Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
How do people and organizations inspire trust?
They make choices based on justifiable standards. They take others into account in their decisions. And then they do what they say they will do.
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics engages individuals and organizations to make choices that respect and care for others. In our focus areas—bioethics, business ethics, campus ethics, character education, government ethics, Internet ethics, journalism ethics, leadership ethics, and social sector ethics—we work with scholars and professionals to apply ethical ideas to the very real problems people encounter. We examine the obstacles to ethical action in many areas of our lives and develop tools to help people perform at their best.
Perspectives on the News by Center Staff
Government leaders can find guidance in America's vision and mission.More »
Ethics in Silicon Valley
New director of Character Education
Kidron specializes in social and emotional learning and child and adolescent development.
The freedom to speak, the duty to listen, the goal of community
Freedom of speech and civil discourse explored through ethical and legal contexts.
Media Commentary by Center Staff
Character education is the deliberate, proactive attempt to foster the skills and beliefs that lead to ethical behavior.
How can we ensure that disruptive innovations lead to a more ethical world?
Jo-Ellen Pozner discusses Silicon Valley's efforts to condemn bigotry.
David DeCosse argues that the notion of freedom invoked by the opponents of Obamacare is deeply incorrect.