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THE MISSION of Carnegie Council is to enlarge the audience for the simple but powerful message that ethics matter, regardless of place, origin, or belief.

Since our founding by Andrew Carnegie a century ago, we have been one of the world’s top creators of nonpartisan educational resources on international ethics used by professionals, journalists, educators, students, and the greater public. Carnegie Council is a non-profit 501(c) (3) institution.

Carnegie Council is a forum for the world’s leading thinkers, experts, and decision makers. Each year, we convene more than 50 public events. Through lectures, workshops, panel discussions, conferences, interviews, articles, and a wealth of free multimedia online resources, the Council has earned a reputation as an honest, objective voice for ethics in international affairs.


Articles from Ethics & International Affairs, our peer-reviewed journal, are used in hundreds of classrooms in dozens of countries around the world. Carnegie Council’s resources are featured in the best-selling international textbook World Politics: Trends & Transformation. Our website is part of the U.S. Library of Congress collection of Public Policy Internet Materials. Our Global Ethics Network connects educators and students in 144 countries. Our senior fellows publish on and in the pages of The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Politico, Foreign Policy, and other popular publications. Our weekly TV series, Global Ethics Forum, airs on public television stations across the United States and on YouTube.

Carnegie Council’s multimedia resources are available to everyone, at anytime, anywhere in the world. Carnegie Ethics Studio records the Council’s lectures and interviews and produces original content focusing on the ethical issues that challenge international leaders and global citizens. We offer our materials free of charge to the public via our online, TV, and radio outlets, and have a prominent presence on iTunes, iTunes U, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites.

Our VISION for a connected world:

We envision a world where ethics are the first consideration in decisions affecting international relations. We envision a Carnegie Council Ethics Channel that is universally recognized and available in the palm of every global citizen’s hand. Our goal is to promote peace and cross-cultural dialogue by connecting diverse people to our work. Carnegie Council’s focus on human rights, the just use of force, resolution of conflict, environmental sustainability, religious pluralism, and economic fairness will help create a safer and more just world.

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