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
Do we lose something when we stop seeing misdirected ads that aren’t really relevant to our shopping needs?More »
Weakening medical coverage and environmental laws threatens everyone.More »
Headscarves, affordable health care, and business ethics.More »
Environmental Ethics Fellows Publish Inspiring Portraits of Environmental Leaders
Pioneers such as Rachel Carson, Ansel Adams, and John Muir, inspire and teach new generations.
Student project on Buck v. Bell
Choreography explores ethical issues in eugenics.
Media Commentary by Center Staff
The impact of decisions we make about space exploration.
Novel explores the fate of two Portuguese priests in 17th century Japan.
Ethical red flags for investing in new public companies.
The Trust Project's Trust Indicators will help readers identify reliable news sources.
The inherent challenges in developing a code of ethics for the privacy profession.
Alumni and Friends of the Center
A Video Introduction to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
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