The Ethics Center regularly takes advantage of the expertise of its multidisciplinary staff and scholars to look at a question from many different perspectives. The Ethics Spotlight captures those in-depth explorations of crucial ethical issues.
Throughout history, new technologies have disrupted society in different ways–some positively and some negatively–from steam-powered engines and electricity, to the Internet, and now again with artificial intelligence (AI); generative AI in particular in this instance. The creation of art, journalism, education, and the very truth itself have all been tested by the use of ChatGPT and other generative AIs. Markkula Center staff and scholars unpack some of the many related ethical dilemmas in this Ethics Spotlight.
The gun debate has again reached a fever pitch in the shadow of several horrific mass shootings. Ethics Center staff and faculty interrogate the moral and ethical issues associated with gun use and regulation.
While vaccines provide protection for individuals and communities against severe disease and death, this fight is far from over as we see infection rates climb, especially among children who cannot be vaccinated. Ethics Center staff and scholars analyze the critical questions in this Ethics Spotlight.
Racism and hate are not new to the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, but the onset and spread of COVID-19 has led to massive increases in both. Ethics Center staff and scholars unpack some of the many related ethical dilemmas in this Ethics Spotlight.
While advancements in vaccines for the novel coronavirus are pointing to a light at the end of the tunnel, numerous ethical dilemmas lie ahead. Ethics Center staff, scholars, and students analyze these critical issues in this Ethics Spotlight.
It’s hard to imagine that ethics played any kind of role in the insurrection at the Capitol building, but from leadership failures to free speech and social media to the Supreme Court, Ethics Center staff and scholars provide an analysis of the ethical challenges associated with the historic actions of January 6.
After a highly contentious (and ongoing) election, our country remains as polarized as ever. Ethics Center staff and scholars provide an analysis of the ethical challenges associated with healing these deep wounds.
Ethics will play an influential role as we cast ballots for the leadership of our country for the next four years, tally votes, and inaugurate a president in January. Ethics Center staff and scholars analyze the associated ethical dilemmas.
As students across the country start a new school year, many are participating online only, while others are attending in person, in the classroom – with some already closing down again after new outbreak clusters form. Ethics Center staff and other SCU scholars address some of the key ethical dilemmas surrounding this critical decision.
The killings of several Black Americans by law enforcement over the last several months has shinned a light on the systemic nature of racism in our country. Ethics Center staff and scholars analyze the associated ethical dilemmas.
The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are igniting fiery unrest around the world. Ethics Center staff and other SCU scholars address some of the key ethical dilemmas surrounding these tragedies.
As businesses, schools, families and individuals transition from shelter-in-place to the new normal, critical questions must be considered and addressed before our economy can be revived. Ethics Center staff have compiled the following resources; including video interviews with business and non-profit leaders, panel discussions, and actionable tools; all designed to help us move forward.
As the pandemic wreaks havoc on society, our health care system, and the economy, critical trade-offs must be identified and considered. Ethics Center staff and scholars offer their analysis of many of these challenges in this Ethics Spotlight.
As social media’s impact on democracy has come into focus, many of the largest platforms have reacted with changes to their handling of political ads – and there’s little agreement on who’s right. Ethics Center staff and scholars unpack some of the many related ethical dilemmas.
As several mass shootings have recently, and increasingly, gripped our nation, Ethics Center staff and scholars analyze some of the many related ethical dilemmas.
As the 2020 presidential election heats up, political speech will fill our social media feeds. Ethics Center staff and other scholars address some of the key ethical issues.
Since the redacted version of the Mueller Report was released, debates have raged on about whether to move on or dig deeper into the charges. The Ethics Center staff and other scholars address some of the related key ethical implications in this Ethics Spotlight.
Symbols are playing a critical role in today’s deeply divided society. Ethics Center staff and scholars weigh in on the power of symbols and their related ethical implications.
As the debate over immigration heats up, the Ethics Center staff and other scholars address some of the key ethical issues.
The world has been experiencing worsening wildfire conditions for decades, and in California the situation is particularly bad. The Ethics Center staff and other scholars address some of the key ethical issues surrounding these disasters.
Scholars David DeCosse and Brian Buckley explore the factors that cause citizens in a democracy to have faith in the law.
Anger has become a feature of the political landscape in America. Is that necessarily a bad thing? Ethics Center staff and scholars explore the many ways to express dissent and how to welcome opposing views.
With Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh standing accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, the Ethics Center staff and other scholars address some of the key ethical issues surrounding the Supreme Court confirmation process.
As the football season begins, protests on the field have come back into the news. Ethics Center staff, scholars, and SCU professors address some of the key ethical issues in the debate.
Appalled by the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report and other allegations of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, Ethics Center staff and scholars offer their reflections on how ethics may provide a way forward in this dark time.