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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

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On Cybersecurity Fatalism

The aftermath of the Equifax data breach

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How the U.S. Constitution Can Help Resolve Ethical Dilemmas

Government leaders can find guidance in America's vision and mission.

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A Debate about Google and Its Critics

Do Google’s funding choices and dominant role in internet search chill criticism?

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    Ethics in Silicon Valley

    Executive Director Kirk Hanson and Ethics Center founder A.C. "Mike" Markkula, Jr. discuss ethics in Silicon Valley thirty years ago and today.

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      Media Commentary by Center Staff

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        A Video Introduction to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

        Highlights of the Ethics Center's programs, mission, and accomplishments, in a special video commissioned for the Center's 30th Anniversary.