Rockefeller Brothers Fund Supports Carnegie Council U.S. Global Engagement Program

Dec 12, 2008

U.S. Global Engagement The Carnegie Council is pleased to announce a grant from Rockefeller Brothers Fund to support the new U.S. Global Engagement Program.

"How can the United States engage constructively with the rest of the world? There is no question that this issue will be one of the new administration's most critical challenges—and opportunities," says program director David Speedie. "We are very grateful to Rockefeller Brothers Fund for supporting this timely new initiative."

The program's focus will be in three areas: U.S. relations with partners among the established democracies, including the NATO alliance; U.S. relations with what might be termed "problematical allies" such as Russia and Pakistan; and U.S. relations with states which are deemed "of deep concern," such as Iran and Syria.

Recent program events include a David Speedie interview with Gary Sick on the U.S. and Iran. The video, audio, and transcript are available at, along with other material such as interviews with Susan Eisenhower and Jack Matlock on Russia.

Formerly of Carnegie Corporation of New York, Speedie joined the Council as a Senior Fellow in June 2007. Among his achievements at Carnegie Corporation, Speedie fostered several major initiatives on U.S. relations with Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. He also helped usher in new Corporation programs on nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and on other international peace and security issues.

Founded in 1940, the mission of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund is to help build a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.

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. To learn more, contact [email protected].

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