Markkula Center of Applied Ethics


The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics offers a wealth of publications online. All materials are easily searchable using the search box above. Please send requests for permission to republish articles from this site to

Sections :
Special Collections
  • Architects of Peace

  • A curriculum on world peacemakers with portraits by Michael Collopy, essays by major world leaders, and resources for teachers
  • Character-Based Literacy Curriculum

  • Lesson plans for language arts, earth and life science, and social studies
  • Cydent

  • An ethical toolkit for students in the virtual world
  • Ethical Decision Making Resources

  • Definitions and frameworks
  • Introduction to Government Ethics

  • Definitions, dilemmas, cases, and links
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics in World Affairs

  • Exploring the intersection of these issues with material on over 4 countries, 10 regions and 14 of the world's major religious traditions

    Ethics Articles
  • All Articles

  • Complete chronological list of articles published on this site. Articles are also broken down by subject area in the drop-down menu.
  • Bioethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Character Education
  • Communications Ethics
  • End of Life Decision Making
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethics and War
  • Global Leadership and Ethics
  • Government Ethics
  • Legal Ethics
  • Religious Perspectives on Ethics
  • Technology Ethics
  • Ethics Cases
  • All Cases
    Complete chronological list of cases published on this site. Cases are also broken down by subject area in the drop-down menu.
  • Bioethics Cases
  • Business Ethics Cases
  • Communications Ethics Cases
  • Government Ethics Cases
  • Scenarios for Students
  • Center News
  • Archive of Articles

  • Complete chronological list of articles about Center programs published on this site
  • E-letter

  • Subscribe to a monthly e-mail update on Center programs and new materials on this site
  • At the Center

  • pdf versions of the Center's newsletter

  • Podcasts of Center Events
  • Video

  • Introductions to programs, testimonials, and character education resources

    Research and Reports
  • The Accountable Corporation

  • Presentations from the 2005 conference
  • Access, Internet, and Public Libraries

  • Report on a community conversation regarding filtering at library terminals
  • Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership Reports

  • White papers and summaries of presentations to the partnership
  • Business Ethics in a Global World

  • Presentations from the 2007 conference
  • California Cloning

  • A dialogue on state regulation
  • Character Education Presentations

  • Material from the 2007 Faith Formation Conference
  • Code of Ethics and Values Project

  • A joint program with the city of Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Culturally Competent Medical Care

  • Cases, commentary, and articles on cross-cultural medicine
  • Publicly Conserved Patient Project

  • Articles, cases, and training materials about patients in the care of public guardians
  • Scholarly Publications

  • Bibliography of publications by Center staff and scholars
    Media Partners

    New Materials

    Center News