Carnegie Council Announces Global Ethics Day, October 19, 2016

March 7, 2016

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Carnegie Council announces its third annual Global Ethics Day (#globalethicsday2016) on October 19, 2016.

Inspired by Earth Day, Global Ethics Day provides an opportunity for organizations around the world to hold events exploring the meaning of ethics in international affairs. 

We encourage academic institutions everywhere to use this day to hold programs focusing on ethics, such as lectures, film screenings, debates, or panel discussions. We welcome your ideas. 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 Global Ethics Day activities on its online community platform and share any resources that are created. Course and lecture ideas can be found on Carnegie Council's website here.

Sixty-eight institutions worldwide participated last year. To see the list, click here. Here are just a few examples of events in 2015: Carnegie Council co-hosted an event on Feeding the Planet; Texas Tech University (TTU) Ethics Center held a filibuster on legal, environmental and migration ethics; and chose responsible leadership as its main theme.   

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"Although it's only a couple of years old, Global Ethics Day is gaining momentum every year," says Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Devin Stewart. "We hope you'll join us in 2016 and host an event on whatever aspect of global ethics concerns you most. Carnegie Council's slogan is 'Ethics Matter.' Help us make this a reality."    

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:
ABA Global Education (Brazil)
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program
Boise State University
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Center for Business Ethics & Compliance, International University in Moscow (Russia)
Center for Innovative Ideas Execution and Training-CIIET (India)
The Center for International Ethics at CMU - Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University | Department of Art and Design
College of Southern Idaho
Concordia University of Edmonton (Canada)
Deree - The American College of Greece
Ethics & International Affairs
Fordham University
Fordham University School of Law
Forética (Brazil)
Georgia Gwinnett College (Switzerland)
Grupo de Excelência em Ética e Sustentabilidade (Brazil)
Heythrop College, University of London (UK)
Indiana University
Indus Foundation for Human Development (Pakistan)
International Center for Academic Integrity at Clemson University
International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University
International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating
Kolping Berufsbildungswerk (Germany)
Managing Values (Australia)
Medical University of Pleven (Bulgaria)
Mercer University
Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)
Pace University
Pax Natura Foundation
Philosophical Views magazine (Serbia)
Rutgers Division of Global Affairs
Saint Anselm College
Saint Peter's University
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Seton Hall University, Department of Relgion, Department of History
Sociedad Escritores Ramón Romero SERR-Chinandega (Nicaragua)
Swansea Univesity (UK)
Tara Arts (UK)
Texas Tech University
UK Values Alliance
United Nations Assocation of New York
United States Military Academy
University of Arkansas
University of Buraimi (Oman)
University of Hawaii
University of Oklahoma
University of Rochester
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
University of Wollongong in Dubai
Westminster College, Salt Lake City
Wiley Online Library
Women Economic Forum 2017 - All Ladies League
World Philosophy Network