Ethics for a Connected World
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:30pm • Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro
Talk by Joel Rosenthal
In the fourth talk in the series titled Engaging the World: Issues and Strategies, cosponsored by the Windham World Affairs Council, Joel H. Rosenthal will discuss the role of ethics in international engagement. Joel is president of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, an adjunct professor at New York University, and chairman of the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) program in New York City. During his tenure as president, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has developed its Ethics Studio, producing multimedia programs for television, radio, and web audiences worldwide. The Council has also established its Global Ethics Network of Fellows located in two dozen countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East. The Council’s flagship publication, Ethics & International Affairs journal, is published by Cambridge University Press, and its articles have appeared in hundreds of university syllabi in 28 countries. As a scholar and teacher, Joel has focused on ethics in US foreign policy, with special emphasis on issues of war and peace, human rights, and pluralism. His first book Righteous Realists (1991) is a study of Hans Morgenthau, George Kennan, and Reinhold Niebuhr, among other American realists. His edited volume Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader (Georgetown University Press) is a compilation of essays from major figures in the field and is widely used in college and university courses. Joel received his Ph.D. from Yale University and B.A. from Harvard University. Join him and audience members at 7:00 for coffee, tea, and snacks, followed by his talk at 7:30.