President's Desk

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Recent Articles, Events, & Podcasts

JUL 6, 2022 Podcast

A Conversation with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Ethics, Diplomacy, & Public Service

In a candid conversation, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, talks with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal about her role in the ...

JUN 17, 2022 Article

The United Nations: A Distinct and Exceptional Purpose

"The United Nations stands as the preeminent symbol and hope for the universal aspirations of human society," writes Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal in this ...

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 15, 2022 Podcast

The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict, with Elbridge Colby

In this wide-ranging talk, U.S. defense expert Elbridge Colby discusses the changing nature of American power with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal. As the ...

FEB 28, 2022 Podcast

Russia Invades Ukraine: A Principled Response

Russia's invasion of Ukraine raises several ethical questions: Why did diplomacy fail? What does the invasion mean for the principle of sovereignty? Are sanctions an ...