Global Ethics Day, October 16, 2015

Join the Second Annual Carnegie Council Teach-in!

February 9, 2015

Mosaic. CREDIT: Ali Harrison

As part of its Centennial, the Council is working on a multi-year project to explore the concept of a global ethic: how shared ethical and moral values can be incorporated into action to confront international challenges.

As part of this project, Carnegie Council is delighted to announce its second annual Global Ethics Day.

We encourage academic institutions around the world, including in our network, to use this day to hold events, such as lectures, film screenings, debates, panel discussions, or other educational activities to explore the quest for a global ethic. In the tradition of a "teach-in" model, these events will be run by each institution as it sees fit while being part of a worldwide Global Ethics Day.

Carnegie Council will promote your activities on its website and share any resources that are created among its Global Ethics Network. Course and lecture ideas can be found on Carnegie Council's website here

"Our dream is that this becomes a global educational effort and that people come to learn from each other from all around the world," said Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal explaining how the idea of a Global Ethics day came about. To listen to a 10-minute audio with Dr. Rosenthal and Senior Fellow/Senior Program Director Devin Stewart, discussing the concept of Global Ethics Day, click here.

Over 50 institutions worldwide participated last year. To see the list, click here.  

If you plan to hold a Global Ethics Day event, please let us know so we can promote it along with other events happening that day. Please contact Alex Woodson at and let us add your name to the list!

Participating Institutions and Organizations include:

Academics Stand Against Poverty
Accountability Lab
American University
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)
Bard College, Globalization and International Affairs Program
Boise State University

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Center for for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Central Michigan University (The Center for Professional and Personal Ethics)
Chetanalaya Institute (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
College of Southern Idaho
Concordia University of Edmonton
The Contact Project
Dartmouth College
DEREE-The American College of Greece
Duke Kunshan University
Ethics & International Affairs (Carnegie Council's quarterly academic journal)
EUCLID-Euclid University
Fluminense Federal University
The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs
Glasgow Caledonian University – New York
Global Poverty Project
Harvard Kennedy School
Human Rights Watch
Institute of Consultative Bioethics
Institute of East-Central Europe (Lublin, Poland)
International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University
International Christian University
Japan ICU Foundation
The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
King's College London's Centre for Military Ethics
Manhattan College
Mercer University
Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA)
The New School
New York University's Global Liberal Studies Program 
Nicaraguan Institute of Development - Chinandega
North Park University
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Pace University
Pax Natura Foundation Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs
Peace Islands Institute
The Rock Ethics Institute - Pennsylvania State University
Rutgers Center for Market Advantage
Rutland Institute for Ethics - Clemson University
Sigma Iota Rho – Honor Society for International Studies
Singapore Management University
Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan)
Texas Tech University
United Nations Association of New York
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
U.S. Naval War College
United States Military Academy
University of Buenos Aires Law School
University of Oregon
University of Pretoria
University of Texas at Austin
University of Utah
Utah Valley University
Vistula University (Warsaw, Poland)
Waseda University GSAPS
Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT
Yale Global Justice Program