Carnegie Council

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The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an independent, nonprofit educational institution with no political agenda. Founded in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, the Council takes a pluralist approach to ethics, and our vision is a world where considered ethical choices guide international and transnational behavior. Our educational mission is to be “the voice for ethics in international affairs.”

The Carnegie Ethics Studio leverages new technologies in service of the enduring values that have guided the Council. Recent products are designed for public radio, and are free, assuming the appropriate acknowledgement and notification. Products are either 90 seconds or 27:30 with a 30 second silent break at 15:00 minutes. Stations may broadcast the entire series, or choose individual episodes.

• “Global Ethics Corner” is a 90 second weekly production including a video. The format is to raise an interesting question, present some alternative views, and ask the listener to consider the implications. Available since October 2008, it can not only be used on the air but also featured on your website.

• “Advocates for Ethics in Business” is a 27:30 set of 13 programs. A unique series of interviews, it includes conversations with business, civil society, and academic leaders, who share innovative ideas, examine the role of business in society, and address the ethical considerations connected to conducting business globally.

• “Global Ethics Forum” is a 27:30 Lecture/Presentation Series of major speakers and panels convened at our facilities in NYC. Coming in the fall of 2009, it will feature 26 of the key issues and speakers during the 2009-2010 program year.


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An interview series hosted by David C. Speedie of Carnegie Council.

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211 Pieces

Global Ethics Corner is a weekly 2-minute interstitial examination of newsworthy ethical issues, hosted and produced by Carnegie Council Senior Fellow William Vocke.

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16 Pieces

In the Carnegie Council's Advocates for Ethics in Business interview series, leaders confront the ethical minefield of global business practices.

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24 Pieces

How can we work towards a greener planet and a more sustainable lifestyle? Businesspeople, environmentalists, and scholars discuss the issues and offer solutions, many of which will surprise you.

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18 Pieces

An interview series hosted by Julia Taylor Kennedy.

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48 Pieces

Just Business is a series of audio interviews that examines some of the tangled pathways that companies and civil society face. Host Julia Taylor Kennedy sits down with thought leaders across a variety of sectors to discuss the intersection between business and society.

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44 Pieces

With so many competing claims, what is the right thing to do? Carnegie Council is shedding light on global issues by interviewing public figures on a set of moral questions. In this weekly podcast, host Devin Stewart asks thought leaders about the state of the world today and how we get to a better future. These interviews are part of our Centennial project, the Thought Leaders Forum.


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A new book claiming that bonobos can feel empathy suggests that morality may be biological. If this is the case, what purpose does religion serve? ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2013
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"Even dictatorships go to great lengths to create these fake elections to prove to the world that they have consent of the governed. It's sort of a...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
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"You've got to balance national interest against global interest. I think that's the direction in which global ethics is going to go."

  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
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Apple and Google will, reportedly, both soon be selling computers that you can wear. But will the trove of details that these devices will be able ...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
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A recent nuclear test and renewed threats from North Korea has led to new sanctions from the UN Security Council. Does this mean that China's patie...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
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The world's eyes are on Venezuela as Hugo Chavez's death leaves many questions. Will he be remembered as a champion of the poor or will his legacy ...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2013
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With the Syrian civil war about to turn two years old and the death toll approaching 70,000, some are saying it is time for the U.S. or the UN to i...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2013
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For years, large global organizations, like the G-20 or the UN, have failed to cooperate on major international challenges, like climate change. Is...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2013
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President Obama called al-Qaeda a "shadow of its former self," but the organization is making inroads in Mali and Algeria and some say it is as dan...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
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When Iceland was hit hard in the 2008 financial crisis, it responded by doing everything Western economic theorists told it not to. It has made an ...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2013
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