnson
Thinking Ethically About MRSA
A set of materials on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus for high school and college coaches, trainers, and athletic directors
MRSA: Best Ethical Practices (pdf)
Core ethical concerns for prevention and management of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Margaret R. McLean
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
Global Humanitarian Crises and the Role of Catholic Universities
The director of campus ethics at the Center looks at the many ways--from service to grappling with profound questions like How can a good God permit such suffering?
David DeCosse
Easy on the Wallet or Easy on the Earth: A Case About Ethics in Sourcing
A company must decide whether to order cheap shirts from China or expensive shirts from a local eco-friendly manufacturer.
Meghan Skarzynski
Privacy: Rights, Responsibilities, and Threats
A look at Hewlett Packard's privacy strategy
Scott Taylor
Towards an Ethical Culture
Identifying key elements of an effective ethics and compliance program
Kirk O. Hanson
An Ethics Case About Managing MRSA: Stage 1
The ethical issues at various stages of an outbreak of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Jack Penner
Ethics for Undergraduates; Resources for Parents
Information for Santa Clara University parents on the University's ethics programs
How the Laws of California Are Really Made: Sponsored Legislation

More Than I Could Ever Describe: Gender, Culture, India
An SCU student spends a year living in an orphanage in India
Sarah Bradley
Creating an Ethical Business Culture: The Role of the Board
Two introductory videos on what boards of directors must to to foster an ethical culture in their organizations
Michael L. Hackworth
IPS Stem Cells: New Ethical Quandaries
Induced pluripotent stem cells raise questions about cloning, privacy, and informed consent
Sally Lehrman
Principles for Handling Ethics Crises
Kirk O. Hanson, Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and University Professor of Organizations and Society, shares his observations about Leadership and Corporate Governance.
Kirk O. Hanson
Global Ethics in Corporations
Kirk O. Hanson, Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and University Professor of Organizations and Society, shares his observations about Leadership and Corporate Governance.
Kirk O. Hanson
Success Factors for Corporate Ethics Programs
Kirk O. Hanson, Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and University Professor of Organizations and Society, shares his observations about Leadership and Corporate Governance.
Kirk O. Hanson
Importance of a CEO Who Cares
Kirk O. Hanson, Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and University Professor of Organizations and Society, shares his observations about Leadership and Corporate Governance.
Kirk O. Hanson
Response to Friedman's View on Business
Kirk O. Hanson, Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and University Professor of Organizations and Society, shares his observations about the Public's Trust in Business.
Kirk O. Hanson
Corporate Governance
Three perspectives on governance from the Center conference, "The Accountable Corporation."
Tom McCoy, Katharine Martin, Stephen F. Diamond
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
Board Governance and Culture Research Report
A PowerPoint presentation delivered at the April 6-7, 2005 Business and Organizational Partnership Meeting
Vail Leadership Institute
Ethics and Brand Value: Strategic Differentiation
A PowerPoint presentation given at the April 6-7, 2005 Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership Meeting
John Paluszek
Business Ethics in China
Stephan Rothlin, general secretary of the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing, discusses Chinese approaches to corruption.
Miriam Schulman
Sarbanes Oxley After Three Years
A Powerpoint presentation by a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's corporate practice
Mark Bertelsen
Character Mentoring
A PowerPoint presentation on character formation in a business context keywords, business ethics, character, role model
Dennis Moberg
Understanding Rule Bending
A PowerPoint presentation on the Devaluation of compliance in the DOD
Leslie Sekerka
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
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
Making the case that your program works (ppt)
The Editor of Ethikos magazine talks about what makes a credible ethics and compliance program
Joe Murphy, CCEP
Zimbardo's Theories Applied to Business
Psychologist Philip Zimbardo proposed 10 traps that organizations inadvertently create to ensnare good people in bad behavior.
Cameron Bilger
Ethics and Lobbying in Washington and at the State Level
The vice president for government affairs at Applied Materials outlines an agenda for ethical and effective lobbying.
Gary Fazzino
Giving Wise Advice
Results of an empirical study on wisdom and ethics
Dennis Moberg
Twitter: An Insider's View
A talk by Twitter general counsel.
Alexander Macgillivray
Twitter: An Insider's View
Twitter General Counsel Alexander Macgillivray headlines the first event in the 2010-2011 IT, Ethics, and Law Forum, now in its fifth year. The series is a collaboration between the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, the High Tech Law Institute, and the Center for Science, Technology, and Society.
Ethics at Noon: Ethics, Lobbying, and How the Laws of California Are Really Made
Karen de Sa, reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, and Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, discuss the influence of lobbyists on lawmaking in California. Nadler is the former mayor of Santa Clara, Calif. De Sa is the author of a Mercury News series on Sponsored Bills in Sacramento. Participants will include members of the Center's Public Sector Roundtable.
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.
Difficulty of Being Good: Business Ethics and the Subtle Art of Dharma
A talk by Gurcharan Das, author of The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma (Penguin 2009). His international bestseller, India Unbound, is a narrative account of India from Independence to the global information age, and has been published in 17 languages and filmed by BBC. He writes a regular column on Sundays for the Times of India, Dainik Bhaskar, Eenadu, Sakal and other papers and periodic guest columns for the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Newsweek. Das was CEO of Procter & Gamble India and later Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide (Strategic Planning).
Sustainability Initiative at Santa Clara
As part of the Sustainability Initative at Santa Clara, Professor Shrader-Frechette will offer a lecture on Environmental Injustice and Catholic Social Ethics: The Reality of the Issues and the Scope of our Response. Dr. Shrader-Frechette will also offer the keynote presentation for Western Conversations 2010: Sustainability and Environmental Justice on Jesuit Campuses,hosted by Santa Clara University.
Ethics at Noon: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Precautionary Principle
A discussion of ethics and risk in the aftermath of a disaster. Panelists will be: Kenneth Manaster, Presidential Professor of Ethics and the Common Good, SCU Law Michael Meyer, Professor, SCU Philosophy Keith Warner, Professor, SCU Religious Studies and Center for Science, Technology, and Society
Ethics at Noon
Taking My Company's Business Ethics to China: Challenges and Opportunities
Oil Spill (podcast)
Managing possibly catastrophic risk
Emerging Issues Group
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.
Privacy: Rights, Responsibilities, and Threats
Stewarding customer information and providing consumers with meaningful choice are business responsibilities. Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, interviews Scott Taylor, chief privacy officer, Hewlett-Packard, on privacy
Ethical Challenges of Doing Business in China
Kirk Hanson interviews Stephan Rothlin on the challenges of doing business in China
Fraud in Financial Reporting - Causes and Solutions
Preventing fraud through encouraging finance professionals to express concerns to superiors. Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, interviews David Price, audit partner with Ernst & Young
Role of Internal Audit in Creating an Ethical Culture
Internal Audit, as an extension of a board Audit Committee can help set the ethical tone of the organization. Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, interviews Mark Orton, vice president for internal audit, Agilent
Is the Common Good Still Possible?
Podcast of a May 12, 2010, talk by Peter Schrag, former editorial page editor and columnist, The Sacramento Bee
Peter Schrag
Taking my Business to China
Podcast of a May 17, 2010, talk by Stephan Rothlin, S.J.
Stephan Rothlin, S.J.
Oil Spill: Managing Risk Ethically
Podcast of an Emerging Issues Group Meeting on the Oil Spill.
Emerging Issues Group
Clergy Sexual Abuse
Podcast on an Emerging Issues Group Meeting on Clergy Sexual Abuse.
Emerging Issues Group
August 6, 2010 Roundtable: Government Pensions
Summary of a Public Sector Roundtable Meeting on Government Pensions
Citizens United: The Supreme Court and Campaign Finances
Podcast of an Emerging Issues Group Meeting on The Supreme Court and Campaign Finances.
Emerging Issues Group
End of Life IT Management
Managing the reuse and disposal of outdated computer equipment is the subject of this video from Cisco, featuring Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson .
Cisco News
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
Tomando una decision etica
Metodologia para la toma decisiones eticas del Centro de Eticas Aplicadas Markkula.
Ethics of Business: Where and Why It Can Go Wrong
Video interview of Center Executive Director Kirk Hanson about cycles of ethical crises in business and what business schools can do to promote ethical behavior in students. From the Cranfield School of Management
Kirk Hanson interviewed by Frank Horwitz
Public Trust in Business
Center Director Kirk Hanson gives a seminar for the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics on Public Trust in Business.
Kirk Hanson
HIV Vaccine Development: A Call for Justice
The case for vaccine development as the best approach to the HIV/AIDS pandemic
Erin Cleveland
Outbreak: Discussion Module
Materials on developing pharmaceuticals for the Developing World, based on the case, The Outbreak, on this Web site.
Kari Kjos
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
Whistle Blowing: The Good, the Bad, and...
Michael Winston describes his experience as a whistle blower at Countrywide in an interview with Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson
Kirk Hanson
Insider Trading Enforcement
A definition of insider trading and tips on preventing the problem
Miriam Schulman
The Case of the Million Dollar Decision
A company is planning to expand in a country where bribery is a normal part of doing business.
Michael Hackworth, Thomas Shanks
Stopping Corporate Fraud
Joseph Grundfest, former SEC commissioner, addresses the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership.
Miriam Schulman
Criminologists Needed
A criminologist's look at financial scandals.
William K. Black
Keeping the SEC on a Starvation Diet
Insufficient funding for SEC contributes to corporate scandals.
William K. Black
Where are honest business leaders when this country needs them?
Can Americans really count on the ethics of the nation's business leaders to protect the average investor?
Rob Elder
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
Enron: What Ever Happened to Going Down with the Ship?
The responsibility of executives for company failures.
Miriam Schulman
WorldCom
What went wrong at WorldComm? Sweetheart loans to executives and a growth-through-acquisitions strategy are suggested as contributors to this business scandal.
Dennis Moberg and Edward Romar
Repeating the Past
Learning the wrong lessons from the Savings & Loan crisis.
William K. Black
Enron: We Slept Through Class
Lessons on ethics from the S&L debacle of the 1980s are being relearned--painfully--in recent financial scandals.
William K. Black
Link Between Moral and Market Values
Market value accounting and fraud.
William K. Black
Encouraging Internal Whistleblowing in Organizations
How can businesses encourage employees to report ethical lapses?
Lilanthi Ravishankar
Surviving a Federal Criminal Investigation
PowerPoint presentation on FBI investigations of white collar crime.
Jeffrey Bornstein, Tamara Neiman
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
Control Fraud at Rite Aid
The executive director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention discusses what went wrong at Rite Aid (pdf)
William Black
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
Crisis at Sunrise Medical
Former Sunrise CEO describes a 1994-95 accounting fraud in one of the companys divisions, exploring the impact, causes, and lessons learned (podcast).
Richard Chandler
Identifying and Investigating Fraud and Corruption
A presentation on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other international anti-corruption laws
Bob Mattson and Craig Martin, Partners, Morrison &
Insider Trading: Law, Trust, and Prevention
A definition of and scenarios about insider training, plus suggestions about what businesses can do to discourage it
Embellishing The Details
A student journalist considers whether to fabricate to make a point.
Jake Teeny
Board's Role in Ensuring an Ethical Corporate Culture (video)
What role should the Board have in assessing, maintaining and even improving the corporations ethical culture? And exactly what is ethical culture? between ethical culture and performance?
Michael Hackworth
Safety, Corporate Responsibility, and the Oil Spill
Lessons from the oil spill on managing corporate behavior
Kirk O. Hanson
Deep Pockets
Materials on how local governments weigh whether or not to defend against litigation
Deep Pockets in the Public Sector
When should a city defend against litigation, and when should it settle? A look at the ethical issues.
