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
Tactics that make political messages appear like genuine news stories.More »
The "harvesting" of personal data from social media impacts both individual users and the common good.More »
Early pioneer for SCU Business Ethics strategy as Dirksen Professor in 1980's
Frederick was professor emeritus of Business Ethics at the University of Pittsburgh.
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.
Media Commentary by Center Staff
Hana Callaghan, director of Government Ethics, is quoted.
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