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
Access to infrastructure should be equal and open for all.More »
Students discuss responsible partying and the drinking ageMore »
Influence of Steelers chairman reached beyond sportsMore »
Media Commentary by Center Staff
Setting the ethical boundaries of war.
Kirk Hanson discusses consumer ethics, corporate social responsibility, and other ethical issues of the day.
The Trust Project looks to provide transparency in the media.
The increasing popularity of massive open online courses.
Working to restore public trust in the media.