Miriam Schulman
Public Sector Roundtable Ethics Hot Spots, May 2010
Challenges facing public officials
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
Business Ethics in China: Resources
Collection of materials on business ethics in China from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Catholic Social Teaching and White Privilege in the Age of Obama
Podcast of a talk January 7, 2010 by Alex Mikulich, Research Fellow, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University, New Orleans.
Alex Mikulich
Haiti, Chile, and the Challenge of Humanitarian Disasters: A Hands-On View From Catholic Relief Serv
Podcast of a May 6, 2010, talk by Paul Miller of Catholic Relief Services
Paul Miller
Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Hierarchy: Theological Perspectives
Podcast of a presentation April 28, 2010, by the Jesuit Community Professor of Religious Studies at SCU
Paul Crowley, SJ
MBA Oath
Podcast discussion of the effort by MBA students to promote a pledge to create value ethically and responsibly
Center Emerging Issues Group
Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Hierarchy: Organizational Perspectives
Podcast of a presentation April 29, 2010, by the executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Kirk O. Hanson
Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Hierarchy: Pastoral Perspectives
Podcast of a talk April 28 by the Chancellor, Catholic Diocese of San Jose
Linda Bearie
Consumer Protection Reform
Podcast of a discussion on informed consent in the context of consumer protection reform
Emerging Issues Group
Health Care Reform and Social Justice
Blue Shield of California CEO Bruce Bodaken discusses the ethical issues in various proposals for health care reform
Bruce Bodaken
Searching for Whitopia: White Enclaves in America and the Problem of the Common Good
Talk given on October 27, 2009. Rich Benjamin, Senior Fellow, Demos Institute, and Author: "Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America" (October 2009).
Astrobiology, Exploration, and Ethics
Talk given on October 29, 2009 Dr. Christopher McKay, Planetary Scientist, Space Science Division, NASA Ames; Dr. Margaret McLean, Director, Health Care and Biotechnology Program, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics; Dr. Margaret Race, Principal Scientist, SETI Institute
Health Care Reform and Social Justice
Talk given on November 5 2009 Bruce Bodaken, Chairman, President, and CEO, Blue Shield of California, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Should the United States Promote Democracy Throughout the World?
Talk given on November 19, 2009. Professor Cynthia Boaz, Political Science, Sonoma State; Professor Jane Curry, SCU Political Science; Professor Farid Senzai, SCU Political Science
California: A State of Turmoil
Talk given on February 3, 2010. Dan Walters, Political Columnist, Sacramento Bee.
'Charity in Truth': Implications of an Encyclical for Business, Higher Education, and the Public
Talk given on February 17, 2010. Kirk Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and University Professor of Organizations and Society; Professor Kristin Heyer, SCU Religious Studies; James Stormes, S.J., Lo Schiavo Chair in Catholic Studies and Social Thought, University of San Francisco
Alleviating Poverty Through Profitable Partnerships: Reflections on Markets and the Bottom Billion
Talk given on February 24, 2010. Professor Dennis Moberg, Wilkinson Professor of Management and Ethics, SCU Management, and Nicholas Santos, S.J., Visiting Scholar, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Value of an Independent Catholic Press: A Perspective From the National Catholic Reporter
Talk given on March 8, 2010. Tom Fox, Editor, National Catholic Reporter
Ethical Dimensions of Informed Consent
Talk given on April 5, 2010. Robert Audi, Professor of Philosophy and David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics, University of Notre Dame
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
Ethical Dimensions of Informed Consent
A talk by Robert Audi. April 5, 2010
Civility in a Fractured Society
A talk by Jim Leach. April 6, 2010
What the Surprising Failure of Data Anonymization Means for Law and Policy
A Talk by Professor Paul Ohm. April 7, 2010.
Obama Administration's Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership Initiative
Alexia Kelley, director of the federal Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, speaks on faith-based initiatives. April 29, 2010
Fair Trade Health: Access to Essential Drugs for the Poor
A talk by Nicole Hassoun. May 4, 2010
Is the Common Good Still Possible: Reflections on Immigration and Politics in California
Peter Schrag reflects on the current difficulties of California politics in light of his new book, "Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America" (University of California Press, May 2010). May 12, 2010
Taking My Company's Business Ethics to China: Challenges and Opportunities
A presentation by Kirk O. Hanson, executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and Stephan Rothlin, S.J., secretary general, Center of Business Ethics in China. May 17, 2010
Paul Miller, Foreign Aid Advisor for Catholic Relief Services

Santa Clara Responds to Global Crises: Sharing Lessons Learned in Haiti

Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Hierarchy
A panel on the ethical, theological, and pastoral challenges presented by clergy sexual abuse
Kirk Hanson, Paul Crowley, Linda Bearie
Angels in the Dust
Film showing and discussion on the AIDS crisis in South Africa
Savior Siblings: A Case Study Based on My Sister's Keeper
Using the movie "My Sister's Keeper," this case study reviews the science and ethics behind designer babies
Kari Kjos
Later Round Financing in a Troubled Economy
A seminar co-sponsored by Morrison & Foerster
Organ Transplantation: Protecting Donor Dignity
An exploration of organ transplantation after cardiac death
Margaret R. McLean
Tangled Web
Editors meet to discuss how to hold ethics standards high in the face of sweeping changes in how newsrooms work
Jerry Ceppos
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,
Evolving Landscape of Advanced-Illness Care
As end-of-life care enters what many are calling its "second wave," hospice and palliative care services in the United Sates continue to expand, bringing better quality of life at the end of life to increasing numbers of individuals and families. Patients and families are more often achieving the kinds of outcomes they say matter mostbetter symptom management, clearer communication about the patients condition, greater sensitivity to spiritual and cultural issues, and control over the site of death.
Compassion in Action: The Evolving Landscape of Advanced-Illness Care
This conference brings together leading experts who will examine key issues in contemporary advanced-illness care. Mar. 22, 2010
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.
Gifts to Public Officials
Discussion from a meeting of the Public Sector Roundtable
Alleviating Poverty Through Profitable Partnerships
Reflections on Markets and the Bottom Billion
Dennis Moberg and Nicholas Santos, S.J.
Ethics at Noon: Alleviating Poverty Through Profitable Partnerships
Reflections on Markets and the Bottom Billion February 24, 2010
Ethics at Noon: The Value of an Independent Catholic Press
A Perspective From the National Catholic Reporter March 8, 2010
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
Health Care Reform: A Case for the Young and Healthy
A case study raising questions of fairness and personal responsibility in insurance coverage for young people.
Kari Kjos
When Official Roles Conflict
A set of case studies on conflicts of interest for local officials
Whom Do I Represent? Local and Regional Public Service
A case study of a councilmember serving on the county transit board
Judy Nadler
Serving the Greater Good: A Conflict Between Local and State Responsibilities
A case study of a councilmember invited to serve on a statewide task force
Judy Nadler
Social Media: Possibilities and Challenges for Local Governments
Ethical issues concerning the uses of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media by government officials
Public Sector Roundtable Ethics Hot Spots, Nov. 2009

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
Medical Amnesty and Responsibility
Three questions for campuses considering a medical amnesty policy
Kari Kjos
Leading an Ethical Business Life
A talk Nov. 15 by Kirk O. Hanson, Center executive director.
Minds for Sale: Ubiquitous Human Computing and the Future of the Internet
Report on a talk by Jonathan Zittrain on crowdsourcing
Ethics: Beyond Codes and Disclosure Forms
Presentation to 32 Speakers of State Houses of Representatives at the 2009 National Speakers Conference hosted by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, Sea Island, Georgia. October 22, 2009
Kirk Hanson
Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas of Pandemic Flu
Questions for policy makers preparing for pandemics
Kirk O. Hanson
Torture: Is the Ticking Bomb Scenario the Right Approach
Transcript of a discussion on torture in the Center's Emerging Issues Group
Markkula Prize
An award for SCU seniors making an outstanding contribution in applied ethics
Good Life: A Student Ethics Club
Club for undergraduates looks at ethics in everyday life
Successfully Serving as a City Council Member and a Non-profit Board Member
Three brief cases illustrating conflicts between non-profit and public service
Robin Lowe, Judy Nadler, Eric Vail
Two Views of a Budget
A case study for state officials on resolving a budget crisis
Judy Nadler
Red Light, Green Light for State Legislators
Brief cases highlight ethical dilemmas for state officials
Judy Nadler
Social Justice
Reflection questions address, "What do we mean when we talk about social justice?"
Noelle Lopez
Be Not Afraid: Catholic Views of Advanced Care Planning
Clergy and religious comment on end-of-life directives
Miriam Schulman
Hospital's Ethical Obligation to the Uninsured
Reflection on the case of a patient with Crohn's disease
Nick Welter
Duty of the Physician to an Uninsured Patient
Reflection on the case of a patient with Crohn's disease
Ella Sanman
When Doing Good May Be Doing Wrong
Four scenarios on potential conflicts between public service and work with non-profits
Judy Nadler
The Case of Madisyn Whitfield: Chronic Illness and the Uninsured
A young woman suffering from Crohn's disease cannot afford treatment.
Anna Kozas
Serving Two Masters: Discussion of the Cases
Responses to cases illustrating conflicts of interest
Emerging Ethical Issues for Local Government Officials

Serving Two Masters: Government and Non-Profit Service
LeeAnn Pelham, executive director of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission, looks at potential conflicts of interest.
Ethics Roundtable for Locally Elected Officials
A program in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Role of Friends in a Medical Emergency
Reflection on the case of a patient with Crohn's disease
Richelle Neal
Hackworth Research Grant Winners, Spring 2009
Winners of the Hackworth Research Grant for Spring 2009
Honoring Our Students
The Ethics Center awards 2009 prizes to top students
Anatomy of a Stick-up (video)
A discussion of shareholder derivatives litigation
Michael L. Hackworth, Erik Olson, and William Sher
Catholic School Principals' Institute: Summer Institute
Santa Clara University's Catholic School Principal's Institute is an engaging program, both reflective and issues-oriented, for principals and administrators in Catholic elementary and high schools.
Ethics Camp: Ethics Camp Express 2009
This 2-day camp is for teachers, counselors, and administrators in alternative, continuation, special, correctional, and general education programs for at-risk students and juvenile offenders.
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.
Regan Lecture: Autonomy and the History of American Bioethics
Dr. Jonsen is a biomedical ethicist and author. He is Emeritus Professor of Ethics in Medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, where he was Chairman of the Department of Medical History and Ethics from 1987-1999, and currently is Co-Director of the Program in Medicine and Human Values at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Ethics at Noon: Moral Realism and Moral Facts
Professor Christopher Kulp will be giving a lecture on Moral Realism and Moral Facts. Christopher Kulp is an associate professor for the Santa Clara University Department of Philosophy.
Ethics at Noon: Brain-Boosting Drugs and the Ethics of Cognitive Enhancement
In a recent article in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature, Hank Greely, professor of law at Stanford University, and colleagues called for "a presumption that mentally competent adults should be able to engage in cognitive enhancement using drugs." Greely will discuss their conclusions at this lunch-hour presentation.
Ethics and Education Forum: K-12 Education, the California State Budget Crisis, and Ethical Choices
Nancy Kotowski, Ph.D. will be giving a talk on K-12 Education, the California State Budget Crisis, and Ethical Choices for Schools.
Ethics at Noon: Ethical Challenges and Choices in Reporting Social Scientific Research
Assistant Professor Laura Ellingson from the SCU Department of Communication will be giving a lecture on the Ethical Challenges and Choices in Reporting Social Scientific Research.
