In Search of a Global Ethic: "Ethics & International Affairs" Symposium with Lead Article by Michael Ignatieff

Apr 30, 2012, 08:00 ET from Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

NEW YORK, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is it possible to conceive of a shared global ethic? It's a daunting and difficult task; yet despite the many intractable conflicts and vast inequalities across the world, we at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs are confident that there are common interests we can build upon.

"In Search of a Global Ethic," a special symposium featured in the Spring issue of the Council's journal, "Ethics & International Affairs," consists of a lead article from Canadian policymaker and scholar Michael Ignatieff and responses by scholars Christian Barry, Nicholas Rengger, David Rodin, Cheyney Ryan, and Michael Joseph Smith.

For a limited time, the articles in this symposium are available free of charge. To learn more, go to the journal's new website

The symposium is part of an ambitious multi-faceted project on a global ethic that will lead up to the Council's Centennial in 2014—and will continue well beyond that. "We are already thinking about the next hundred years," says Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal

The symposium is a product of the inaugural meeting of the Council's Global Ethics Fellows in New York in November 2011. Over the next two years a network of participants around the world will help establish a new framework for debating a global ethic, and produce interactive teaching tools, original university-level curricula, and lasting cross-border partnerships. 

Carnegie Council's flagship publication, "Ethics & International Affairs" (, is an interdisciplinary resource for scholars, students, journalists, and policy analysts concerned with the moral dimensions of global issues. The journal covers global justice, civil society, democratization, international law, intervention, sanctions, and related topics.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (, established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs.

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