Global Ethical Dialogues


Part of the Council's Centennial programs, Global Ethical Dialogues is a multi-year project that engages societies across the world in the quest for a global ethic--shared values with which to tackle problems that transcend national boundaries.

Devin Stewart (on left) and Michael Ignatieff (center) with student leaders and activists at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

APR 21, 2016 Article

In Search of a Global Ethic

Research in 25 cities in eight countries on five continents shows that norms across cultures may not be so different after all.

Photo: Allison Kwesell. Senior Fellow Devin T. Stewart examines a car destroyed by the March 2011 tsunami.

JUL 24, 2015 Article

The Ethics of Nuclear Power: Reflections on Carnegie Council Site Visit to Fukushima, Japan

As part of Carnegie Council's Global Ethical Dialogues site visits to eight countries around the world, in June 2015 the Council led a team of researchers, ...

Learning Initiative - Namie Township, Fukushima, Japan, Case Study

JUL 24, 2015 Article

Namie Township, Fukushima, Japan, Case Study

This case study of ethical decisions, developed by Learning Initiative Inc., is based on archival data at Namie Township, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, from the March 2011 ...

Decision. CREDIT: <a href="">Thomas Hawk</a> (<a href="">CC</a>)

AUG 4, 2014 Article

Toward Understanding Our World's Moral Landscape: Carnegie Council's Centennial Projects on a "Global Ethic"

As part of its Centennial activities, Carnegie Council launched several projects, including the Global Ethical Dialogues and Thought Leaders Forum, to explore the concept of ...

Protesters in Sao Paulo in June 2013 via <a href="">Shutterstock</a>

JUN 25, 2014 Article

The Participation Gap

"Inequality doesn't result only from differences in income or wealth (the focus of French economist Thomas Piketty). It also has a political dimension, fueled by ...

CREDIT: <a href="">Joseph Voves</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

JAN 31, 2014 Article

The Moral Operating System of a Global City: Los Angeles

For global cities to solve the central problem of collaboration among strangers, they need a moral operating system: shared codes and behaviors that enable people ...

AUG 12, 2013 Article

Global Ethical Dialogues: South America Slideshow June 2013

Slideshow from June 2013 Global Ethical Dialogue in South America with Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff.

CREDIT: Devin Stewart

JUL 11, 2013 Article

Globalization Is the Unsung Champion of the Protests Happening Around the World

Through the late 80s and 90s, protests everywhere from Berlin to Seattle revealed a common target of public unrest: globalization. Now, however, globalization has become ...

JUN 27, 2013 Transcript

The Ethics of Globalization and the Globalization of Ethics

In this rousing and eloquent speech in Rio, given during the biggest protests there in 25 years, Michael Ignatieff salutes the protesters' "patriotic anger" and discusses ...

Rio Protesters. CREDIT: Devin Stewart

JUN 25, 2013 Article

Global Ethical Dialogues: Lessons from Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina

Most societies agree on certain global norms. For example, in most countries, corruption is considered unethical. But what happens when global norms are applied locally? ...