Carnegie-Uehiro Fellowship Program

Mar 25, 2008

The Carnegie Council is pleased to announce the establishment of the Carnegie-Uehiro Fellowship program.

The purpose of the program is to promote the study and teaching of ethics and international affairs. Fellows will conduct their own research and conduct outreach programs for the Council's worldwide audiences. David Rodin of Oxford University has been appointed Senior Fellow.

David RodinDavid Rodin is Co-Director of the new Ethics and Laws of War Institute at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. His research covers a broad range of issues in moral and political philosophy. His primary research interests are: war and international conflict; terrorism and asymmetric war; torture; business ethics; and international justice. A former Rhodes Scholar from New Zealand, he holds a B.Phil. and doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University. Former posts have included Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, Research Associate at the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and Visiting Research Fellow at Auckland University and the Australian National University. He worked for several years in the private sector at the Boston Consulting Group, a leading management consultancy. He also holds the post of Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne. His first book, War and Self-Defense, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2002 and was awarded the American Philosophical Association Frank Chapman Sharp Prize for the best monograph on the philosophy of war and peace.

Kei Hiruta, also of Oxford, has been appointed Fellow.

Kei HirutaKei Hiruta is completing a doctorate in political theory at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. He is also a research associate at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Keio University (Tokyo), an M.A. in Ideology and Discourse Analysis from the University of Essex, and an M.Sc. in Political Theory from the University of Oxford. His research interests include political theory, political ideologies, and the history of modern social and political thought. He is currently working on the conceptual history of pluralism in the mid-twentieth century.

The Fellowship will commence with the first annual Carnegie-Uehiro lecture to be held in New York on Thursday, June 26, 2008. The topic will be announced shortly. Later in the year, the Fellows will travel to colleges and universities, as well as policy research institutes and public affairs venues, to discuss their work. The work of the Fellows will be accessible in video, audio, and print formats on a special page of the Council's web site For more information, please contact Madeleine Lynn at [email protected]. The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs. The Carnegie Council's mission is to be the voice for ethics in international policy. It 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 Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education, founded in 1987, is a nonprofit foundation committed to the advancement of moral and ethical education in Japan. Through research, surveys, conferences, study groups, and active partnerships with universities around the world, the Foundation actively promotes ethical education in the areas of home, school, and community.

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