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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 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

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Lies and Damn Lies

The dangers of political untruths.

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In Support of Untargeted Ads

Do we lose something when we stop seeing misdirected ads that aren’t really relevant to our shopping needs?

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A One-Two Punch to Health

Weakening medical coverage and environmental laws threatens everyone.

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Values in Government Policy; Good and Bad Corporate Behavior

Headscarves, affordable health care, and business ethics.

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Market forces Make a Case for Ethics

A broader set of stakeholder rights matter.

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      Media Commentary by Center Staff

        Alumni and Friends of the Center

          A Video Introduction to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

          Highlights of the Ethics Center's programs, mission, and accomplishments, in a special video commissioned for the Center's 30th Anniversary.