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.
Ethics at Noon: Bailouts, Fairness, and Moral Hazard: Ethical Challenges in Dismal Economic Times
A Presentation by: Professor Alexander Field, SCU Economics Professor Kirk Hanson, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Professor William Sundstrom, SCU Economics.
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.
Ethics at Noon: The Salvadoran Jesuit Murders: An Update on the Case and on the Reach of Internatio
The Salvadoran Jesuit Murders: An Update on the Case and on the Reach of International Justice. A lecture presented by: Almudena Bernabeu, Center for Justice and Accountability and Professor Beth Van Schaack of the SCU School of Law.
Ethics at Noon: A Case Study in Research Ethics: Is Grief Counseling Harmful?
Dale G. Larson (Ph.D., U. C. Berkeley; B.A., University of Chicago) is a professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University. Larson has published extensively on grief and grief counseling and is the author of The Helper's Journey: Working With People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness.
Ethics at Noon: Non-Paying Patients and the Right to Health Care: The Challenge of Trauma Medicine
Non-Paying Patients and the Right to Health Care: The Challenge of Trauma Medicine in United States a lecture by Harry Teter.
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.
Ethics at Noon: No Trespassing? Ownership of Land, the Legal Concept of Adverse Possession, and t
Sometimes known as squatters rights, the principle of adverse possession basically allows someone who has possessed land for an extended period to claim it as their own. SCU Professor of Political Science Timothy Lukes and attorney Minh Hoang apply the idea of adverse possession to the current national debate on immigration reform.
Social Justice as a Moral Concept
Hackworth Fellow Noelle Lopez reflects on the place of social justice in the SCU experience and the lack of a shared understanding about what the term means.
Noelle Lopez
Slow Food
SCU students celebrate slow food and the pleasure of cooking and eating together
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
Thinking Ethically About the Environment
An introduction to a short course in environmental ethics
Keith Douglass Warner OFM, with David DeCosse
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
Student Choices: My Poster, My Identity
A political poster creates conflicts on a dorm floor.
Rebecca Fox-Bivona
Student Choices: My Homework or Our Homework
When does collaboration become cheating?
Rebecca Fox-Bivona
Student Choices: What Will Sex Mean?
Katherine wants to remain a virgin.
Rebecca Fox-Bivona
Facing Conflicts of Interest in Troubled Times (Webinar)
A panel including a former chief accountant of the SEC, a leading plaintiff class action litigator, a public company general counsel, and an independent board member
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
Importance of Relationships in the Case of Gabriela Rivera
A physician and president of Cross Cultural Health Care Concepts reflects on the case of a Latino family facing end-of-life decisions.
John Silva
The Case of Greene Gardens
The case describes the 2006 E. coli outbreak in the California spinach industry.
Gregory A. Baker and Kirk O. Hanson
Honzel Fellowship in Health Care Ethics
New gift supports undergraduate student in health care and bioethics
From Chronic to Critical: A Latino Family Confronts End-of-Life Decisions
A case study of an elderly Puerto Rican immigrant to the United States suffering from the effects of diabetes.
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Cultural Humility and Compassionate Presence at the End of Life
The attitude and cultural competence required for a two-way therapeutic relationship, where both patient and provider contribute.
Sylvia Austerlic
Communications, Compliance, and Capacity: The Case of Gabriela Rivera
A physician explores the themes of communication, compliance, and capacity in culturally competent care.
Marc Tunzi
Autonomy, Justice, and Gabriela Rivera's Need for Care
Culturally based assumptions may blind well-meaning caregivers to issues of justice in health care.
Karen Peterson-Iyer
The Duties of Friendship
A student must decide whether to call the EMTs when her friend passes out after drinking
Rebecca Fox-Bivona
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
Competing Identities
A poster on a student's dorm room door causes controversy.
Rebecca Fox-Bivona
Bioethics in a Global Perspective: Challenges for Catholic Social Teaching
Lisa Sowle Cahill speaks on Bioethics in a Global Perspective: Challenges for Catholic Social Teachin, during Ethics at Noon.
Spiritual Ministry to the Business Community
Background and proposals on providing spiritual support in the workplace.
Max Oliva, S.J.
Ethics at Noon: Bioethics in a Global Perspective: Challenges for Catholic Social Teaching
Lisa Sowle Cahill will explore Catholic notions of feminism, politics, peacemaking and ethics in an evening presentation Jan. 15 for the President's Speaker Series.
No Trespassing? Ownership of Land, the Legal Concept of Adverse Possession, and the U.S. Immigration
SCU Professor of Political Science Timothy Lukes and attorney Minh Hoang apply the idea of adverse possession to the current national debate on immigration reform.
Islam, the State, and Human Rights: Refining the Terms of Inquiry
Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im of Emory University will lecture on "Islam, the State, and Human Rights: Refining the Terms of Inquiry."
Finals Week: What to do about stimulants?
A case exploring whether taking drugs like Adderall to improve cognitive performance is simply a form of enhancement or a form of cheating.
Rebecca Fox-Bivona
When Do I Friend?
Do the same rules apply to Facebook friends and "real-world" friends?
Noelle Lopez
Open and Notorious: Adverse Possession and Immigration Reform
An application of the legal concept of adverse possession to the immigration debate
Timothy J. Lukes and Minh T. Hoang
Hurricane Katrina and Engineering Ethics: Reflections on the Soul of the Profession by a National Le
Professor Raymond Seed, University of California, Berkeley, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Leader, Independent Levee Investigation Team
"Drill, Baby, Drill" and Oil Off the Coast: Ethical Imperative or Moral Hazard?
Two students will represent pro/con responses, followed by a discussion with the audience. Moderated by Nick Obradovich, Hackworth Fellow with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. This event is part of Campus Sustainability Week.
Should All SCU Students Be Vegetarian?
Two students will represent pro/con responses, followed by a discussion with the audience. Moderated by Beth Tellman, Hackworth Fellow with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.This event is part of Campus Sustainability Week.
Climate Change, Prosperity, and Big Ideas: The Moral Imperative of Creating a New Politics of Sustai
Michael Shellenberger, co-author of Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility; Respondent: Peter Kareiva, SCU Environmental Studies Institute and Nature Conservancy.
Information Technology, Policy, and the Next American President: Key Legal, Social, and Ethical Chal
Featuring Larry Magid, Technology Columnist, San Jose Mercury News. Respondent: Geoffrey Bowker, Executive Director, SCU's Center for Science, Technology, and Society
Ethics and the Assessor
PowerPoint presentation for the California Assessors Association 106th Annual Conference on doing the publics business with transparency and integrity
Kirk O. Hanson
Juicy Campus: A Face-to-Face Forum
Report on a student-led discussion on the ethical issues in anonymous gossip on the Web
Noelle Lopez
Global Anti-Corruption Regulatory Climate--Protecting You and Your Company
A joint program with Morrison Foerster explores how to protect yourself and your company
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
Fairness, Financial Markets, and the Fallout From the Subprime Crisis
Gretchen Morgenson of the New York Times will address the questions and more during her talk at Santa Clara University.
Perceptions of Fairness and Insider Trading: Cross-Cultural Evidence From Ten Countries
A presentation by Meir Statman, Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance, SCU Department of Finance.
Financial Bailout Bill
Emerging Issues - Financial Bailout Bill [10/06/2008]
Emerging Issues Group
Max Oliva, S.J., Visiting Scholar
Visiting Scholar
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
Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy
Transparency, land use and planning, and civic engagement top the list of information needs for citizens to participate effectively in decision making.
Judy Nadler
Meeting the Public's Information Needs
Center Senior Fellow in Government Ethics joins other community leaders in a discussion of the information needs of communities in a democracy.
Undergraduate Fellowship in Environmenal Ethics
Highlighting the work of undergraduate fellows focused on sustainability
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
Global Anti-Corruption Regulatory Climate
A panel co-sponsored by the Center and Morrison Foerster addresses how companies can protect themselves.
Hackworth Research Grant Winners Spring 2008
Hackworth Research Grant Winners, Spring 2008
Ethics Camp 2008
Summer workshops for educators show how to integrate ethics into the curriculum
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
A Difficult Birth: Navigating Language and Cultural Differences
A case about Undocumented Parents and a Difficult Birth
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Difficult Birth: Navigating Language and Cultural Differences - Reflections by Rebecca J. Hester
Response to a case study A Difficult Birth: Navigating Language and Cultural Differences
Rebecca J. Hester
Difficult Birth: Navigating Language and Cultural Differences - Reflections by Nayamin Martinez
Response to a case study A Difficult Birth: Navigating Language and Cultural Differences
Nayamin Martinez
Difficult Birth: Navigating Language and Cultural Differences - Reflections by Karen Peterson-Iyer
Response to a case study A Difficult Birth: Navigating Language and Cultural Differences
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Difficult Birth: Navigating Language and Cultural Differences - Reflections by Marc Tunzi
Response to a case study A Difficult Birth: Navigating Language and Cultural Differences
Marc Tunzi
Difficult Birth: Navigating Language and Cultural Differences - Reflections by Marc Tunzi
Response to a case study A Difficult Birth: Navigating Language and Cultural Differences
Marc Tunzi
Culturally Competent Care for Latino Patients: Introduction
An introduction to Culturally Competent Care for Latino Patients
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Deferred Prosecution Agreements and Federal Monitors
Panelists discuss their role in white collar prosecutions and as federal monitors
B. Prachar, L. Caldwell, B. Schwartz, W. Swenson,
No-Bid Contracts for Iraqi Oil
Emerging Issues - No-Bid Contracts for Iraqi Oil [7/7/2008]
Emerging Issues Group
Church Autonomy in Medical Ethical Decision Making
An SCU student reflects on artificial nutrition and hydration for patients in a persistent vegetative state
Nicole Van Groningen
International Anti-Corruption Statutes and the FCPA
Panel discussion on the costs and challenges of corruption for companies doing business internationally
M. Horowitz, N. Zucker Boswell, M. Doyle, R. Matts
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
Deferred Prosecution Agreements and Federal Monitors
Cutting-Edge Issues in Compliance and Business Conduct conference sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, BECA & ECOA
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
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
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
Data Abuses at Deutsche Telekom
Emerging Issues - Data Abuses at Deutsche Telekom [6/2/2008]
Emerging Issues Group
Setting a Moral Vision for Academe
PowerPoint presentation on bridging the "isought" divide in international education
Lester Goodchild
Business Ethics: Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?
Podcast of an interview with Center Executive-in-Residence Jim Balassone.
Ethics and the Middle Manager: Creating "Tone in The Middle"
Specific behaviors middle managers must demonstrate in order for lower level employees to understand that the organization is serious about ethics
Kirk O. Hanson
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
Why News Media Must Embrace Online Rules
Online news outlets face ethical challenges when they invite public commentary.
Edward Wasserman
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.
Cancer: A Failure to Communicate - Reflections by Abdelmalek Yamani
Response to a case study where cultural misunderstandings interfere with medical care for a cancer patient.
Abdelmalek Yamani
Cutting-Edge Issues in Compliance and Business Conduct
A day-long forum with panel sessions on business ethics topics May 28, 2008
Private lives of Public Officials
Emerging Issues - Private lives of Public Officials [3/31/2008]
Emerging Issues Group
Business ethics in China
Emerging Issues - Business ethics in China [11/14/2007]
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
Catholic Conscience, Bioethics, and the Public Square
Monday, April 7, Regan Lecture: "The Catholic Conscience, Bioethics, and the Public Square," A talk by Dr. Edmund Pellegrino, Chair, President George W. Bush's Council on Bioethics, and John Carroll Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Georgetown University Medical Center, 6 p.m., De Saisset Museum This lecture is made possible in part by a gift from New York Life Insurance Co. in honor of William Regan III. It is part of Science and Health Horizons, a series of events designed to enrich student, faculty, and community understanding of modern health care topics.
