Carnegie New Leaders have access to all CNL events as well as to regular Carnegie Council public programs. Moreover, they are invited to participate in select special projects and initiatives of the Council. In addition, CNL members are also encouraged to initiate their own projects in coordination with CNL leadership.

Here are a few ways CNL members can initiate projects:

Organize an event

  1. Identify a speaker with whom you are in contact
  2. Select a topic relating to ethics
  3. Consider whether the talk will take place at the speaker's office, a local restaurant, or at Carnegie Council
  4. Send CNL leadership (CNL president, staff advisor, or advisory council) the proposal for consideration and scheduling via

To recruit new members, simply share the link to the CNL application form with candidates. Word of mouth is one of the most effective ways to grow the membership.

Writing opportunities: For members who wish to write about CNL related initiatives or on an area of their expertise, please consider publishing in the media or on the CCEIA website by contacting Amanda Ghanooni at Articles should be between 1,000-1,500 words in an op-ed style with key hyperlinks indicating research. Please note, all submitted articles will be to the discretion of Carnegie Council's editorial staff for final publication.  

Podcast opportunities: To accompany many of the program's off-the-record briefings, CNLs have been selected to interview guests for our CNL podcast series. Also, if you would like to pitch a topic for you to speak about on a Carnegie Council podcast, please contact producer Alex Woodson at We invite you to listen and learn more about the variety of topics for the CNL podcast series here.

Special projects, such as working groups, volunteer opportunities, and field trips, are also considered on a case-by-case basis. Please send proposals to CNL leadership via