Applied Ethics

Framing ethical perspectives

Applied ethics refers to the practical applications of the moral principles that govern behavior. Carnegie Council focuses on this field, mostly through the realm of international affairs, by identifying and addressing the most critical ethical issues of today and tomorrow. Our initiatives, content, and experts analyze the way that governments, institutions, and individuals interact and make choices on global issues, such as climate change, emerging technology, and governance.

Featured Applied Ethics Resources

Practical conversations, decision analysis, and more

APR 27, 2022 Podcast

The Genesis Machine: Our Quest to Rewrite Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology, with Amy Webb

The global pandemic and investments in mRNA COVID vaccines have accelerated worldwide interest in the field of synthetic biology--a field that unifies chemistry, biology, computer ...

APR 12, 2022 Podcast

Surveillance Tech's Infinite Loop of Harms, with Chris Gilliard

In this discussion with Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel, writer, professor, and speaker Dr. Chris Gilliard explains why the arc of surveillance technology and novel "...