On Ethics and Immigration
Thursday, April 24, Lecture: "On Ethics and Immigration," Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, 7 p.m., Recital Hall Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano ('79) is one of our nations most innovative political leaders and was chosen by Time Magazine as one of Americas Top Five Governors. Prior to her election as governor, Napolitano served as U.S. Attorney for Arizona and as Arizonas first female Attorney General. She is a national leader in addressing the issue of illegal immigration and was the first governor to call for the National Guard at the border at federal expense.
Immigration: Where Do We Go From Here?
Women & Islam: Head Scarves and Other Expression of Faith
Wednesday, May 14, Panel Discussion: "Women & Islam: Head Scarves and Other Expression of Faith," Faculty Panelist: Professor Farid Senzai, SCU Department of Political Science; Student Panelists: Faten Hijazi, SCU School of Engineering; Roujin Mozaffarimehr, SCU '08 and Hackworth Fellow, Ethics Center; Jessica Coblentz, SCU '08 and Hackworth Fellow, Ethics Center. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Multicultural Learning, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. 3:30-5, Williman Room, Benson Center
World That Wikipedia Made: The Ethics and Values of Public Knowledge
Thursday, May 15, Panel Discussion: "The World That Wikipedia Made: The Ethics and Values of Public Knowledge," Mike Godwin, General Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation; and possible other panelists. Co-sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology, and Society; the High Tech Law Institute; and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Reception: 6 to 6:30 p.m.; Panel Discussion: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., De Saisset Museum
Pandemic Influenza Ethics Tool
Ethical issues to consider in preparing for a pandemic, prepared for the Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Margaret R. McLean
National Apologies
The February 2008 apology from the Australian parliament to Aboriginal people forms the basis for lessons on stepping forward to right historical wrongs.
Frank Brennan, SJ
Cancer: A Failure to Communicate - Reflections by Karen Peterson-Iyer
Response to a case study where cultural misunderstandings interfere with medical care for a cancer patient.
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Cancer: A Failure to Communicate
A case study of how cultural misunderstandings interfere with medical care for a cancer patient.
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Cancer: A Failure to Communicate - Reflection by Doha Raik Hamza
Response to a case study where cultural misunderstandings interfere with medical care for a cancer patient.
Doha Raik Hamza
Cancer: A Failure to Communicate - Reflections by Dr. Sheik Hassan and Dr. Hossam E. Fadel
Response to a case study where cultural misunderstandings interfere with medical care for a cancer patient.
Dr. Sheik Hassan and Dr. Hossam E. Fadel
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
Premarital Sex, Faith & the SCU Student
Report on a panel discussion among Santa Clara University students on ethics, spirituality, and sex outside of marriage
Jessica Coblentz
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
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
Confronting a Fetal Abnormality: Sensitivity to a Muslim Patient
A case study raising issues of culturally competent health care for a Muslim woman.
Karen Peterson-Iyer
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
Confronting a Fetal Abnormality: Reflections by Doha Raik Hamza
Response to a case raising issues in culturally competent health care for a Muslim woman.
Doha Raik Hamza
Confronting a Fetal Abnormality: Reflections by Sheik N. Hassan and Hossam E. Fadel
Response to a case raising issues in culturally competent health care for a Muslim woman.
Sheik N. Hassan and Hossam E. Fadel
Confronting a Fetal Abnormality: Reflections by Karen Peterson-Iyer
Response to a case raising issues in culturally competent health care for a Muslim woman.
Karen Peterson-Iyer
Confronting a Fetal Abnormality: Reflections by Abdelmalek Yamani
Response to a case raising issues in culturally competent health care for a Muslim woman.
Abdelmalek Yamani
Business Ethics Scenarios
Brief cases that raise questions on gifts, conflicts of interest, disparagement, and more.
Jim Balassone
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
Center Director Named One of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics
Kirk O. Hanson is honored in the 2007 list by Ethisphere Magazine.
How You Can Help
Gifts from $50 to $25,000 support Center programs in important ways.
Role, Responsibilities, and Challenges of Corporate Gatekeepers
A CFO and audit committee chair, a general counsel, an outside counsel, an audit partner from a public accounting firm, and an SEC associate regional director discuss their roles as corporate gatekeepers.
Miriam Schulman
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
Center Director Honored by Aspen Institute
Kirk O. Hanson receives the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Business Education.
Consumer Rights and Corporate Responsibility
Issues in protecting consumer rights in China were the focus of this international business ethics conference.
Trust Online
A conference on ethical, social, regulatory, and legal aspects of creating trust on the Internet
Sunshine reform
Testimony to the San Jose City Council on improving government transparency.
Judy Nadler
Expanding Health Care Coverage: A Balm for California?
Applying Catholic social teaching to the problem of the uninsured.
Margaret R. McLean
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
Ethical Challenges Facing Newspapers
U.S. and Vietnamese editors discuss press freedom, government secrecy, and other issues.
Miriam Schulman
Green Building
A case study on the construction of Santa Clara University's sustainable building, Kennedy Commons.
Meredith Swineheart
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
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
Catchy Title or Needless Deception?
A journalist must decide when a promotion for a story is misleading.
Jessica Silliman
Filtering and Pressure from Media Conglomerates
Pressure from above creates a pseudo-controversy.
Jessica Silliman
Wrestling, Weight Loss and Exposing A Flawed System
Should a reporter include details in a story about how athletes exploit loopholes in a testing program?
Jessica Silliman
Misplaced Funds Cloud Reputation: Is it worth it?
Reporting ruins the reputation of a respected local coach.
Jessica Silliman
News and a Profit-Driven Turn to Advertising
Should news content be aligned with ad revenue?
Jessica Silliman
Exploitive Tactics or Good Journalism?
How close up and personal should a reporter get to the scene of a tragedy?
Jessica Silliman
Radio News: When to use a name?
A student makes a false allegation to police. Should the campus radio station reveal the students name?
Jessica Silliman
Getting Personal: Private Lives and Public Figures
Is the mayors impending divorce a fit subject for a news story during a campaign?
Jessica Silliman
Exposing The Pay of Public Safety Officials
Does the public have the right to know the salaries of police and firefighters?
Jessica Silliman
Questionable Content: Editors and The Pressure of Falling Ad Revenue
A magazine editors job comes to include creating free advertisements for luxury products.
Jessica Silliman
Breaking a StoryAnd a Relationship
Full reporting on a case of steroid abuse would have disastrous consequences for the reporters source.
Jessica Silliman
Fair Play or Damaging The Reputation of Youth?
The father of a Little League player misstates his age so that he can play in the World Series. What is the reporters responsibility considering the boys youth?
Jessica Silliman
To Use Photos or Not: Damaging Photos in An Online Age
Undergraduates put racist photos of themselves on Facebook. Should the student newspaper reprint them?
Jessica Silliman
Creativity and The Race for Syndication
Economics of the TV industry mitigate against creative programming.
Jessica Silliman
Leaked Movie Trailer and A Confidentiality Agreement
Confidentiality agreements prevent film industry employees from releasing information about upcoming releases.
Jessica Silliman
Deceitful Movie Trailers or Good Advertising?
A producer must create an appealing trailer for a terrible movie.
Jessica Silliman
To Exploit or Commemorate: Film and The Challenge of 9/11
How soon is too soon in making movies about disasters?
Jessica Silliman
Using Borrowed Material
Using photographs published online creates ethical questions about copyright.
Jessica Silliman
Reporting Inflated Numbers
A companys internal communications representative is asked to report inflated profit numbers.
Jessica Silliman
Controversial Radio Advertising
A sales intern for a radio station is pressured to mislead advertisers.
Jessica Silliman
Bad Business Ethics or Acceptable Promotional Perks?
A radio station inflates the number of on-air giveaways they ask companies to provide and then offers the excess as perks to station employees.
Jessica Silliman
A Right or Wrong Way to Sell?
A contract sales rep is asked to circumvent the industrys chain-of-custody arrangements.
Jessica Silliman
Effects of Ethics Policies: A Positive Story
Doing the right thing brings praise.
Jessica Silliman
Homeless at the Door: A Nonprofit Challenge
Should a homeless help center have strict hours?
Jessica Silliman
Aggressive Sales Quotas or Unfair Business Practice?
An online directory chooses customer service over inflated advertising packages.
Jessica Silliman
Public Relations: Is The Customer Always Right?
A client rigs a talent competition/publicity event.
Jessica Silliman
Balancing Nonprofit Interests
Should an HIV/AIDS program focus on prevention or treatment?
Jessica Silliman
Deceitful Spammer or Marketing Genius?
Is impersonation a viable marketing approach?
Jessica Silliman
Client Obligations and Handling Your Boss
A boss forwards a draft e-mail to a client.
Jessica Silliman
Trust During The Dot-Com Boom
A company woos a new employee under false pretenses.
Jessica Silliman
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.
Setting the Stage for Problems
Should a public official solicit charitable contributions from businesses that are under his supervision?
Roey Rahmil
Election Irregularities
A newly elected mayor decides whether to contest a citation for election code violations.
Roey Rahmil
On the Record
What is a former supervisor's duty to reveal about past poor judgments by a candidate for public office.
Roey Rahmil
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
Doing the Public's Business with Transparency and Integrity
Kirk Hanson's presentation to annual meeting of California Association of County Treasurers & Tax Collectors on June 13, 2007, in Santa Barbara, CA
Kirk O. Hanson
Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics marks 20 years of sharing expert knowledge and innovative research with Silicon Valley and the world.
Brief History of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Remarks by Ethics Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson on the occasion of the Center's 20th anniversary
Principles for Building an Ethical Organization
R. Gopalakrishnan, executive director of Tata Sons, offers five principles for executives.
Miriam Schulman
Reflections on Research Ethics
The editor of Science magazine and president emeritus of Stanford University discusses issues confronting universities and journals.
Donald Kennedy
Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas of Leaders
A presentation to the XIII World Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility in Guadalajara, Mexico, sponsored by the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools.
Kirk O. Hanson
Center Names 2007-08 Student Fellows
Hackworth Fellows to concentrate on technology ethics, sexual ethics, and women and democracy.
Center Receives Gift for Immigration Ethics Project
Agnieszka Winkler and Art Lund donate $25,000 to support program.
Verite Executive Director Visits Center
Dan Viederman discusses the work of his organization.
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
Ethics of Migration and Immigration
A briefing paper on key questions for policy makers
Lynette M. Parker
Ethics and City Hall
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed outlines reforms.
Suruchi Bhutani
Unavoidable Ethical Questions About Social Networking
Fairness, rights, and virtues are explored in relation to sites such as Facebook and MySpace
Climate Change and Justice Between Generations
William Sundstrom and Keith Warner discuss the ethics and economics of global warming
Suruchi Bhutani
Ethics Center Hires New Assistant Director for Administration
Former Seattle University athletic director joins staff
Unavoidable Ethical Questions About Open Source
Issues confronting the free software movement include how best to promote innovation and the common good.
Orange County Character-Based Literacy Program Wins Award
CBL receives California County Boards of Education 2007 Exemplary Program Award
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
San Jose Sunshine Reform Task Force Update
The task force considers recommendations for improving transparency and participation.
Partnership Members Named Best Corporate Citizens
Advanced Micro Devices, Agilent, Applied Materials, and Cisco are among the top 20 corporate citizens of 2007, according to CRO magazine.
