Carnegie Council Launches New Initiative on U.S. Global Engagement

Oct 28, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Advisory

October 28, 2008

Contact: Madeleine Lynn Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (212) 838-4120 ext. 222, email: [email protected]

Carnegie Council Launches New Initiative on U.S. Global Engagement

New York NY--The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce the launch of the "U.S. Global Engagement Program."The program will consist of a series of case studies, entailing a three-tiered focus:1. U.S. relations with partners among the established democracies, including the NATO alliance.2. U.S. relations with what might be termed "problematical allies," such as Russia and Pakistan.3. U.S. relations with states which are deemed "of deep concern," such as Iran and Syria.

"The way America does business with the world, or U.S. global engagement, is arguably the most critical, indeed the most generic foreign policy issue of the day," says Program Director David C. Speedie. "The lesson of the unruly post-Cold War environment has surely been that, on a raft of new or exacerbated security challenges, a multilateral approach is not just morally appealing, but strategically smart."

The program's initial project, made possible by the generous support of the Alfred and Jane Ross Foundation, focuses on the U.S. relationship with Russia.

On October 16, Speedie hosted the program's first public event, Russia and Georgia: How Did We Get There and What's Next?

The speaker was Oksana Antonenko, Senior Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. Ms. Antonenko has had an extensive involvement in the region, including her role as facilitator of an extended track two negotiation process in 2005 between Georgian and South Ossetian senior officials and experts.

For the video, audio, and transcript of this event, plus an interview with Ms. Antonenko and previous David Speedie interviews on Russia with Ambassador Jack Matlock and Susan Eisenhower, go to the Carnegie Council website www.cceia.orgThe 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.

You may also like

L to R from top row: Jazz (Pakistan), American High School at European School (Georgia), Map of Participants (Global), and ABRAPS (Brazil).

NOV 9, 2021 News

Participants from Over 45 Countries Join with Carnegie Council to Empower Ethics on Global Ethics Day 2021

The eighth annual Global Ethics Day -- a project of Carnegie Council -- was held on October 20, 2021, with over 170 organizations and institutions participating in 45 countries ...

6th Annual Carnegie Council Student Research Conference, May 2020. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

MAY 18, 2020 News

R. Langdon Ogburn Wins 2020 Carnegie Council Student Research Conference: Topic, Drones and Warfare

The winning presentation in this year's Student Research Conference was by R. Langdon Ogburn of the United States Military Academy at West Point. His presentation "...

OCT 4, 2019 News

Carnegie Council to Partner with Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy® for a Global Ethics Day Webinar on October 16

Carnegie Council will partner with Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy®, for a Global Ethics Day webinar on business ethics on October 16, entitled "How Ethical Leadership ...