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
Congressman calls out donor’s employee.More »
China is in the process of developing a "social credit score" for its citizens.More »
The Democracy Project
This collection of essays by scholars and technologists, which developed as a collaboration between the Ethics Center and The Atlantic magazine, traces the impact of technology on democracy and suggests ways in which technology can strengthen democratic practices and institutions.Read More
Center Mourns Former Executive-in-Residence
Balassone launched Business Ethics Partnership.
Highlights from "Journeying Together"
Center Director of Bioethics McLean explores mental health through ethical lens .
Media Commentary by Center Staff
A recent collaboration with The Atlantic magazine addresses key issues in technology ethics.
An international meeting brings together business leaders and ethicists from around the globe.
How much information should the social media giant share?
The Trust Project strives to help the public identify reliable sources of journalism.