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,
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.
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.