Michael Ignatieff to Chair Carnegie Council's 100th Anniversary Project "Ethics for a Connected World"

Oct 3, 2012

Carnegie Council is pleased to announce that Michael Ignatieff will chair the Council's Centennial project, "Ethics for a Connected World." This long-term education program consists of worldwide activities for teachers, students, and the general public around the evolving concept of a "global ethic."

Ignatieff will serve as the chief public spokesman for this ambitious project, helping to broaden and deepen international discussions of global ethics. A distinguished academic, authority on human rights, and former national political leader, Ignatieff holds joint appointments as Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

"We are honored to have Dr. Ignatieff chair this project," said Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal. "A friend and mentor to the Council for many years, he has been involved from the very beginning. In fact he initiated our discussions with a Carnegie Council lecture on ethics in 2011 and with the lead article in a symposium, 'In Search of a Global Ethic,' in the Spring 2012 issue of our journal, Ethics & International Affairs. We are delighted to have his support."

"Ethics for a Connected World" features three interconnected components.

  • Thought Leaders Forum: Live studio interviews with leading ethical and political visionaries from around the world.
  • Global Ethics Network: A platform for educational institutions worldwide to create and share interactive multimedia resources. Over 30 Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellows are based in colleges and universities in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
  • Centennial Symposia: High-profile international symposia to coincide with the 100th anniversary of World War I and the founding of Carnegie Council in 1914, including events at the Peace Palace at The Hague (built with Carnegie funds), and Sarajevo.

Carnegie Council has long been associated with high quality, non-partisan scholarship and teaching. With its Centennial programs, the Council aims to have a positive effect on the study and teaching of international relations in educational settings worldwide. It also aspires to reach the attentive public through distribution in television, radio, and traditional print markets.

Established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an independent, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs.

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