Carnegie Council Centennial 1914-2014

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. It is 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. It features the following interconnected components:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Centennial Publications: A Centennial history of Carnegie Council, as well as a book featuring the project's findings, will shed light on both the Council's work and Carnegie's relevance for peace in the 21st century.

In honor of our Centennial, over the course of 2014 we are posting 100 for 100, a selection of 100 of the best materials from our archives. Check them out!


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.  

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