To mark its Centennial in 2014, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has launched Ethics for a Connected World. This multifaceted three-year project is engaging societies across the world in the quest for a global ethic—shared values with which to tackle problems that transcend national boundaries.
Given that global dialogue on ethical issues is already going on in thousands of places, how can Carnegie Council make a distinctive contribution?
Led by Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff, Carnegie Council is meeting this challenge by setting up Global Ethical Dialogues. These Dialogues seek to find out what happens to ethical debate when:
Global Ethical Dialogues kicks off in June with a two-week long study trip to Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. The focus will be corruption, the public trust and environmental issues, and will include meetings with government officials, lawyers, judges, scholars, and representatives from NGOs.
Michael Ignatieff will give two public talks, with simultaneous translation. The topic is "The Ethics of Globalization and the Globalization of Ethics." They will take place as follows:
June 13, 6pm, Buenos Aires, Argentina, University of Buenos Aires Law School (Event details)
June 21, 5pm Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Universidade Estácio de Sá - UNESA - Campus Menezes Cortes
The next Global Ethical Dialogues will be in the Balkans in 2014, and Asia and Africa in 2015.