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
We cannot afford to merely "play" with synthetic biology or AI or self-replicating nanotechnology.More »
Inconsistency in corporate codes of conduct is eroding the creative climate in Silicon Valley.More »
The "moral concern" about screen time for kidsMore »
The Democracy Project
This collection of essays by scholars and technologists, which developed as a collaboration between the Ethics Center and The Atlantic magazine, traces the impact of technology on democracy and suggests ways in which technology can strengthen democratic practices and institutions.Read More
Slavin will be honored at the "Heroes Centennial" on September 28 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
Character education workshop for teachers
Catholic school educators learn new approaches to moral formation.
Media Commentary by Center Staff
An attribute of effective, ethical leadership is having courage to act on one’s convictions.
David DeCosse argues that the notion of freedom invoked by the opponents of Obamacare is deeply incorrect.
Kirk Hanson comments on USC's medical school scandal.
AI has the potential to both solve and create significant problems for humanity.