Character in the Catholic Schools
The Center launches a new national character education curriculum for Catholic schools.
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
Dilemma of Iraq
Former White House Chief of Staff and member of the Iraq Study Group Leon Panetta discusses how to stabilize Iraq and stop polarization at home.
Suruchi Bhutani
Ethics of Immigration
Columnist Victor Davis Hanson discusses who benefits from illegal immigration, why the issue is so polarizing, and possible solutions.
Suruchi Bhutani
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
Whistle Blowing in the Public Sector
An introduction to the ethical issues surrounding government whistle blowers.
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
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
Ethics Across the Curriculum
Consultations are available for SCU faculty who want to integrate ethics into their courses.
2006-07 Business Ethics Outlook Press Briefing
Transcript of a press briefing about five critical ethical issues facing American businesses.
Jerry, Robert Finocchio, Kirk O. Hanson
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
Fiddling With the Free Market
Are there ethical reasons to try to guide the invisible hand?
William Sundstrom
Ethics of Leaking
How to tell whether a leak is worth publishing--or taking seriously
Kirk O. Hanson and Jerry Ceppos
Business Ethics Outlook 2006-07
Five crucial ethical issues on the agenda for American businesses.
With Health Care and Justice for All
Catholic social teaching and the ethics of access to health care.
Margaret R. McLean
Hackworth Grants for Student Research in Applied Ethics
Information for Santa Clara University students on applying for ethics research grants.
Ethics of Immigration and Migration Project Receives Grant
The Bustos/Lopez Family Fund donates seed money for new Global Leadership and Ethics project.
Fiction and the Ethics of Writing
Author Ron Hansen discusses the writer's obligation to the truth.
Miriam Schulman
What HP Should Have Done
Ethical dilemmas facing the board of Hewlett-Packard.
Kirk O. Hanson
Hackworth Research Grants for Faculty
Information for Santa Clara University faculty on applying for ethics research grants.
Wonders of the World Wide Web
The Ethics Center Web site brings searchers together with the information they need.
Miriam Schulman
Interdisciplinary Course on Bio-Ethics Wins Award
A course training students in girorous sicence and in ethical inquiry wins curriculum development award.
Miriam Schulman
Time for a Unifying National Debate on the 'War on Terror'
A look at the ethical implications of rhetoric about combatting terrorism.
David DeCosse
Five Enduring Ethical Rules
H-P pretexting and government payment to journalists suggest the need for a reminder of ethical principles.
Jerry Ceppos
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
Global Business Ethics Conference 2007: Call for Papers
Information and submission guidelines for a conference on China, India, and new ways to create transnational ethical cultures
Personal Lives of Public Officials
Ethical issues at the boundary between a politician's personal and public behavior
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Expanding Ethical Research
Hackworth Grants Support Innovative Projects on Ethics
Miriam Schulman
'G' Is for Genes and Genomes
Genetic testing poses ethical problems for individuals who may learn they have an illness for which there is no treatment.
Margaret R. McLean
'H' Is for Heredity and Huntington's
An introduction to the ethics of genetic counseling and genetic testing.
Margaret R. McLean
'I' Is for Information
an introduction to confidentiality and informed consent.
By Margaret R. McLean
'J' Is for Justice
What principles should guide the distribution of scarce medical resources such as organs for transplant?
Margaret R. McLean
ABC
An introduction to basic issues in health care ethics.
Margaret R. Mclean
'C' Is for Compassionate and Caring Community
An introduction to the virtue of compassion in a health care context.
Margaret R. McLean
'D' Is for Discussions, Decisions, and Directives
End-of-life decisions are aided by advance discussions and directives.
Margaret R. McLean
'E' Is for Everyday Ethics
While the big issues like cloning or end-of-life treatment may catch the headlines, we deal with important ethical issues every day.
Margaret R. McLean
'F' Is for the Future
A discussion of consequences as an approach to ethics in a health care context
Margaret R. McLean
Civility
An introduction to the ethical issues for public officials.
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Civil Disagreement
A case exploring the limits of public debate
Judy Nadler
Name Calling on the Council
When the mayor and a councilmember disagree vociferously, is it unacceptable conduct or just the normal rough and tumble of politics?
Judy Nadler
Global Ethics Director Addresses Women World Leaders
Almaz Negash speaks on Educating Women and Children
Educating Women and Children: A Moral Imperative
PowerPoint Presentation on the global problem and approaches to a solution.
Almaz Negash
Personalized Medicine: The Ethics of Access
Pharmacogenomics sparks new therapeutic possibilities and new threats to the U.S. health care system.
Karen Peterson-Iyer
2006-07 Hackworth Fellows Named
Undergraduates chosen to lead student programs on ethics.
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.
Gifts and Bribes
An introduction to the ethical issues for public officials.
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
No Such Thing as a Free Ticket
A case involving a gift to a government official
Judy Nadler
Political Perk or Part of the Job?
A mayor must decide whether to accept VIP treatment at the ballpark.
Judy Nadler
WorldCom Case Study Update 2006
A description of the events between the declaration of bankruptcy by WoldCom and its acquisition by Verizon.
Edward J. Romar and Martin Calkins
Ethics and Leadership Camp for Public Officials 2006
Twenty-two city councilmembers, ethics commissioners, and other government officials gathered for the first summer workshop on instilling a culture of ethics in local government.
Judy Nadler
Hackworth Grant Winners, Spring 2006
SCU faculty and students receive support for research on criminal justice, environmental ethics, and other topics.
Councilmember and the Manager
A city councilmember must decide if he can impartially review the performance of the city manager.
Judy Nadler
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,
Pandemic Ethics
Questions for health care institutions about preparing ethically for a disaster.
Margaret R. McLean
Changing a Culture of Corruption
Former ombudsman for Hong Kong Andrew So describes anti-corruption efforts.
Miriam Schulman
Favoritism, Cronyism, and Nepotism
An introduction to the ethical issues presented by favoritism in government.
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Who Cares About Biodiversity?
An interview with Geoffrey Bowker, director of the SCU Center for Science, Technology, and Society.
Miriam Schulman
Introduction to Government Ethics
Basic material on the most common ethical issues in public service
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Current Issues; Current Resolutions
Reflections on pedagogy, gender, and portrayals of civic life in the educaitonal computer game "Decisions, Decisions: Current Issues" from the 2006 Student Ethics Research Conference.
Rachel Araneta and Sierra Lovelace
Rallying Behind Reiman
Reflections on the death penalty from the 2006 Student Ethics Research Conference
Anthony J. Colello
Looking to the Future: Salmon Conservation Through Applied Ethics and Spirituality
A new approach to salmon conservation from the 2006 Student Ethics Research Conference
Christina Loraine Mogren
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
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
Unavoidable Ethical Questions about Databases and Data Mining
A look at databases and data mining from the perspectives of utilitarianism, fairness, rights, common good, and virtue ethics perspectives.
Video Gaming: Playing With Ethics?
An SCU undergraduate looks at the social responsibility of the video game industry.
Caroline Ratajski
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
2006 Student Ethics Research Conference
Presentation of outstanding papers.
Re-examining Your China Strategy
Center Director Kirk O. Hanson and Law Professor Mary Szto discuss how Western companies can cope with the ethical challenges of doing business in China.
Sharleen Sy
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
Incorporating Ethics into the Organization's Strategic Plan
Robert Finocchio, former CEO of Informix, offers prescriptions for making ethics part of strategy
Miriam Schulman
Hackworth Grant Winners Fall 2005

18 Rules of International Business Ethics
General secretary of the Center for International Business Ethics in beijing offers a guide for doing business ethically.
Stephan Rothlin
Character Education for Churches
Build. Plant. Grow. provides intergenerational lessons on character based on readings from the Lectionary and children's literature.
The Case of the Friendly Consultant
A mayor wonders whether a friendly lunch is actually an occasion for lobbying.
Judy Nadler
Environmentally Sustainable Building
Talk at the dedication of SCU's Kennedy Commons
Meredith Swinehart
Lobbying Ethics
An introduction to the ethical considerations in lobbying the government
Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman
Open Meetings: A Case Study
An executive session makes citizens question a city council's decision on rezoning.
Judy Nadler
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.
Sudan and Darfur
Bibliography of works by the president of the Sudan Studies Association and associate professor of economics at SCU Michael Kevane.
Michael Kevane
To Publish or Not to Publish
Two views on the question, Should U.S. media show cartoons that have sparked Muslim protest?
Jerry Ceppos, Eric Hanson
To Boldly Go: Ethical Perspectives on Space Exploration
A stewardship approach to the expansion of human presence into the solar system.
Margaret R. McLean
New Narrative for Biodiversity
Geoffrey Bowker discusses why we should care about biodiversity.
Teaching Ethics
SCU Philosophy Professor William Prior discusses moral cultivation.
The Candidate's Crisis of Conscience
A candidate for city council must decide how frank to be in endorsement interviews.
Judy Nadler
Human Rights and Human Responsibilities: Overlapping Concerns
An argument that rights and responsibilities are not antithetical pursuits.
Thomas Axworthy
Human Rights and Human Responsibilities in the Age of Terrorism
A talk by the former Australian prime minister
Malcolm Fraser
Dealing With Bullies
Fighting back: Is it right and does it work?
Miriam Schulman
What Are Environmental Ethics?
A short coursewith lesson plansfor beginners.
Keith Warner OFM and David DeCosse
Environmental Ethics Lesson Plan 1
Autobiography of your relationship with the earth
Keith Warner OFM and David DeCosse
Environmental Ethics Lesson Plan 2
: The distinctiveness of environmental ethics, including the who, when, where, how, and what.
Keith Warner OFM and David DeCosse
Environmental Ethics Lesson Plan 3
A decision-making model demonstrating the reasoning and principles used in environmental ethics.
Keith Warner OFM and David DeCosse
Environmental Ethics Web Links
Internet resources keyed to an introductory course in environmental ethics.
Environmental Ethics bibliography
A reading list keyed to an introductory course on environmental ethics
Mexican Presidential Race Comes to Santa Clara
Represetatives of candidates for the 2006 Mexican presidential race meet in a debate co-sponosred by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Medical Decision Making for Publicly Conserved Individuals: Policy Recommendations
Analysis of problems confronting public guardians making end-of-life care decisions.
Theresa Drought
End-of-Life Decision Making: Case 1
A physician has questions for a public guardian in charge of the medical care for a conserved patient.
Elizabeth Menkin
End-of-Life Decision Making: Medical Care for a Conserved Patient
A physician has questions for a public guardian in charge of the medical care for a conserved patient.
Elizabeth Menkin
End-of-Life Decision Making for Patients With Dementia
A public guardian must make decisions for a 78 year-old woman with severe dementia, and multiple illnesses.
Elizabeth Menkin
End-of-Life Decision Making: Case 2
A public guardian must make decisions for a 78 year-old woman with severe dementia, and multiple illnesses.
Elizabeth Menkin
Reading List on End-of-Life Decision Making
A bibliography on legal, ethical, and medical aspects of end-of-life decisions.
Human Rights and Human Responsibilities in the Age of Terrorism
A talk by the former Australian prime minister
Malcolm Fraser
Global Ethic and Human Responsibility
Kung argues that common values and standards underlie all religions. Human responsibilities reinforce human rights.
Hans Kung
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
Assisted Suicide: A Right or a Wrong?
An examination of the ethical issues in physician-assisted death.
Claire Andre and Manuel Velasquez
The Case of the Depressed Patient
A doctor must decide if a patient's decision to stop dialysis is motivated by depression.
