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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 helps people make the kind of choices that inspire trust.  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.

 

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    On Trumping Privacy Choices

    How do we make respect for internet users hip again?

    Privacy is not about secrecy, or hiding: it is about choice.

  • Campaign Mud-Slinging

    Campaign Mud-Slinging

    Determining which candidates communicate ethically with voters

    How a person campaigns is an indicator of how he or she will govern.

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    On Artificial Intelligence and the Public Good

    Responding to a Request for Information from the Office of Science and Technology Policy

    The federal office of Science and Technology Policy requested public feedback on “overarching questions in [Artificial Intelligence]"; Shannon Vallor, who is the William J. Rewak Professor at Santa Clara University, submitted a response.

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    Ethical Challenges in Stem

    The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is helping show how approaching problems with a conscience can spark innovation.

    Center News

    Event to focus on California's new End of Life Option Law

    Center Director of Bioethics McLean will be a featured panelist at a seminar entitled "Right to Die" in Lincoln, CA, on July 30 at 10:30 am. She will focus on ethical issues in death and dying.

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    Campaign Ethics Online Course Opens July 5

    Participants will receive practical tips on setting an ethical tone, ethical decision-making, ethical operations, and using campaign ethics to their advantage.

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