Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
How do people and organizations inspire trust?
They make choices based on justifiable standards. They take others into account in their decisions. And then they do what they say they will do.
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics engages individuals and organizations to make choices that respect and care for others. In our focus areas—bioethics, business ethics, campus ethics, character education, government ethics, Internet ethics, journalism ethics, leadership ethics, and social sector ethics—we work with scholars and professionals to apply ethical ideas to the very real problems people encounter. We examine the obstacles to ethical action in many areas of our lives and develop tools to help people perform at their best.
Perspectives on the News by Center Staff
An in-class activity for software engineering (ethics) coursesMore »
Ethical concerns about the adoption of online educational resourcesMore »
The problems women and minorities face in Silicon Valley can be solvable if the issues are considered as ethical dilemmas. We will explore the issues both philosophically and practically in this dialogue series during the 2017-2018 academic year.Learn More
Ethics in Silicon Valley
One of first ethics centers to participate
Unique opportunity to include ethics in the artificial intelligence conversation.
The Center welcomes Anderson, Ravel, and Shea
The board plays an important role in enhancing communication with external constituencies.
Media Commentary by Center Staff
Irina Raicu emphasizes Cybersecurity Awareness by endorsing the fact that "the best one can do to raise awareness is to tell fellow internet users to read the news."
The Equifax breach exposed more than 145 million customers. Kirk Hanson comments.
For the 2017-18 academic year, the Ethics Center will explore the theme of freedom of speech and civil discourse through public events, the work of a team of undergraduate fellows, and the provision of educational materials about key, contested ethical issues.Learn More