Melinda Lee
New Corporate Governance: Key Themes for Public Companies Today
An article on a talk given by Mark A. Bertelsen to the membership of the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership on September 12, 2003
Mark A. Bertelsen
Playing Games with Regulation
Is legislation the right approach to sex and violence in video games?
Miriam Schulman
Tookie Williams
An argument against the death penalty
Gerald D. Coleman
What Would a Real Ethics Refresher Course Look Like?
Advice for the Congress and White House about ethical leadership.
Judy Nadler
Homosexual Candidates, the Seminary, and Priesthood
An explanation of the Nov. 2005 instruction from Pope Benedict XVI about candidates to the priesthood who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies.
Gerald D. Coleman, S.S.
On-Line Resources in Government Ethics
Links to articles, codes, and other materials about government ethics programs.
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
Ethics Cases for Product Safety Engineers
Ethical dilemmas for engineers charged with clarifying and overseeing product safety.
John McBain and James Balassone
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
Darfur: How Long Can We Ignore the Violence?
An analysis of the international response to the crisis in Darfur
David Kilgour
Ethics of U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq
An exploration of the potential consequences of withdrawal for the U.S. military, for Iraqis, and for world stability.
Peter Minowitz
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
Campaign Ethics and Voter Guidelines
Materials on campaign ethics prepared in conjunction with the city of Livermore, Calif.
Judy Nadler
Confirmation Ethics
An argument in favor of a political but fair and transparent confirmation process
Terri Peretti
Immigration: Should the Rules Change?
From the 2005-06 National Ethics Agenda, a look at immigration in an age of terrorism.
Ethics Center Emerging Issues Group
Unavoidable Ethical Choices Shaping Our Personal and National Character in 2005-06
An introduction to the National Ethics Agenda
Ethics Center Emerging Issues Group
Executive Compensation: Are Outsize Pay Packages Contributing to Corporate Malfeasance?
From the 2005-06 National Ethics Agenda, an examination of the wide gaps between executive and line worker pay and their impact on public trust and corporate bad behavior.
Ethics Center Emerging Issues Group
National Ethics Agenda 2005-06
The six most critical ethical issues facing the nation, as outlined by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
Advise and Consent: What Are the Ethics of Confirmation?
From the 2005-06 National Ethics Agenda, an exploration of the ethical issues in the process of federal judicial appointments.
Ethics Center Emerging Issues Group
Students Left Behind: Is It Ever Okay to Give up on a Child?
From the 2005-06 National Ethics Agenda, a look at what we owe children who are expelled from school.
Ethics Center Emerging Issues Group
Heroism: On Whose Shoulders Should We Stand?
From the 2005-06 National Ethics Agenda, an exploration of heroes as an embodiment of a society's ideals.
Ethics Center Emerging Issues Group
Ethical Issues in Immigration
Rights, responsibilities, and community are central ethical issues considered in this look behind the immigration debate.
David DeCosse
Why Heroes Are Important
The impact of role models on the ideals to which we aspire.
Scott LaBarge
Ethics Experts for Media
A listing of Santa Clara University faculty and staff with expertise in ethics in a wide variety of fields.
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.
Former Botswana President Addresses Building Democracies in Africa
Ketumile Masire discusses Botswana's success and possible applications to the challenges facing Africa.
Sarbanes-Oxley: A View from the Perspective of the Audit Committee
A sixteen-slide PowerPoint presentation given at the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership
Bob Finocchio
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
Corporate Ethics, Governance and Social Responsibility
A study comparing European business practices to those in the U.S. conducted for the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership
Nathan E. Hurst
Corporate Governance
A PowerPoint presentation delivered at the April 6-7, 2005 Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership Meeting
Bill McGrew
Schiavo Case and the Future of Ethics at the End of Life
Notes from a presentation on the ethical issues raised by the Terri Schiavo case
Gerald Coleman, S.S. and Lawrence Nelson
Value Issues in Transatlantic Relations
Former French Foreign Minister Jean Francois-Poncet discusses how different value perspectives affect cooperation between the United States and Europe.
Jean Francois-Poncet
Campaign Ethics Challenge
A candidate faces a last-minute attack from an opponent.
Judy Nadler
Don't Take Your Organs to Heaven
An analysis of the ethical issues in organ donation
Margaret R. McLean
The Case of the Extra Mile
Ethics case addressing the work-life balance for public employees.
Kirk O. Hanson
The Case of the Mangled Data
Ethics case addressing the responsibility of public employees to provide accurate information.
Kirk O. Hanson
The Outbreak
This fictionalized case addresses the ethical issues confronting governments, NGOs, and pharmaceutical companies when faced with an epidemic.
Kirk O. Hanson
Success Camp: A Character Education Program for Youngsters in Foster Care
Language arts and "survival skills" form the core of a three-day workshop for youngsters in the child welfare system.
Listing of Architects by Alphabetical Order

Architects listed by issue

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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
2005-06 On-Campus Programs Support Research, Peer-Led Reflection
Student and Faculty research grants and fellowships for 2005-06.
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
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Mahnaz Afkhami
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Noor al-Hussein
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Maya Angelou
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Joan Baez
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Harry Belafonte
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Benazir Bhutto
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on James Brady.
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on David Brower
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Lee Butler
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Helen Caldicott
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Geoffey Canada
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Jimmy Carter
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Caesar Chavez
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Theo Colborn
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Jean-Michel Cousteau
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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
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Marian Wright Edelman
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Arun Gandhi
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Leonard George
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Jane Goodall
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Mikhail Gorbachev
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Billy Graham
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Nadja Halilbergovich
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Thich Nhat Hanh
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John Farnsworth
Resources for Teachers and Students on Paul Hawken
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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
Is God Unjust: The Tsunami and the Book of Job.
A panel on the tsunami and why the innocent suffer, with reference to the biblical book of Job.
David DeCosse, David Pleins, Paul Crowley, David P
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.
Geoffrey Canada
Geoffrey Canada'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.
Architects of peace
Online Curriculum spotlights peacemakers
SCU Debuts Peace Award and Curriculum
Mary Robinson and Marla Ruzicka named Architects of Peace
Not Just About the Money
Business students defy selfish, cash-hungry stereotypes, according to SCU senior and Hackworth Fellow Carmen Wahlgren.
Carmen Wahlgren
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
Dying with Dignity
The president of St. Patrick's Seminary looks at the political and moral debate about physician-assisted suicide.
Gerald D. Coleman, S.S.
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
Government Ethics Cases for City Finance Directors
Scenarios ask city finance directors to give a red or green light.
Judy Nadler
Pharmaceutical Decisions in Response to Epidemics: A Case Study
A video presentation, from the Ethics Center Conference, "The Future of Pharmaceuticals," which was held Oct. 3, 2003.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Human Rights and Human Responsibilities: Closing Remarks by Malcolm Fraser
Malcolm Fraser's closing remarks from the symposium "Human Rights and Human Responsibility."
Malcolm Fraser
Human Rights and Human Responsibilities: Closing Remarks by Abdul Salam Majali
Abdul Salam Majali's closing remarks from the symposium "Human Rights and Human Responsibility."
Abdul Salam Majali
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
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
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
Nadler Named Woman of the Year
Center Senior Fellow in Government Ethics Judy Nadler has been selected as 'Woman of the Year' for the 22nd Assembly District.
Responsibility and the 'War on Terror'
How, ethically, did the United States get to where we are now in the conflict with Islamic terrorists? And where, ethically, do we go from here?
David DeCosse
Humanitarian Interventions: Asking the Right Questions
What justifies humanitarian intervention?
Almaz Negash
Bush, Freedom, Responsibility
The rhetorical absence of the word "responsibility" in President Bush's inaugural speech signals a conceptual deficit in the president's ideal of freedom.
David DeCosse
Home Run or Foul Ball
What are the ethical issues to consider when a city manager is dealing with city contracts?
Judy Nadler
Global Labor Rights and the End of the Multifiber Arrangement
Universities must decide whether to allow logo items to be made in countries that don't protect workers.
Miriam Schulman
Our debt to the future: Will our children pay for the negative consequences of our current choices
When is it appropriate to ask the next generation to pay bills we incur today?
Judy Nadler
Ethics and Public Contracting
Conflicts of interest in public contracting cost public confidence.
Judy Nadler
Character Education Programs Expand
New programs and expansions of existing programs in Character Education.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Advice from Aristotle
Aristotle was a practical and business-oriented philosopher who defined principles in terms of the ethics of leadership.
James O'Toole
Future of Food
The Center's annual biotechnology conference.
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
Frank J. Daly appointed fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Leading Ethics Officer and former Chairman of the Board of the Ethics Officers Association will join the Ethics Center's business ethics programs.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Ethics, Education, and Political Correctness
A look at how the term "political correctness" is used and what it really means.
Marilyn Edelstein, Ph.D.
William P. Laughlin Lectures on Global Leadership and Ethics
A series of presentations by world leaders in various fields to advance the understanding of the role of ethics in international relations, to encourage global leaders to speak forcefully and effectively regarding ethical issues in global affairs, and to create an informed and productive dialogue on global leadership and ethics at Santa Clara University.
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
Catastrophe In Darfur Six Months After It Should Have Ended
The conflict in Darfur is explained and suggestions for ending the crisis are offered.
Michael Kevane
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.
Stem Cells, Moral Status, and California Proposition 71
Gerald D. Coleman, SS, professor of moral theology at St. Patrick's Seminary, and Lawrence Nelson, Santa Clara University lecturer in philosophy discussed stem cells, moral status, and California Proposition 71, exploring the controversy over the ethical implications of stem cell research.
Margaret McLean, Gerald D. Coleman, SS, Lawrence
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
Notes on Proposition 71
Notes on California Proposition 71, "The Embryo Cloning and Stem Research Bond Act," offering a moral compass to guide us through these concerns.
Gerald D. Coleman, S.S.
Ethical Considerations for Candidates and Their Supporters
The task of raising money for a political campaign can be so overwhelming that many qualified individuals don't run for office simply because they don't want to ask for money. Here are some ethical considerations to consider in fundraising for your campaign, or on someone else's behalf.
Judy Nadler
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
Ethics in an Unethical World - An Ethical Response to Hate
This show focused on recent incidences of Hate at Santa Clara University. On Tuesday, November 25th 2003, 5 Gay students were sent a hate email titled GALA = Parasite of the World. The email targeted members of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA), but also included sexist, racist and anti-Semitic language. Following this email, it was discovered that books written by Black, Jewish and Queer authors were defaced in the SCU Library.
Noel Fonseca, Joshua Crosson, Ellen Ritchie
Justice, Security, and Peace: A Paradox of Values Preventing Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Based on conversations in Jerusalem with Palestinians and Israelis, the author examines how the paradox of the values of justice and security prevents peace.
William James Stover, Ph.D.
Campaign Ethics: Considerations for Candidates and Their Supporters
Key issues related to fundraising, communications, and campaign conduct
Judy Nadler
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
Cases in Medical Ethics: Student-Led Discussions
A selection of medical ethics cases designed to help determine whether medicine is the correct calling for pre-medical students.
Chris Cirone
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
Steroids and Sports: The Ethics of Winning
Steroid use by athletes is a form of cheating.
Michael Dillingham
Bomb is ticking; do you OK torture?
Who is responsible for prisoner abuse in Iraq? Is there ever a time when torture is acceptable?
Rob Elder
Video from the National Ethics Agenda for 2003
The presentations examine ethical issues such as addressing disparities in income and wealth, ethical political leadership, and allocating and stewarding water resources.
