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
Truth, media, airbags and Grab Your WalletMore »
Maybe it’s time to separate the “news” from the Newsfeed again: they deserve different kinds of attention.More »
Companies with a controlling shareholder tend to underperform.More »
Issues include overselling, access, and the dangers of utopianism.More »
Partnership with Ethics Center teaches students about business ethics
The internships offer a unique way for undergraduates to learn how complex ethical issues are handled in large corporations
Center and museum launch collaboration
Partnership explores ethical issues behind innovations.
Media Commentary by Center Staff
Those in government have a responsibility to govern openly.
Silicon Valley has much to be criticized for, but it also has much to love.
The importance of fair procedures.
Putting the public interest before your family.
Public officials have a duty to put the public’s interest before their own.
Alumni and Friends of the Center
A Video Introduction to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
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