Empowering Ethics in 2023

Ethics as an Antidote

This year, 2023, reinforced the critical importance of empowering ethics in our daily lives.

Ethics, being an active process that each of us can engage in, can be a practical tool for us to improve our lives, empower our communities, and build a better, more livable world.

Explore key resources from 2023 below, curated by Carnegie Council. This Year In Review showcases notable podcasts, events, announcements, and articles from 2023

Achieving an International Framework for the Governance of AI

Drawing on ideas and concepts discussed in two multi-disciplinary workshops organized by Carnegie Council’s AI & Equality Initiative (AIEI) and IEEE SA and hosted by UNESCO in Paris and ITU in Geneva, a formal Framework for the International Governance of AI was developed.

Read the Framework

Is it ethical for someone to create content using generative AI without disclosing that generative AI was used?

Unlocking Cooperation: Tenth Annual Global Ethics Day Special Event

Global Ethics Day 2023 marked another recording-setting moment with thousands of schools, businesses, institutions, nonprofits, and individuals participating. The day was highlighted by our keynote event, “Unlocking Cooperation," where Joel Rosenthal spoke with MIT’s Erez Yoeli and Tufts’ Abiodun Williams about the virtue of cooperation.

Watch the event

President’s Desk: Translating Ethics for an Interconnected World

MAY 22, 2023 Article

Sitting on the Sidelines: The Global Divide on Ukraine

FEB 6, 2023 Article

Ethics, Escalation, and Engagement in Ukraine and Beyond

Now that HIMAR and Patriot missiles as well as Leopard and Abrams tanks are on the way to Ukraine, NATO unity is at a high point. But amid this historic and heroic resolve, something is missing, writes Joel Rosenthal—a concurrent offensive of diplomacy.

MAR 2, 2023 Article

Gandhian Trusteeship: Empathy, Mutuality, and a New Realism

On February 23, 2023, Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal spoke on empathy, mutuality, realism, and in the influence of Mahatma Gandhi at an event organized by Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in partnership with the University for Peace.

Model International Mobility Convention 3.0

“The Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC) proposes a better system for migration and mobility by addressing gaps in existing international law. It offers a comprehensive set of rules, outlining actions, rights, and duties that benefit both migrants and refugees as well as their states of origin, transit, and destination.”

Read the Convention

The Doorstep: How Global News Impacts Your Daily Life

OCT 12, 2023 Podcast

Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy for the Next Generation

NOV 15, 2023 Podcast

Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World, with Bethany Allen

As Xi and Biden meet in San Francisco, "Axios" reporter Bethany Allen joined "The Doorstep" to discuss the rise of authoritarian capitalism in China.

SEP 8, 2023 Podcast

India's G20 Power Play, with Dr. Happymon Jacob

As the G20 summit gets underway in New Delhi, Dr. Happymon Jacob joins "The Doorstep" to assess what to expect as India takes center stage.

Nuclear Ethics for this Moment

On August 9—78 years to the day after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki — Carnegie Council and its Ethics & International Affairs journal hosted a virtual panel to explore emerging ethical questions surrounding nuclear weapons.

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Ethics on Film

AUG 1, 2023 Article

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Oppenheimer"

JUL 12, 2023 Article

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "RRR"

This review discusses the themes of this wildly successful Indian film and looks at ethical issues related to politics, colonialism, religion, and class.

FEB 1, 2023 Article

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Avatar: The Way of Water"

Read a synopsis of James Cameron's "Avatar: The Way of Water" with a discussion of ethical issues in the film related to colonialism, cultural appropriation or "blueface," and more.