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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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The Rooney Rule and Why it Matters

Influence of Steelers chairman reached beyond sports

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The Practice of Ethical Leadership

Six ways leaders reinforce ethical practices in their organizations

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The Double-Edged Character of Digital Resources

New research reveals the ways in which informational inequality is created--and sometimes overcome.

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Addressing Scarce Resources in Health Care

We need to think about the ethics of health care for everyone.

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    Center News

    • The Ethics of Driverless Cars

      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.

    • Easter in Spanish

      Holiday lesson plans now available in two languages

      Resources combine gospels and great children's literature.

      Media Commentary by Center Staff

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          Ethically Speaking

          A Conversation with Kirk Hanson, Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

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          The Ethics Center Turns 30

          30th Anniversary

           

          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.