Carnegie New Leaders

Cultivating the next generation of ethical global leaders

Where can today’s young leaders go to truly understand ethics and how to apply it to their personal and professional lives?

Far beyond a traditional “professional development” program, Carnegie New Leaders (CNL) is committed to both cultivating and educating the next generation of ethical global leaders across business, policy, technology, NGOs, and academia—a vital component in the mission of Carnegie Council.


CNL has consistently helped diverse young leaders grow into professionals who positively impact the world through applied ethics. Candidates are typically 25 to 45 years old and selected based on the following criteria: demonstrated interest/fluency in international affairs; demonstrated academic and/or professional excellence; and demonstrated leadership.

Membership benefits include:

  • Participation in exclusive CNL site visits, dinners, briefings, and social events
  • Exceptional networking within the CNL community and related organizations
  • Free admission to virtual and in-person public events hosted by Carnegie Council
  • Online publishing opportunities and the potential to be featured on Carnegie Council podcasts
  • Subscription to Carnegie Council's monthly eNewsletter

Past programming has included private briefings at US Military Academy (West Point), Google, the United Nations, BlackRock, and the Pentagon. The group has also hosted dinners with senior representatives from the FBI, ACLU, and the tech sector—as well as with renowned authors.

For any questions, please email Melissa Semeniuk at [email protected]