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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Ethics Spotlight

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The Climate Crisis

There are no easy answers to the escalating crisis of climate change. In fact, many of the proposed solutions feature trade-offs that may benefit one group over another. In support of the SCU campuswide tUrn initiative, Ethics Center staff and other scholars address some of the related key ethical questions in this Ethics Spotlight.

Climate Change: Crisis, NOT Apocalypse 
By Ann Mongoven, associate director of health care ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. 

Ethical News Coverage of Climate Change Needs to Prioritize Efficacy
By Anita Varma, assistant director of journalism & media ethics, as well as social sector ethics. 

Climate Literacy for Leadership
By Ann Skeet, senior director of leadership ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

To Save the Planet, We Need Faith, Ethics, Science and Economics 
By Thomas Reese, S.J., senior fellow and distinguished visiting scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and senior analyst for Religion News Service.

Navigating Complexity and Catastrophe: From Laudato Si’ to the GND 
By Peter Minowitz, professor of political science at Santa Clara University and faculty scholar with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Seeing Creation Aright: Christianity and Ecological Ethics 
By Paul J. Schutz, assistant professor of religious studies at Santa Clara University.

Youth Movement
By Debbie Dembecki, program manager for business ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.



New Bioengineering Cases

  • Case Studies: Thinking Ethically about Cutting Edge Biotechnology

    These case studies represent interesting situations that a bioengineer, biologist or biochemist may encounter in their professional lives. By thinking about and discussing them, students can cultivate ethical patterns of thought prior to leaving academia, professionals can carefully consider the ethical implications of their work, and the public can consider what is at stake in living on the cutting edge.

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    A Conversation with Theranos Whistleblower Tyler Shultz

    Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics, interviews a whistleblower in the Theranos case.

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      Perspectives on the News

      Mark Zuckerberg of FacebookImage link to full article

      Ad Wars, Deception and the Missing American Public

      With political advertising, a convened American public, where speech and counter-speech are offered in context, does not have a seat at the table.

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      Pope FrancisImage link to full article

      Ethical Issues in AI and the Role of the Vatican

      How faith communities might play a part in the challenges and opportunities presented by emerging AI technology.

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