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.
Andrew Carnegie was nothing if not ambitious, and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is a great example of that ambition. Originally founded in 1914 as the Church Peace Union, the Council brought together leaders in religion, academia, and politics in an attempt to achieve the lofty goal of making war obsolete. Though its mission has been slightly altered, today’s Council still seeks to be “the voice for ethics” in international affairs. Its scholars research the ethical dilemmas in issues such as deadly conflict, human rights violations, globalization, economic inequalities, and the role of religion in politics, among other things. Many of these findings are presented in regularly scheduled forums and/or published in the Council’s quarterly scholarly journal, Ethics & International Affairs.