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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an independent, nonprofit, educational 501(c)3 institution serving international affairs professionals, teachers and students, and the attentive public. Since its inception, the Council has focused on the enduring importance of ethical values in international relations. Then, as now, the Council aspires to be a worldwide "voice for ethics." It provides a nonpartisan, open forum for discussions that go beyond the political efficacy and economic efficiency of policies to questions of values, principles, and moral argument--discussions which might not otherwise take place.

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  • Born in a Palestinian refugee camp, Izzeldin Abuelaish has devoted his life to medicine and to reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, even though his three daughters and a niece were killed by Israeli shelling. Here, he discusses what drives him.
    Partner:
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • Former Canadian High Commissioner to India David Malone gives a comprehensive survey of contemporary Indian foreign policy. He begins by focusing on India's geography, history, and capability, and covers relations with the U.S., China, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
    Partner:
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • According to New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman, the U.S. faces four major challenges that threaten to jeopardize the American dream for current and future generations and lessen the U.S.'s standing in the world. Globalization, the revolution in information technology, climate change, and chronic deficits are the serious problems that must be addresses immediately; here, Friedman argues for a plan to revitalize the U.S. and its standing in the global community.
    Partner:
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • For two years Steven Levy, senior writer at *Wired*, was given an opportunity to observe Google's operations, development, culture, and advertising model from within the infrastructure, with full managerial cooperation. What did he find?
    Partner:
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • Pakistan expert Anatol Lieven unravels Pakistan's troubled and complex relationships with the U.S., Afghanistan, the Taliban, and its own army, and adds a special note on what bin Laden's death means for U.S.- Pakistan relations.
    Partner:
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • Philosopher A.C. Grayling discusses his book *The Good Book: A Humanist Bible*, a non-religious Bible that draws from the wealth of secular literature and philosophy in both Western and Eastern traditions. How can one live a humane, meaningful life without following a specific religion? Grayling strives to provide a book of wisdom and inspiration for the non-religious, or people of any faith.
    Partner:
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • With its mix of militants, nuclear weapons, and chronic domestic unrest, Pakistan's issues are of great importance on a global level. Prize-winning author and Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid provides a report back on the situation in his homeland, and discusses his views on how the U.S. should involve itself in crafting a new narrative for Pakistan.
    Partner:
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • Is it possible to grow a company to $1 billion in revenue in Russia without giving a single bribe? In this interactive workshop with high-level professionals, Alcoa's Bill O'Rourke shares how he navigated the murky ethical conundrums that that come with leadership of a global business.
    Partner:
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • Why pretend that economics is value free? Tomas Sedlacek argues that it is a product of civilization and therefore riddled with moral judgements. He further declares that separating economics from ethics creates a zombie, a monster without a soul, and that the two must be reconnected.
    Partner:
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • The treatment of child soldiers is an ethical minefield. To the forces that use them, child soldiers are seen as weapons that are effective, cheap, and complete. How can the International community counter this, and end the use of child soldiers? How can the use of children in warfare be turned into a liability? This discussion with Lt. General Roméo A. Dallaire probes this important human rights issue.
    Partner:
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs