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, leadership ethics, and nonprofit 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.
All About Ethics Blog
Shaping a new ethics program
Complete the survey to share your thoughts on some of the issues facing nonprofit ethics.
Is personal data a commodity?
Is it appropriate to think of personal data as a commodity?
Larry Brilliant Visits the Ethics Center
The distinguished epidemiologist talks to the Center about vaccines and the five main global threats to humanity.
Recent work in ethics
Pedro Noguera, distinguished professor of education, explores school segregation and the current reform agenda being promoted by states, the federal government, and various advocacy groups.
During a two-day design sprint, The Trust Project and the Society for News Design developed prototype tools that surface indicators of quality in journalism.
The goal of the Hackworth Fellows program is for Fellows to promote ethical reflection and reflective ethical action among their undergraduate peersMore »
Thanks to our generous donors on SCU's Day of Giving. Donations help support our programs and promote ethical decision making in all aspects of life.More »