Resources on Ethics

Carnegie Council's team of experts is constantly producing new articles, events, and podcasts on the most pressing ethical issues of today and tomorrow.

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Featured Resources

MAY 13, 2022 Article

Ethics As We Know it is Gone. It's Time for Ethics Re-envisioned.

Given the troubling state of international affairs there is reason to be greatly concerned about how ethics is framed or co-opted. To meet this moment, ...

MAR 21, 2023 Podcast

Freedom of Thought, with Susie Alegre

In this first episode, host Hilary Sutcliffe explores . . . our freedom to think from another angle. International human rights lawyer Susie Alegre discusses the surprising ways ...

Ethical Action and the Importance of Kindness

Kindness, empathy, and a willingness to engage with those who disagree with you are all critical aspects of ethical action. Good ethics recognizes that personal differences are okay and that we can still work together in pursuit of a better world, even if our proposed solutions are imperfect or do not fully satisfy all involved. It really is the good-faith effort at the center of ethical reflection, engagement, and action that counts.

In this clip, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations sits down with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal to discuss her upbringing in rural Louisiana and the importance of being kind at all times, even when working with adversaries.

You can watch the full conversation or access the podcast version here.