How Might Journalism Help Democracy?
In this recording from Oct. 8, 2021, Subbu Vincent discusses how journalism needs a leading role in the battle between democratic and anti-democratic forces.
Ethical Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination
While vaccines provide protection for individuals and communities against severe disease and death, this fight is far from over as we see infection rates climb, especially among children who cannot be vaccinated. Ethics Center staff and scholars analyze the critical questions in this Ethics Spotlight.
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COVID-19, Vaccinations, and Back to School
As life begins to return to normal, the Ethics Center has brought on experts from all angles to discuss the importance of vaccines and the effects of COVID-19.
Event Replay. Watch Lincoln Snyder, President/CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association discuss how Catholic schools are responding to COVID-19, vaccinations, and more.
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Featured Ethics Spotlights
Racism and hate are not new to the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, but the onset and spread of COVID-19 has led to massive increases in both. Ethics Center staff and scholars unpack some of the many related ethical dilemmas in this Ethics Spotlight.
While advancements in vaccines for the novel coronavirus are pointing to a light at the end of the tunnel, numerous ethical dilemmas lie ahead. Ethics Center staff, scholars, and students analyze these critical issues in this Ethics Spotlight.
The world has been experiencing worsening wildfire conditions for decades, and in California the situation is particularly bad. The Ethics Center staff and other scholars address some of the key ethical issues surrounding these disasters.
A Guide for Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit organizations rely on charitable gifts, but often lack guidance on how to navigate gifts from controversial donors. This guide offers practical and ethical considerations for nonprofit organizations that face increasing scrutiny for gift acceptance decisions.
Ethical Giving Guide
Materials to Support Donors with Gifting Decisions
Designed to help individual donors and family foundations think through their nonprofit giving decisions and to do it ethically, this guide outlines the steps to take with related ethical considerations and helps donors define their personal mission.
All About Ethics: Perspectives From Across the Center
A new report, co-authored by the World Economic Forum and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, details how IBM is well underway on its mission to develop and advance ethical AI technology.
Vaccination and mask mandates will push us all to be our better selves—to protect ourselves and others from the health, economic, and social consequences of unchecked pandemic.
A new case study from the World Economic Forum and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics recognizes IBM as a leading developer of ethical AI and points to three key lessons learned that could encourage and enable all organizations to adopt and operationalize ethics in technology.
The Ethics Center welcomes eleven students to the 2021-22 Hackworth Fellow cohort.
Teaching Note: Interview of Theranos Whistleblower, Tyler Shultz
This teaching module for business ethics, leadership and management courses includes two videos, homework assignments, and class discussion, all designed to spark conversation about ethical issues associated with whistleblowers and corporate governance.
Evaluating Culture for Ethics
Our Culture Self-Assessment Practice recommends approaches to evaluating culture for ethics within companies and other types of organizations. The materials are primarily for members of an organization’s leadership team, including human resources and legal, but designed to engage a cross-section of leaders from various disciplines.
Brian Green, director of technology ethics, quoted for Footwear News
Don Heider, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, quoted by Insider.
Like Birds, Ethical Issues Are Everywhere...
...often difficult to spot, but noticed by those in search of them.
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University exists to help people see, understand, and work through ethical problems.
As an introduction to thinking ethically, we have created a framework for ethical decision making.