• One Year After the January 6 Insurrection, Democracy Needs a Rallying Cry
    On the first anniversary of the January 6 insurrection, groups across society are increasingly worried about the state of democracy. But as the pressure on democracy intensifies, leaders must establish rallying points. This is the moment to summon democracy's strengths and remember that it has within it the means of resistance and renewal.
  • Is Militarization Essential for Security in 2022 and Beyond?
    In the last 20 years, the U.S. and its allies significantly expanded their military and security infrastructures. But as America pivots from the War on Terror, new areas of focus have begun to take center stage, including the militarization of space and rising tensions with China. Is there a better way to meet our basic security responsibilities without militarizing across society? Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal discusses these issues with security experts Elliot Ackerman, Neta C. Crawford, and Ned Dobos.
    12/15/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • 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 with a theme of "Ethics Empowered." Carnegie Council held a special event, "On the Frontlines of Democracy," featuring activists fighting to uphold democracy around the world.
    11/09/21NewsPress Releases
  • Global Ethics Day Special Event: On the Frontlines of Democracy
    Whether it's rigging elections in Hong Kong, arresting activists in Venezuela, restricting voting access in the U.S., silencing the opposition in Belarus, or censorship in Burma, there can be no doubt that democracy is under assault. For Global Ethics Day, Carnegie Council hosted a panel featuring activists fighting on the frontlines to uphold and strengthen democracy. What can individual citizens do to support democracy? What's the role of international organizations?
    10/21/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Let's Use Today to Empower Ethics and Build a Better Future
    "It's clear that humanity faces a number of global-scale challenges," writes Joel Rosenthal in his Global Ethics Day message. "Although this moment may feel overwhelming, make no mistake, we are not helpless. Today as always, we have the power to reshape and improve our world." In order to face the issues of today, while simultaneously building a better tomorrow, let's work together to empower ethics on #GlobalEthicsDay2021.
  • Global Ethics Day 2021 to Take Place on October 20
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs will celebrate the eighth annual Global Ethics Day on Wednesday October 20, 2021, with a theme of "Ethics Empowered." #GlobalEthicsDay2021 is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to explore the meaning of ethics in daily life and come together to identify and address the most critical issues facing society, including attacks on democracy, racial injustice, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and more.
    10/12/21NewsPress Releases
  • After 20 Years of Grey Wars, a Moment to Consider a Different Course
    "As we approach the 20-year commemoration of 9/11, a chapter in the history of U.S. foreign policy is closing," writes Carnegie Council President Joel H. Rosenthal. How have the "grey" wars that followed changed the rules of engagement and influenced the United States domestically?
  • Twenty Years Since 9/11: Grey Wars, American Values, & the Future of National Security
    In the 20 years since the 9/11 attacks, national security decisions have tested the values of American democracy. This panel, hosted by Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, examines lessons learned from the past two decades of conflict and the role that ethical action must play in helping to provide security while adhering to democratic principles. National security experts N. W. Collins, Sean McFate, and General Joseph Votel share their thoughts on these critical issues.
    09/09/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Ethics of Exit from Afghanistan
    Carnegie Council President Joel H. Rosenthal discusses the post-9/11 evolution from counterterrorism to counterinsurgency and analyzes the ethics surrounding the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. He argues that, "if there was an ethical failure by the United States, it was not in the decision to leave. The failure was in its initial execution. In leaving any partnership, it most certainly matters how you do it."
  • Illiberal Democracy on the Rise: Examining Brazil, Hungary, & India
    The post-World War II liberal order faces unprecedented upheaval as countries and their leaders retreat from globalism, embrace nationalism, and attack democratic norms. Whether it’s Bolsonaro in Brazil, Orbán in Hungary, or Modi in India--illiberalism is on the rise. Carnegie Council President Joel H. Rosenthal hosts a virtual panel to assess the current threats against democracy in Brazil, Hungary, and India; discuss steps to support a revival of democratic values globally; and finally, examine the question: Is democracy an ethical standard?
    06/09/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Narrowing Hearts and Minds: Diagnosing the Global Rise of Illiberal Democracy
    From Hungary to India to Brazil to the United States, there is no doubt that illiberalism is on the rise, writes Joel Rosenthal, president of Carnegie Council. Just as the world is becoming more connected, hearts and minds are constricting in ways that are sure to be self-defeating. But if we act quickly, we can use this moment as an opportunity to better understand this alarming trend and detect the problems within liberal democracy itself.  
  • Are Americans Facing an Undemocratic Future? with Jason Stanley
    U.S. democracy is at a dangerous inflection point. As America emerges from the January 6th assault on the Capitol, society faces a critical question: Can democracy bounce back or are Americans facing an undemocratic future? Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal and Yale's Jason Stanley discuss how to undo the damage done to U.S. institutions and the rise of nationalism around the world, from India to Brazil to Hungary.
    04/16/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Are Americans Facing an Undemocratic Future?
    Faith in democracy is waning, and the events of the past year have done little to inspire confidence. Today, the presumption of democracy as an ethical standard has faltered. But while the current moment may look grim, American democracy has the ability to adapt and evolve, especially when it is paired with pluralism, writes Joel Rosenthal, president of Carnegie Council.
  • Is Militarization Essential for Security in 2022 and Beyond?
    In the 20 years from 9/11 to the U.S. exit from Afghanistan, the United States and its allies significantly expanded their military and security infrastructures. As America pivots from the War on Terror, new areas of focus have begun to take center stage, including the militarization of space and the debate over whether the U.S. and China are headed toward, or might already be engaged in, a new Cold War. On December 14 at 3:00pm ET, Carnegie Council invites you to attend a virtual panel on both the security benefits and often misunderstood costs of militarism for society.Events