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
“Smart” toys can continue to be a problem long after their manufacturer gives up on them.More »
Twenty-three states have announced standards for social and emotional learning in schools for some or all grade levels.More »
The origins and purposes of the Trust Project were explored
The Trust Project is developing transparency standards for quality journalism.
Program promotes accountability for nonprofits and foundations
Partial scholarships available in select California counties.
Media Commentary by Center Staff
Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics, quoted in The Outline.
Hana Callaghan, director of Government Ethics, was quoted in The Lakewood Observer.