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
Influence of Steelers chairman reached beyond sportsMore »
Six ways leaders reinforce ethical practices in their organizationsMore »
New research reveals the ways in which informational inequality is created--and sometimes overcome.More »
Patrick Lin speaks at Tech Museum on May 13
Lin, director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at Cal Poly, speaks on radical challenges to responsibility from autonomous vehicles.
Holiday lesson plans now available in two languages
Resources combine gospels and great children's literature.
Media Commentary by Center Staff
The increasing popularity of massive open online courses.
Working to restore public trust in the media.
Has Ivanka Trump's relationship to the President given her brand an unfair advantage?
The impact of decisions we make about space exploration.
Novel explores the fate of two Portuguese priests in 17th century Japan.