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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 supports individuals and organizations to make better choices that ​care for others and ​protect our shared environment.  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.

 

All About Ethics Blog

  • Creating More Oases in Our Digital Deserts

    Internet access is, increasingly, a necessity

    How might we make internet access—and digital literacy education—readily accessible to all low-income residents of Silicon Valley and the rest of the state?

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    The Art of Privacy Education

    An art exhibit reframes the issue of lack of consent

    An art exhibit brings together images uploaded to the internet from unprotected surveillance cameras.

  • Death Talk

    Death Talk

    Think now about the care you want

    New law “indicts” state of near-death care, doctor says.

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    Ethical Challenges in Stem

    The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is helping show how approaching problems with a conscience can spark innovation.

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    Lessons from Ethics Camp

    The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics hosts a week-long ethics camp for new Catholic school teachers.

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    Fr. Tony Mancuso Named Assistant Director of Character Education

    In his new position, Mancuso will continue his work writing Build. Plant. Grow., and organizing the annual Ethics Camp along with Program Director Steve Johnson.

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