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Capturing the lively discussions, presentations, and other events that make up the daily activities of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

  •  The Disconnect: Accountability and Consequences Online

    Wednesday, May. 1, 2013 4:00 PM

    Do we need more editorial control on the Web? In this brief clip, the Chairman, President, and CEO of Seagate Technology, Stephen Luczo, argues that we do.  He also cautions that digital media channels sometimes unwittingly lend a gloss of credibility to stories that don't deserve it.  Luczo sees this as a symptom of a broader breakdown between responsibility, accountability, and consequences in the online world.

    Luczo's remarks are part of the video series "Internet Ethics: Views from Silicon Valley."  Responding to them is Chad Raphael, Chair of the Communications Department and Associate Professor at Santa Clara University.

  •  Catholic Heroes of Conscience

    Wednesday, May. 1, 2013 10:30 AM

    Catherine Wolff shares from her book, Not Less Than Everything, which features vivid stories by contemporary writers on Catholic heroes who appealed to conscience often in the face of the intense opposition of Catholic authorities, May 8, noon-1 p.m., Weigand Center, Arts & Sciences Building, Santa Clara University.

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  •  Ethics for the Real World

    Friday, Apr. 26, 2013 3:00 PM

    The work of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics spans business ethics, bioethics, campus ethics, character education, government ethics, and Internet ethics, as well as addressing topic areas such as immigration, conscience, and sustainability.  For a closer look at the Center's activities, see our new brochure, Ethics for the Real World.

  •  Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Milestones

    Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013 3:00 PM

     A timeline of Center milestones from the past 25 years shows highlights of the Center's history including:

    • Development of the Framework for Ethical Decision Making
    • Ethics, Courts, and the Mass Media conference
    • Partnership with the Tech Museum on integrating ethics into exhibits
    • Access, Internet, and Public Libraries report to the Santa Clara County Library System
    • Receipt of the Helen Putnam Award for a program on campaign ethics with the city of Santa Clara
    • Ethics Camp
    • Sports Law and Ethics Symposium

    and many other activities and events.

  •  Sacred Texts in Business Ethics

    Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013 2:00 PM

    Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson spoke to a colloquium convened by Santa Clara University's Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education on April 18, 2013. He was asked to identify the five "sacred texts" of business ethics, documents which capture the highest ideals and values to be pursued by business ethics. Read his choices.

  •  Political and Religious Developments in Egypt

    Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013 10:30 AM

    Ahmed Salah, one of the founders of the Kifaya Movement (the Egyptian Movement for Change), offers the perspective of a participant in the Arab spring on current developments in his country, May 2, 5-6 p.m., in the Learning Commons on the Santa Clara University Campus.  RSVP 

  •  Timeline

    Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013 3:28 PM

    Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Milestones

    Celebrating 25 years of programs

  •  Protecting Privacy and Society

    Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013 3:00 PM

    Consumer and business data is increasingly moving to the "cloud," and people are clamoring for protection of that data. However, as Symantec's President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board Steve Bennett points out in this cliip, "maximum privacy" is really anonymity, and some people use anonymity as a shield for illegal and unethical behavior. How should cloud service providers deal with this dilemma?

    Bennett's remarks are part of the video series, Internet Ethics: Views From Silicon Valley. Responding is Robert Henry, Chief Information Security Officer, Santa Clara University. 

  •  Internet Access is a Privilege

    Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013 10:22 AM

    A.C. "Mike" Markkula Jr., for whom the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is named, considers ways to minimize some of the harms associated with the Internet, while fully appreciating its benefits, in the latest installment of the Center's video series "Internet Ethics: Views from Silicon Valley."

     

  •  Mickey Edwards Speaks on Partisanship

    Monday, Apr. 22, 2013 4:52 PM

     Former member of the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives Mickey Edwards spoke Friday on the influence of partisan politics on the US government.  Edwards, author of The Parties Versus the People, described how party loyalty is interfering with problem solving.  (Hear the talk)

    Edward's appearance was sponsored by the Center's Public Sector Roundtable and the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Commonwealth Club.