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The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University provides a nationally preeminent academic forum for research and dialogue concerning all areas of applied ethics. The center engages faculty, students, and members of the community as well as its own staff and fellows in ethical discussions in a number of focus areas, including business, health care and biotechnology, character education, government, global leadership, technology, and emerging issues in ethics. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Ethicsbanner. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Ethicsbanner. ... Jump to: navigation, search Santa Clara University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ...

Established in 1986, the Center received seed funding and endowment money from Linda and A.C. "Mike" Markkula Jr. Now, after a successful capital campaign, the Center has an endowment in excess of $10 million and an annual operating budget of over $1.5 million. Harriv 09:43, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


Online resources

Articles, cases, briefings, and discussion material in all fields of applied ethics are available on the Markkula website.

William P. Laughlin Lectures on Global Leadership and Ethics

"The Global Leadership and Ethics program of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics sponsors a series of presentations by world leaders in various fields to advance the understanding of the role of ethics in international relations, to encourage global leaders to speak forcefully and effectively regarding ethical issues in global affairs, and to create an informed and productive dialogue on global leadership and ethics at Santa Clara University. This lecture series is named for William P. Laughlin, founder of Saga Foods Corp., and a lifelong advocate of global leadership and ethics." - official description Link

Recent presenters include: Jean Francois-Poncet, former French Minister of Foreign Affairs, France; Ketumile Masire, former president of the Republic of Botswana; Jamil Mahuad, former president of Ecuador; Hans K√ľng, president, Global Ethic Foundation; and Malcolm Fraser, former prime minister, Australia Jump to: navigation, search Jean François-Poncet (b. ... A minister for foreign affairs, or foreign minister, is a cabinet minister that helps to form foreign policy for sovereign nations. ... Sir Quett Ketumile Joni Masire (born July 23, 1925) was President of Botswana for the Botswana Democratic Party from 1980 to 1998. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jamil Mahuad (born 1949) was President of Ecuador from August 10, 1998 to January 21, 2000. ... Hans Küng (born March 19, 1928 in Sursee, Canton of Lucerne), is an eminent Swiss theologian, and a prolific author. ... Jump to: navigation, search John Malcolm Fraser (born 21 May 1930), Australian politician and 22nd Prime Minister of Australia, came to power in the circumstances of the dismissal of the Whitlam government. ...

Architects of Peace Project

The Architects of Peace Project is a permanent exhibit of over seventy portraits and biographies by photographer Michael Collopy of "architects of peace" throughout the world. The exhibit is accompanied by a website that includes essays by the architects and resources for educators in addition to online copies of the portraits on display.

The list of architects includes "diplomats, poets, scientists, and religious leaders." Other institutions that also provide a permanent home for the exhibit include: The National Civil Rights Museum, Marquette University, The Hoover Institute Archives at Stanford, and Anahuac University in Mexico City. Jump to: navigation, search Marquette University is a Big East Conference, private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... Hoover Tower The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a conservative public policy think tank and library founded by Herbert Hoover at Stanford University, his alma mater. ... (The wind of freedom blows. ...

The university, Markkula Center, and photographer Michael Collopy also confer The Architects of Peace Award to one individual each year who has been a powerful force for peace in the world. Previous award winners include Mary Robinson and Marla Ruzicka. Jump to: navigation, search Mary Robinson (Irish name Máire Bhean Mhic Róibín; born 21 May 1944) was the first female President of Ireland, serving from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002. ... Jump to: navigation, search Marla Ruzicka (December 31, 1976 – April 16, 2005), of Lakeport, California, was an American Green Party activist and aid worker who was killed by a car bomb blast in Baghdad. ...

Hackworth fellowships and grants

Thanks to the generosity of alumnus and Cirrus Logic chairman Michael Hackworth and his wife Joan, the Markkula Center now provides a number of faculty research grants and student fellowships each year. According to the Center, "the goal of the Hackworth Fellowships is to have Fellows promote ethical reflection and reflective ethical action among their undergraduate peers. In order to pursue this goal, Fellows are expected to develop their own programs in an area of interest to them. These programs can be on as wide a range of topics and use as wide a range of methods as are of interest to each Fellow." Fellows have recently pursued projects including: Islam and Students; Voting Behavior of SCU Students; Health Care Ethics Club; Student Radio Program; Research on Student Activism. Cirrus Logic is a fabless semiconductor supplier specializing in analog, mixed-signal, and DSP chips. ...

External links

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