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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Hackworth Project: Government Ethics for New Voters

Mariana Perera

Mariana Perera ’20, Fullbright Scholar and 2019-2020 Hackworth Fellow with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University developed a student-focused website offering new voters resources to help them better understand the key ethical issues associated with the upcoming 2020 presidential election. 

Americans, especially those new to the political process, may lack an understanding of how their government works and are often unaware of the ethical dilemmas considered by politicians and voters. From voting rights and Covid-19 to gender equity and impeachment, these decisions play a critical role in how our society and democracy function.

In addition to the creation of the student-focused website Mariana's perspectives are published as part of the Ethic's Center's COVID-19: Ethics, Health and Moving Forward Spotlight.

To learn more about Mariana's Hackworth Project visit:

Jun 26, 2020


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Student Project Showcase 2022


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Previous Projects

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The Power of Our Voices

"Can We Talk?" - Perspectives on Campus Climate

Handling Depression in College: When It's Not a Good Day to Be a Bronco

The Big Q Podcast

Silicon Valley Business Ethics Cases

The Ethics of Friendship

Engineering Ethics Cases

Government Ethics Stories