Jerry Ceppos, Kirk Hanson, Judy Nadler, and Willia
Ethics in an Unethical World - Jesuit Martyrs
One day after the one anniversary of a massacre that ended the lives of jesuits living in El Salvador, this show honors their work, their lives, and the lives of the over 70,000 Salvadorans who died during that decade. It also discussed the Jesuit philosophy and the ethics of resistance to injustice.
William Spohn and Ellen Ritchie
Ethics in an Unethical World - The Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana
This show outlines the issue of legalizing medicinal marijuana, an issue that has been in the headlines a lot recently and has brought up the issue of whether or not prohibition is legitimate.
Gerald Uelmen and Ellen Ritchie
Ethics in an Unethical World - Affirmative Action and Equality
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, this show focused on the issue of equality in light of the most recent Supreme Court decisions regarding Affirmative Action in higher education. Professor Joondeph offered a brief overview of the history of Affirmative Action in the courts and also and analysis of the ethical issues involved. Topics such as reverse discrimination, institutional oppression, racial stratification, and the appropriate role of the court were discussed.
Bradley Joondeph and Ellen Ritchie
Heads of State Issue Communique on Pressing Humanitarian Concerns
Leaders of the Center's Global Ethics Program attend InterAction Council plenary.
Plight of Children
Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson addresses the InterAction Council.
Kirk O. Hanson
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
Problem of Global Moral Leadership
A lawyer looks at the issues through the lens of comparative constitutional law.
Jiri Toman
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
Ethics in Contracting
Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, speaks at League of California Cities, US conference of Mayors, and Fire Academy.
Will city's ethics reform bear fruit? City Task Force Could Learn a Lesson from Picking Cherries
As San Jose's task force on ethics meets to review and revise ethics provisions of the San Jose Municipal Code, Judy Nadler offers the following observations on some similarities between picking cherries and addressing government ethics.
Judy Nadler
Sudan's Civil War and Darfur
Scholars from around the United States who specialize in Sudan gathered to discuss how the world community can intervene to provide adequate protection to the people of Darfur and noted the importance of immediate action by world leaders against genocide and ethnic cleansing.
Almaz Negash
International Ethical Challenges for New European Union Constitution
In light of ten new members joining the European Union and to provide insight into the international ethical challenges faced by the Union, Pierre de Charentenay, S.J. described the complicated European Union constitution focusing on the aspects of the number of votes, number of commissioners, politics, and competencies at the Union and at national levels.
Almaz Negash
Shopping for Non-violence
Non-violence is often considered impractical, but using selections from Mahatma Gandhi's "Love Versus War and Dictators," Ms. Bignell presents non-violence as the more desirable path to follow.
Katie Bignell
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
Red Light, Green Light
Ten ethical dilemmas facing elected officials.
Judy Nadler
A Tale of Two Downtowns
How should a Vietnamese-American councilmember balance the needs of his own ethnic group and the needs of other segments of the community?
Judy Nadler
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
2003 Communique on Collective Responsibility (pdf)
Last IAC communique on collective responsibilty global peace, sustainable development and nuclear proliferation.
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
Responsibility for Multicultural Education: An Ethics of Teaching and Learning
This article looks at the benefits of a multicultural education and how it can prepare students for the diverse world in which they will live and work.
Marilyn Fernandez and Marilyn Edelstein
Supreme Court on Educational Diversity
From my standpoint as a constitutional law professor, a particularly interesting strand of the Grutter majority opinion is the reliance upon the First Amendment to uphold the right of public universities to value student body racial diversity.
Margaret M. Russell
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
Who are the insurgents?
If the Iraqis are the insurgents, how come we're the ones shooting up their country and trying to get them to adopt our kind of government?
Rob Elder
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
UN Official Discusses Restitution of Cultural Property
Guido Carducci, Chief of the International Standards Section of UNESCO, addressed the role of law and ethics in the return of stolen or "discovered" art and heritage objects.
Almaz Negash
Shocking thought: Get serious about ethics
What steps can be taken to rebuild public confidence in the independence of elected officials?
Judy Nadler
Gruesome tests on cadavers betray donors
We need a national system that eliminates for-profit middlemen and offers complete and accurate information to donors and their families about how donated bodies and parts might be used.
Michael Meyer
Addressing Disparities in Income and Wealth
A look at the mixed and complex picture of the state of economic inequality in the world today.
William Sundstrom
Ethical Political Leadership: Speaking Hard Truths
Some part of the responsibility for the unwillingness to speak the hard truths must rest with the public who are woefully mistrustful and uninformed about how government works.
Judy Nadler
Improving Public Dialogue: Media and Citizen Responsibilities
What is news and what is it that an intelligent public should care to hear about?
Jerry Ceppos
Allocating and Stewarding Water Resources
The issues surrounding water-its availability, price, use, quality, and ownership-are affecting local governments and citizens on a regular basis.
Judy Nadler
Politics and Science
Whatever one's view on the stem cell debate, good ethical thinking is never the result of compliance. It involves rigorous consideration of possible actions, not capitulation to a prefabricated conclusion, political or otherwise.
Margaret R. McLean
Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas of Newly-Elected Local Officials
As part of the Center's commitment to government ethics, Senior Fellow Judy Nadler convened 13 mayors and council members for Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to share the top ethical dilemmas confronting every person who comes into local elected office.
Judy Nadler
Alice Hayes and Affordable Housing
A new city councilmember must weigh the community's need for affordable housing with the desire to preserve open space.
Judy Nadler
Business as Usual
A retired city engineer goes back to work for the city as an independent contractor. When he bids for a job, a councilmember raises questions.
Judy Nadler
Case of the Big Box Retailer
A revenue shortfall causes a city council to consider the tax benefits from a big-box retailer versus the potential harm to established small businesses.
Judy Nadler
The Mayor and the Manager
A case exploring the proper relationship between city councilmembers and city staff.
Judy Nadler
Old Friends and Conflicts of Interest
How do relationships with "old friends" change when someone is elected to public office?
Judy Nadler
Sex in the City
Is an elected official's personal life legitimately "private"?
Judy Nadler
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.
The decision to pursue and publish the Megan's Law story
What accountability was the newspaper willing to accept if the named sex offenders lost their jobs-or worse-as a result of publishing their names?
David Yarnold and Susan Goldberg
The decision to give Armand Tiano's victims a voice
Should a newspaper print the names of victims of a sex offender at their request?
David Yarnold and Susan Goldberg
The decision to stop printing the name and photo of the 9-year-old kidnapping victim
In a child abduction case, should a newspaper assume that the child is being sexually assaulted and not use a name or photograph?
David Yarnold and Susan Goldberg
Report not unethical, but still lacking
A look at journalistic ethics.
Rob Elder
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.
Xenotransplantation: Weighing Individual Benefit and Risks to the Public
Welcome to the world of xenotransplantation, where healthy animal organs are swapped for failing human organs.
Margaret R. McLean
Right of Way
As the California coastline changes because of the ocean's continual pounding, the question is asked who has access to the fluctuating landscape?
Rob Elder
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.
Jessica Lynch, Hero
Integrity and truthfulness make Lynch a hero.
Scott LaBarge
Status of Title IX: Gender, Justice, and Sports
Athletic directors from Santa Clara University and Stanford University discuss the ethical dimensions of Title IX.
Ethics at Noon
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.
Ethical Implications of California's Recall Election
A panel discussion with SCU professors of political science.
Ethics at Noon
Where speech isn't so free
Flying flags raises free speech issues at a housing development.
Rob Elder
Defining the Institution's Values: Four questions to guide discussions of gift acceptance
Gift acceptance policies for universities.
Kirk O. Hanson
A Case for Truth
A public relations professional is asked to counsel the local Roman Catholic Archdiocese on how to respond to the sex abuse crisis.
Kirk O. Hanson
Short People
Implications of the FDA decision to allow the use of human growth hormone to treat short stature of unknown origin.
Miriam Schulman
So few words, so many consequences
Did the ends justify the means in using the possibility that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction as a pretext for the war in Iraq?
Rob Elder
Listening Behind the Questions: How Experts Can Improve the Public Discourse on Gene Patenting
Important ethical issues lie behind popular concerns about genetics.
Miriam Schulman
Ethics of Ethical Advising: Confessions of an Ethical Advisor
Member of Geron Corp.'s ethics adivsory board discusses the delights and dilemmas of her role.
Karen Lebacqz
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
Framework for Thinking Ethically About Human Biotechnology
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Framework is applied to issues in biotech.
Margaret R. McLean
Homeland Health Security
The SARS epidemic should convince us to prepare for the terror of disease-bearing microbes.
Margaret R. McLean
Can Dictators Be Forgiven?: Political Change in Facing the Past
A panel on transitional justice.
Jane Curry and Robert Meister
Maybe They Should Sing
American Idol votes signal greater openness to diversity
Miriam Schulman
Totaling Up; It Was an Unjust War
Application of just war principles to the war in Iraq.
David DeCosse
Freedom, Part II, Is The Hardest
Rebuilding Iraq should be a priority.
Rob Elder
How Trust is Abused in Free Markets
In response to Daniel Klein's "How Trust is Achieved in Free Markets," Black looks at regulatory failures in the Enron case.
William Black
Lost in the 'Logic of War'
War to remove Saddam Hussein from power without the approval of the United Nations is deemed an unjustified, disproportionate, and reckless response to Saddam's violations of justice.
David DeCosse
Doctor-Patient Confidentiality
Letter to the editor of the New York Times.
Rob Elder
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
State's accounting tricks cheat future taxpayers
The responsibility of one generation is shifted to the next by accounting gimmicks.
William K. Black
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
Confronting Unethical Conduct
Ethics for associations and nonprofit organizations.
Kirk O. Hanson
Is smallpox the real threat?
Post 9/11, we focus on protecting ourselves against a biological assault, but our crumbling health care infrastructure is a more immediate danger.
Margaret R. McLean
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
Tough Talk: Finding the Words for Living With Loss
Guidelines for discussion of end-of-life issues.
Dale G. Larson
Last Things
Introduction to a collection of articles on end-of-life ethics.
Reluctant Realism
Research on attitudes toward end-of-life issues in the San Jose Hispanic community.
Margaret R. McLean and Margaret A. Graham
Bargain
Bargaining with God about death.
Miriam Schulman
Blanket of Peace
A student reflects on her first experience dealing with death in her co-curricular work at O'Connor Hospital.
Maliheh Movassat
Caring to the End
Ethics for caregivers.
William C. Spohn
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
Russian Hostage Rescue Shows the Danger of 'non-lethal' Weapons
Ethical issues in the deployment of supposedly non-lethal weapons.
Margaret R. McLean and S.L. Bachman
An Open Letter to the SEC Chairman Harvery Pitt
A critique of Pitt's leadership.
William K. Black
An Open Letter to the
Stronger regulation is in the best interest of auditing companies.
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
Is Halloween Ethical?
What virtues does the holiday teach?
Rob Elder
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
Where are the questions about war and ethics?
An analysis of the decision to go to war with Iraq.
Rob Elder
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
Can You Hear Me Now? Marketing a War With Iraq
Should war be sold like toothpaste?
Miriam Schulman
Building Character
A description of the character education program at Santa Clara County's Juvenile Hall school.
Miriam Schulman
Shhhhhhh, Don't Tell
What should a physical therapist do when she suspects that her patient isn't being entirely honest with his physician?
Wolfe, Smith, McLean, Shanks
We've Got You Covered
Covering for an incompetent RN creates problems for patients.
Wolfe, Williams, Smith, Silvestri, McLean
The Case of the X979 Jumpstart
This fictional case study asks us to consider the ethical boundaries involved in intellectual property.
