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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 helps people make the kind of choices that inspire trust.  In our focus areas - bioethics, business ethics, campus ethics, character education, government ethics, Internet ethics, leadership ethics, and nonprofit 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.


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    Ethical Challenges in Stem

    The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is helping show how approaching problems with a conscience can spark innovation.

    Center News

    Distinguished Visiting Scholar Returns This Summer

    Reese will present his first event on July 6: "Love and Marriage in the Catholic Church"

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    Global Trust Project Hack Launches July 23-24

    The Trust Project will host a global Trust Hack July 24-25 to pool high-level technical expertise from media organizations.

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    Campaign Ethics Online Course Opens July 5

    Participants will receive practical tips on setting an ethical tone, ethical decision-making, ethical operations, and using campaign ethics to their advantage.

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      Recent Work in Ethics

        • Education and Civil Rights in the 21st Century

          Pedro Noguera, distinguished professor of education, explores school segregation and the current reform agenda being promoted by states, the federal government, and various advocacy groups.