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
Hana Callaghan directs the government ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California. The opinions expressed are her own.More »
Executives and employees need to be on the same page about a company’s ethics and image.More »
What will your organization’s policy be on political campaign activities?More »
New assistant director Social Sector Ethics
Harrington, a Stanford University graduate, earned a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She has extensive experience consulting with nonprofits in a variety of areas.
Executive Director to retire in early 2019
Hanson's work will have "lasting impact," says seed funder Mike Markkula.
Media Commentary by Center Staff
The President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation references The Trust Project.
Executive Director Kirk Hanson comments.