Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Motto The Voice for Ethics in International Affairs
Formation 1914; 100 years ago (1914)
Type International Relations Think tank
President Joel H. Rosenthal

The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is a New York City-based a 501(c)3 public charity serving international affairs professionals, teachers and students, and the attentive public. Founded in 1914, and originally named Church Peace Union, Carnegie Council is an independent and nonpartisan institution, aiming to be the foremost voice of ethics in international affairs. The Council focuses on, Ethics, War and Peace, Global Social Justice, and Religion in Politics as its three main themes. It is separate and independent from all other Carnegie philanthropies.

Carnegie Council publishes Ethics & International Affairs, a quarterly academic journal that examines the intersection of moral issues and the international sphere.

Among Carnegie Council's programs is Global Policy Innovations, which publishes Policy Innovations, an online magazine.


The Council convenes agenda-setting forums and creates educational opportunities and information resources for a worldwide audience of teachers and students, journalists, international affairs professionals, and concerned citizens. The Council's flagship publication is a quarterly scholarly journal, Ethics & International Affairs, which was launched in 1987. As an operating, rather than a grant-making foundation, the Council supports programs that it initiates and also works with partner organizations.


The Carnegie Council is mainly funded through an endowment from Andrew Carnegie. Other sources of funding come from grants, donations, and membership dues. The Carnegie Council is a 501(c)(3) public charity.


Resources include transcripts, streaming audio and video, journals, book reviews, articles, papers, reports, and special reports.

Current publications[edit]

  • Ethics & International Affairs - "Carnegie Council's flagship publication, this is an interdisciplinary resource for scholars, students, and policy analysts concerned with the moral dimensions of global issues. The journal covers global justice, civil society, democratization, international law, intervention, sanctions, and related topics."
  • Morgenthau Lectures - "Named for famed international relations scholar Hans Morgenthau, the annual Morgenthau Memorial Lecture series is the longest-running public education initiative of the Carnegie Council, showcasing today's most distinguished thinkers on ethics and international affairs."


Carnegie Council's programs:[1]

  • Public Affairs – consisting of more than 50 events each year, in which the speakers include well-known authors, Novel laureates, high-ranking UN officials, and people from the world of international affairs.
  • US Global Engagement – is focused on the U.S. relations with partners throughout the established democracies, problematical allies, and states of deep concern.
  • American Leadership Series – an independent program that evaluated various topics related to ethics in international security, and is a partnership between the Center for National American Security (CNSA) and Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
  • Ethics Matter – memorable conversations featuring speakers with a passion for strong morals and commitment to their work even though they all come from different backgrounds, countries and professions.
  • Carnegie New Leaders – the CNL program allows future leaders to meet with others who share their compassion for the global and ethical matters which play a key role in their success.
  • Global Ethics Network – a platform enabling educational institutions and individuals around the world to explore the magnitude of international affairs by creating and sharing multimedia resources.
  • 100 Carnegie Council – in celebration of the Carnegie Council’s 100s anniversary, the Ethics for a Connected World was put into place as a three-year project which connects public intellectuals, business leaders, policymakers, religious leaders, students, and educators worldwide, and enables them to see how mutual ethical and moral values can be used to fight international challenges.
  • Global Ethical Dialogues – a multi-year project, which is part of the Council’s Centennial programs, in which societies across the world are connected in the pursuit for global ethics, and shared values in order to overcome problems placed on the national boundaries.

Notable authors and speakers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Programs". Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 

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