Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

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Ethics is crucial to every professional field, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics conducts programs in many disciplines, including business, health care and biotechnology, government, the Internet, journalismK-12 education, leadershipthe social sector, and technology.

We also offers substantial resources on environmental ethics and religion and ethics.

 

What is Bioethics?

MARGARET R. MCLEAN, DIRECTOR OF BIOETHICS AT THE MARKKULA CENTER FOR APPLIED ETHICS, DISCUSSES ETHICS IN GENETICS, HEALTH CARE, ASTROBIOLOGY, AND END OF LIFE ISSUES.

What is Business Ethics?

Kirk Hanson discusses the role of business ethics in determining how we act as individuals in business and how we structure our business organizations.

What is Campus Ethics?

SCU students meet the Dalai Lama.

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What is Character Education?

MARKKULA CENTER FOR APPLIED ETHICS CHARACTER EDUCATION DIRECTOR YAEL KIDRON DESCRIBES THE COMPONENTS OF A RIGOROUS CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAM.

What is Government Ethics?

Hana Callaghan reviews issues such as conflicts of interest, transparency, and the duties of loyalty and care required of public servants.

What is Internet Ethics?

Irina Raicu explores the role the internet plays in the development of the good life. She addresses privacy, net neutrality, access, big data, and other topics.

What is Leadership Ethics?

Ann Skeet discusses ethical organizational culture, a broader view of stakeholder interests, changing ownership structures, and the paradox of millennial values.

What is Social Sector Ethics?

Assistant Director of Social Sector Ethics Joan Harrington describes how the Center approaches dilemmas including conflicts of interest, leadership failures, and the diversion of assets.

What is Technology Ethics?

Brian Green discusses the ethical issues that have arisen from technological advances in areas like human enhancements, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology.