To find out, Carnegie Council invited world-changing visionaries and role models from diverse professions, backgrounds, and regions to identify the greatest ethical questions facing the planet and to offer creative advice on how humanity should respond.
The result is Thought Leaders Forum, a multimedia site featuring insights from 55 leading minds. Browse through interviews with inspiring people such as former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour; former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; former U.S. National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft; political theorist Michael Walzer; and sociobiologist E. O. Wilson.
Access it free of charge here: http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/thoughtleaders
In the tradition of Andrew Carnegie, who founded Carnegie Council 100 years ago, we asked Thought Leaders questions related to world peace and ethical leadership. Please watch the videos and let us know what you think:
The Carnegie Council team spent several months poring over the interview transcripts and designing a website with an eye toward making these complex topics as accessible as possible. The background images are photographs that depict themes of civic participation, leadership, as well as natural and cultural heritage.
“By taking the occasion of our centennial to ask leading thinkers from around the world these big—almost unreasonable—questions, we aimed to accomplish several things,” said project director Devin Stewart. “First, we wanted to illuminate the current thinking on topics that are core to our mission, namely ethics, peace, and education. Second, by including questions of an aspirational nature, we hoped to help organizations with agenda-setting. Finally, the Thought Leaders site serves as an educational resource to spark debates in classrooms worldwide.”
Stewart will synthesize the interviews into a report and syllabus later this year.