Peter A. Facione
The Case of the Underwater Options
An acquisition raises questions about fairness and an employee's right to know in this fictionalized case about a biotech start-up.
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
Bush's Role in Corporate Fraud
George W. Bush and Harken.
William K. Black and James Galbraith
Reputation and Venture Funding
The importance venture capital firms place on the founders track record in terms of their values
an interview with Floyd Kvamme
Guilt (and Reliability) by Association
An angel investor talks about reputation.
an interview with Audrey MacLean
Who is a Customer?
Hyping vs. lying at a start-up company.
an interview with Umang Gupta
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.
You Are What You Eat
Personal responsibility in maintaining good health.
Miriam Schulman
Six Es of Character Education
Example, emotions, experiences, explanation, ethos, and expectations for excellence.
Kevin Ryan
Challenge Problem
Assignments that invite cheating.
Miriam Schulman
When Inappropriate Behavior is Just Plain Wrong
An expert on moral development advocates straight talk when children do something wrong.
William Damon
Panel Discussion of Deborah Rhode's Book

Ellen Pansky, Margaret Russell, Alan Scheflin, Ger
Who will blow the whistle if surveillance oversteps?
How does an open society deal with the probability of future terrorist attacks without compromising the privacy and civil liberties of its own citizens?
Rob Elder
Welfare and Marriage
Investment in women pays off directly in terms of lowered fertility and healthier children.
June Carbone
Ethical Choice? There are SUVs and then there are huge SUVs
Gas-guzzling cars and environmental ethics.
Rob Elder
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
Ethics and Technology in the Wake of September 11th
Co-chair of the President's Council of Advisors in Science and Technology discusses issues raised by the terrorist attacks.
E. Floyd Kvamme
National Ethics Agenda
The Ethics Agenda was developed by the Emerging Issues Program of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Through this program, the Center provides timely analysis and opinion on ethical issues in the news.
Elder, Hanson, Schulman, McLean, Perry, Carbone
Ethics and Personhood: Some Issues in Contemporary Neurological Science and Technology

David Perry
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
Strangers into Friends
A group of Bay Area Jews, Muslims, and Christian Arabs meet to bridge differences.
Miriam Schulman and Amal Barkouki-Winter
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
Why Should We Care About Racial Inequlity Per Se ?
Is a color-blind approach to racial issues the best route to equality?
Glenn Loury
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
In desperate need of a tax break for his company, a CEO contemplates a questionable campaign contribution.
Leon Panetta & Paul Locatelli, S.J.
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
The Case of Bad News
The new CEO of a corporation learns that he has inherited problems with growth and profitability. A four-day workweek and, eventually, layoffs prove necessary. Who is the CEO obligated to inform and when?
Gil Amelio
An Education in Ethics
Students often know the right thing to do. How can schools help them to do it?
Steve Johnson, S.M.
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.
The Case of Due Diligence
How ethics can guide the conduct of a brokerage firm rewarding sales representatives with trips for the sale of a particular fund.
Thomas Shanks
Gated Communities In Cyberspace
The creation of defensible space holds the key to commerce on the Internet.
Ellen F. Harshman, Jam
The Case of the Sikh Temple
Plans for a 94,000 square foot structure raise questions about the zoning of a house of worship.
Mark Ralkowski
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
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
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.
Cloning
This paper discusses the significant ethical and moral questions intertwined in this "scientific" achievement of cloning by speaking with SCU campus experts in biology, medicine, religious studies, patent law, engineering, technology, agriculture, and ethics.
Robin K. Sterns
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
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
Nutritional Foods
A company confronts the possibility that its product is causing illness.
Kirk O. Hanson
Paper Trail
Cutting down on paper waste.
Miriam Schulman
Hope and Psychological Space in Guatemala
A member of the SCU faculty reflects on an immersion experience in Guatemala.
Timothy Urdan
Cybersmut
From blocking software to legislation, strategies address children's access to objectionable material on the Internet.
Joseph Westfall
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
Jumping the Gun
Election projections raise the difference between rights and the right thing to do.
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
Law of Advanced Directives
Legal Documents Can Ease End-of-Life Decisions
Karen Markus
Time to Go Home
Long work hours have ethical ramifications.
Miriam Schulman
Aid in Dying
A discussion of physician-assisted death.
Michael J. Meyer
Confronting the Ultimate Questions
Advance Directives give patients a voice when they can't speak for themselves.
Margaret McLean
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
Life and Death With Dignity: Editor's Note
Introduction to end-of-life questions
Miriam Schulman
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
Affirmative Action or Negative Action
A different way to frame the debate over race-based preference.
Miriam Schulman
Guatemala: Another Kind of Justice
SCU faculty trip to Guatemala spurs ethical reflection.
James Reites, S.J., and Don Dodson
Bewitching Miss Julia
Review of "Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet" by Sherry Turkle
Tim Healy
Immigration: Is Exclusion Just?
Ethics and illegal immigration.
Manuel Velasquez
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
Is Exclusion Just: Martin Cook Replies
A reply to Manuel Velasquez's article on illegal immigration.
Martin Cook
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
The Sole Remaining Supplier
What are the ethical questions involved when a company is the only supplier of a high-risk, life-saving product?
Thomas Shanks
Challenging the Conception of Care in Nursing
Review of Helga Kuhse's book, Caring: Nurses, Women and Ethics
David Perry
The Performance Appraisal
How much should age and longevity with the company count in making lay-off decisions?
Thomas Shanks
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
'A' is for Autonomy
A brief definition of autonomy as viewed in the context of medical ethics.
Margaret R. McLean, Ph.D.
Killing in the Name of God: The Problem of Holy War
A look at war in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions.
David Perry
Privacy: Electronic Information and the Individual
The security of personal information in the Internet age.
Joseph Westfall
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
'B' is for Beneficience (and Baseball)
A brief description of beneficence in a medial context.
Margaret R. McLean, Ph.D.
Life and Death and the Applied Ethics Center at O'Connor
Durable power of attorney for health care.
Margaret R. McLean, Ph.D.
2001 plus 28: The Age of Spiritual Machines
A review of Ray Kurzweil's, The Age of Spiritual Machines
Neil Quinn reviews Ray Kurzweil
The Case of Maria Elena
What are the ethical questions involved when a person finds out that an undocumented immigrant is working in their home?
Thomas Shanks
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
Just War Theory Calls for Restraint: Stop the Starvation, Win the War
An application of just war principles to the war in Iraq.
Rob Elder
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
Racism
Molly has just been accepted at Stanford University and calls her friend Terri to tell her the good news. Terri assumes that Molly was accepted because of her race.
A Student Scenario
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.
Free Speech and Decorum: Some Thoughts on How We Talk About Terrorism
Is free speech the only principle to consider in covering the terrorist attacks?
Miriam Schulman
Privacy Experiment
Invasions of privacy using Internet services.
Joseph Westfall
Ethics in International Economics: The WTO, NAFTA, the IMF, and the World Bank
Transcript of a radio interview.
Michael Kevane
Libraries on the Information Superhighway
The ethical issues behind access to sexually explicit materials on the Internet.
MCAE
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
What are the ethical questions involved when an innocent prank turns into academic cheating?
Thomas Shanks
The Long Distance Cancer Treatment
Does an HMO have a responsibility to provide care at the closest possible medical center?
Thomas Shanks
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.
The Case of Wu
What are the ethical questions involved when asked to help out an illegal immigrant in desperate need of help?
Thomas Shanks
Physician's Role in Organ/Tissue Donation
What are the ethical questions involved when asked to help out an illegal immigrant in desperate need of help?
Margaret R. McLean, Ph.D.
Prescribing Under the Influence
The impact of gifts from drug companies to physicians.
E. Haavi Morreim
Good Start
How businesses can incorporate ethics from the start-up phase.
Kirk O. Hanson
Parental Relations
Jeff is questioned by his mother about his recent behavior. Has one of them overstepped his or her boundaries?
Student Scenario
Internet Blocking
An analysis of technological solutions to the problem of cybersmut.
Joseph Westfall
Ethical Issues in Counterterrorism Warfare
Applying just war theory to the war against terrorism.
Martin Cook
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes?
An exploration of the ethics of genetically modified foods.
Miriam Schulman
We Must Stand Up for the Innocent while Demanding Justice
A reflection on the internment of the Japanese in World War II and its implications for the treatment of other foreign nationals in war time.
James Purcell
Memories
In ethics, how we decide is just as important as what we decide
Margaret R. McLean, Ph.D.
Integrity
A student buys a paper from an Internet site.
Student Scenario
Homophobia
A student discussion of prejudice and homosexuality.
Student Scenario
Of Headhunters and Soldiers
Cultural vs. ethical relativism.
Renato Rosaldo
Beaten Track
A dialogue on ethics and ability tracking in schools.
Shannon Peters Talbott
Happy Birthday!
Ethics in a hospital context.
Margaret R. McLean, Ph.D.
Questions Anyone?
Questions facing a professional ethicist.
Margaret R. McLean, Ph.D.
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
Henry's Publick House
What are the ethical questions involved when the media broadcasts hostile situations live?
Thomas Shanks
Date Rape
Some students are at a party, drinking and watching movies. One of the students finds herself being taken advantage of.
A Student Scenario
Vandalism
Students debate a revenge act of vandalism.
A Student Scenario
Beyond Professional Codes
Professors in law, philosophy, and communication discuss media ethics, legal ethics, and the common good.
MCAE
The Cyber City Network
An online network for city services raises questions about access and whether the provision of services electronically will increase disparities between rich and poor.
Thomas Shanks
The Case of the Plant Relocation
Your company can make more money for shareholders by relocating plants to a country with low costs and fewer regulations.
Karen Musalo
The Acupuncture Alternative
Do physicians have a duty to refer patients to alternative forms of therapy?
Anh Tran, S.J.
Making a Space for Reason
An exploration of different Catholic traditions on seeking the truth
David DeCosse
Sexuality, Gender, and Ethics
A presentation by Gilbert L. Stark Professor emerita of Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School and author of the award-winning Just Love Margaret Farley
Medical Amnesty
Podcast of a discussion on university Good Samaritan policies related to alcohol consumption
Emerging Issues Group
Searching for Whitopia
Podcast of a talk on white enclaves in America
Richard Benjamin
Astrobiology, Exploration, and Ethics
Podcast of a panel on protecting life in space
Margaret Rice, Chrisopher McKay, and Margaret McLe
Democracy Promotion
Podcast of a panel discussion on whether the United States should promote democracy abroad
Cynthia Boaz, Jane Curry, Farid Senzai,
Lying in Government
Peter Minowitz, author of "Straussophobia," leads a discussion of "the noble lie."(podcast)
Emerging Issues Group
Ft. Hood Massacre
A discussion on whether the incident at Ft. Hood was an act of terrorism. (podcast)
Emerging Issues Group
Replicating Milgram
A talk by SCU Psychology Professor on his recent research into why good people do bad things
Jerry Burger
Charity in Truth
Implications of an Encyclical for Business, Higher Education, and the Public, Feb 17, 2010
Ethics at Noon
The Ethical Dimensions of Informed Consent
Regan Lecture
Civility in a Fractured Society
Technology Forum
What the Surprising Failure of Data Anonymization Means for Law and Policy
Lecture
Faith-Based Groups and Neighborhood Partners: The Obama Approach
Ethics at Noon
Fair Trade Health: Access to Essential Drugs for the Poor
Ethics at Noon
Is the Common Good Still Possible: Reflections on Immigration and Politics in California
Ethics at Noon
Is the Common Good Still Possible: Reflections on Immigration and Politics in California