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
Freedom cannot be detached from context and purpose.More »
Leaders should be at ease with the notion of right and wrong.More »
Should news outlets replay campaign ads?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 web resources highlight ethical and religious directives
Catholic health care policies help provide roadmap in morally challenging scenarios.
Grants supported by funding from Michael and Joan Hackworth
Projects will range from socioeconomic and cultural issues, to art, business, and education.
Media Commentary by Center Staff
Tools for assessing culture should be used to signal that leadership cares about ethics.
The ride sharing company is in turmoil after sexual harassment allegations.
The Trust Project is working with companies like Google and Facebook to restore trust in the media.
A recent collaboration with The Atlantic magazine addresses key issues in technology ethics.