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
The age of artificial intelligence forces us to work harder to define (and protect) human intelligence.More »
Each of these new free teaching resources includes a reading, exercises, and case studies.More »
March 7 event addressed current free speech issues
Societal norms, legal limitations, and when lines of safety and civility are crossed in free speech, were covered.
Ethics in Social Studies classroom is focus
Free one-hour webinar will explore integration into middle school social studies curriculum.
Media Commentary by Center Staff
For the 2017-18 academic year, the Ethics Center will explore the theme of freedom of speech and civil discourse through public events, the work of a team of undergraduate fellows, and the provision of educational materials about key, contested ethical issues.Learn More