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Government Ethics

Good government—sometimes that ideal gets buried under headlines about conflicts of interest, cronyism, and campaign finance irregularities.

But at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, we work to promote trust in government by using a framework for ethical decision making.  We convene government leaders to share best practices and receive training on fairness, transparency, integrity, and the other elements of values-based government. 

Tara Martin-Milius on the Role of the Ethics Center

With increased pressure on the media to get ratings, the Ethics Center helps establish a foundation of truth and guidelines for ethical discourse in government.

How to Make Politics, and Government, Better

Former Congressman Tom Campbell discusses what can be done to improve the quality of campaigns and the performance of the federal and state government.

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