Carnegie Council Announces Grant from Henry Luce Foundation for Asia Dialogues Program

March 22, 2016

CREDIT: Gusta Johnson. Discussants, L to R: Peter Kwong, Henry Chang, Jiayang Fan, and Kavitha Rajagopalan

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Carnegie Council's Asia Dialogues Program and its project "Building Pacific Communities" aims to advance ethical inquiry within Asia and the United States. The goal is to foster moral leadership, mutual learning, and lasting relationships across the Pacific. Based on the methods pioneered in the Council's Global Ethical Dialogues, the Pacific Communities Project examines local manifestations of global issues by engaging with community representatives at the front lines of social change.

According to Devin Stewart, senior fellow and project leader, the Asia Dialogues Program will explore social change and norms in East Asia.

"The ethical issues we will investigate include gender in Japan, religion in Indonesia, and climate change in the Philippines," says Stewart. "The program also will leverage the network of scholars we have cultivated around the world, our New York City-based young professionals program, and the method of moral inquiry we have developed with Harvard scholar Michael Ignatieff over the years through our Global Ethical Dialogues project, which took us to more than 25 cities on five continents. Thanks to the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation and others, we will write, publish, and conduct interview podcasts to shed new light on the local contestations of these global issues."

The Henry Luce Foundation was established in 1936 by the late Henry R. Luce, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., to honor his parents, who were missionary educators in China. The Foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious, and art communities.

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an educational, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces lectures, publications, and multimedia materials on the ethical challenges of living in a globalized world.