To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Carnegie Council is undertaking an ambitious three-year project called Ethics for a Connected World. This project connects public intellectuals, business leaders, policymakers, religious leaders, students, and educators from across the globe to explore how shared ethical and moral values can be incorporated into action to confront international challenges.
Led by our Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff, Ethics for a Connected World addresses six core themes: Corruption and Trust; Environment and Growth; Citizenship and Difference; War and Reconciliation; Democracy and its Challengers; and Technology and Risk. For more detail on these themes,please see Dr. Ignatieff's article, Global Ethical Dialogues: Concept Paper.
It features the following interconnected components:
- Centennial Symposia: A series of high-profile international symposia in the cities that embody the tension between Andrew Carnegie's pursuit of peace and the reality of war throughout the 20th Century (Edinburgh, Sarajevo, and New York) will address competing aspects of Carnegie's legacy and their application for today's challenges.
- Global Ethics Network: An international consortium of universities engaging students and educators in intercultural dialogue and ethics-based education. Activities include: mentorships and joint projects between students and Global Ethics Fellows; student competitions.
- Global Ethical Dialogues: a series of study visits, workshops, and public events at the Fellows' institutions, and led by Centennial chair, Michael Ignatieff.
- Thought Leaders Forum: In this series of interviews, we invite ethical visionaries and role models from a variety of professions, backgrounds, and countries to identify the world's greatest challenges and offer creative advice on how to respond to them.
- Centennial Publications: A Centennial history of Carnegie Council, Toward Peace with Justice: One Hundred Years of the Carnegie Council, published in 2014 and available as an online ebook; and an edited volume discussing the project's findings, written by Global Ethics Fellows and Carnegie Council staff (forthcoming in 2016).
- 100 for 100: In an ongoing project, we are posting a selection of the best materials from our archives. Check them out!
- Illustrated Web Timeline based on Kate Hallgren's book Toward Peace with Justice: One Hundred Years of the Carnegie Council.
Ethics for a Connected World is a multimillion-dollar project. It is funded by generous multi-year grants from the Uehiro Foundation of Japan, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Henry Luce Foundation, as well as a one-time grant by the Richard Lounsbery Foundation.