Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Programs in Technology

From search engine ethics to the ethics of genetically modified foods, the Markkula Center for Applied ethics has explored a wide variety of technology issues through conferences, presentations, and research.


IT, Ethics, and Law

This series, co-sponsored with the University's Center for Science, Technology, and Society, and High Tech Law Institute, brings speakers to campus to address important ethical issues in IT. The presentations have dealt with video games, databases, privacy and security in a wireless world, social networking, and crowdsourcing, social networking, and other topics. Podcasts and summaries are available.

Research
Over its 20-year history, the Center has fostered research into many aspects of technology and biotechnology, sponsoring conferences on cloning, gene patenting, and the Internet, among other issues. Through a gift from a generous anonymous donor, the Center also conducted a study on pharmacogenomics and ethics.


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