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Media Mentions


A selection of articles, op-eds, TV segments, and other media featuring Center staff.

    

Deliver Us From A.I.? This Priest-Led Network Aims to Shepherd Silicon Valley Tech Ethics

Brian Green, the director of technology ethics at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, says he participated in one of those meetings this year. It included discussions on the ethics of artificial intelligence and whether the technology will centralize or democratize power, Green says.

Brian Patrick Green, director of Technology Ethics, featured in Fortune (AP Images).

Church Needed As Moral Voice As AI Technology Expands, Expert Says

"For decades, AI seemed like a slow-moving academic sub-field stuck in a 'winter.' But in the last few years it has exploded thanks to three converging and amplifying socio-technical trends."

Brian Patrick Green, director of Technology Ethics, featured in CRUX.

When Did ‘Billionaire’ Become A Four-Letter Word? An Inside Look At Wealth, Poverty And Presidential Politics

“I think that is a fundamentally wrong way to think about wealth and the proper role of government,” he said, adding that it’s proper for societies to make collective decisions about how to advance the important social interests of its communities. 

David DeCosse, director of Campus Ethics, quoted in Deseret News (AP Images/Ted Shaffrey).

Cerner Must Guard Against Conflicts Of Interest As Exec Runs For Congress

“You have to think about the optics, but that’s not really an ethical concern. It’s more a strategic concern. From an ethics standpoint, the most important thing is transparency,” Callaghan said.

Hana Callaghan, director of Government Ethics, quoted in The Kansas City Star (File photo/Kansas City Business Journal).

Some Salaried Staffers At The Colorado General Assembly Are Paid Extra By Political Committees

Hana Callaghan, director of the government ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California, says there should be a “hard line” between politics and government work.

Hana Callaghan, director of Government Ethics, quoted in The Gazette (Associated Press).

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Illustrating How To Be An Ethical Leader

“'More and more, leaders are being held responsible in their organizations,' says Ann Skeet, Senior Director for Leadership Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Ann leads a leadership and business ethics program and launched the center’s program in social sector ethics programs, and researches, writes, and speaks about the ethical dilemmas of leaders. She understands the impact that a leader’s value and character have on the livelihood of their organization and the employees within it."

Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics, featured in Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.

Cost Of Dean’s Charitable Work Picked Up By Cal State San Marcos

"Hana Callaghan of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University said the moment public officials enter public service they take on additional ethical duties."

“'Among these are the duty to be good stewards of public resources, the duty of loyalty which means they have a duty to put the public’s interest before their own, and the duty to preserve trust in government which creates a duty to avoid even the appearance of impropriety,' she said.”

Hana Callaghan, director of Government Ethics, quoted in San Diego Union Tribune (Gregorio Borgia/ Associated Press).

Did California’s Health Dept. Help Lobbyists Fight Lead Bill?

“Whether or not these were actual conflicts or not I can’t say, but for someone as high-ranking as the director of CDPH, it’s important to avoid even the appearance of conflict of interest.”

Hana Callaghan, director of Government Ethics, quoted in Capital & Man.

Is It OK That Executive Bruce Dammeier’s Aide Owns Firm Doing Business With County?

“People in public service have a duty to preserve trust in government. They have a duty to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.”

Hana Callaghan, director of Government Ethics, quoted in The News Tribune.

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PG&E Imposing Power Shut-Downs Across the Bay Area

"We are seeing a decline in institutional trust in corporations and government in a number of key areas. And it is definitely affecting their ability to speak with credibility."

Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics comments.