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Focus Areas

Focus Areas

Ethics is crucial to every professional field, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics conducts programs in many disciplines.

We focus on ethics in 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 Campus Ethics?

Research grants, fellowships, internships, and events highlight our offerings for students, faculty, and staff. LEARN MORE

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 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 Technology Ethics?

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

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 Character Education?

Lesson plans are at the heart of the Center's efforts in middle & high school character education. We also offer faith formation lessons. LEARN MORE

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 Social Sector Ethics?

Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto discusses various ethical issues faced by the social sector including conflicts of interest and appropriate governance practices.