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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.

  •  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.

  •  White Lying to a Hiring Manager

    Friday, Apr. 12, 2013 1:00 PM

     A college junior must decide whether to tell a hiring manager that she is only available to work until September when she knows that the company is looking for a longer term hire.  This case study is the latest in the Center's Big Q project, an online dialog on everyday ethical issues for undergraduates.

  •  Digital Journalism in the Public Square

    Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2013 3:46 PM

    Representatives from news media outlets from the entrepreneurial to the massive are visiting Santa Clara University today for a Roundtable on Digital Journalism Ethics sponsored by the Ethics Center.  The focus of this third annual event is journalism in the public square. 

    Keynote speaker Todd Gitlin, political writer, sociologist, and cultural commentator from Columbia University, kicks off the procedings with his presentation, "Who Can Deliver the Journalism We Need in the Digital Public Square?” 

    Other participants include Sue Gardner, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation;Henry Holzman, Chief Knowledge Officer, MIT Media Lab; and Richard Gingras, Head, News & Social Products at Google.  

     

    Image by Mike Licht, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license on Flickr.