Friday, February 22, 2019

An Abbreviated History of the Carnegie Council

Priam Sen serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Monarch Holdings that leverages opportunities across multiple global markets. Throughout his career, Priam Sen has been involved with numerous think tanks, including The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP), the Foreign Policy Association, and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs traces its roots to 1914, when industrialist Andrew Carnegie brought a diverse group of religious leaders to New York City with the goal of enhancing global moral leadership and reducing armed conflict. As circumstances dictated, the group's first international event coincided with the beginning of World War I, but it nevertheless earned a strong international reputation for implementing programs and spurring discussions dedicated to resolving international conflicts peacefully.

Following World War II, the organization helped to shape the United Nations and launched efforts to eliminate nuclear proliferation. It focused its attention on the dangers of the moralistic structure of United States foreign policy in the 1960s. To spread its thought-provoking content, it established the Public Affairs Program and the monthly publication Worldview.

The organization went by the name the Church Peace Union (CPU) until being renamed the Council on Religion and International Affairs (CRIA) in 1961. In 1986, it took its current name, Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs (CCEIA). Today, the group continues to provide guidance on world affairs to a global audience of international affairs professionals, teachers and students, journalists, and the public.