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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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A Universal Internet

Access to infrastructure should be equal and open for all.

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Alcohol and Ethics

Students discuss responsible partying and the drinking age

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The Rooney Rule and Why it Matters

Influence of Steelers chairman reached beyond sports

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The Practice of Ethical Leadership

Six ways leaders reinforce ethical practices in their organizations

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          When It's Not A Great Day to be A Bronco

          Pressure from academics, extracurricular activities, and family situations can contribute to depression for college students. This film follows a struggling premed student and offers resources for coping with depression.

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          Ethically Speaking

          A Conversation with Kirk Hanson, Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

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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.