Saturday, 29 June 2013

A Century after World War I, Is World Peace Any Closer? Special Carnegie Council Roundtable on International Peace, Free Online

"This is an adventure such as has never been tried before," announced Andrew Carnegie in February 1914 when he launched the organization now known as Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Carnegie expected the group, originally called the Church Peace Union, to do nothing less than help abolish war forever--"as it certainly will be someday"--and then give its funds to the poor.
A hundred years after "the war to end all wars" are we any closer to world peace?  Is such a thing even possible?  As part of its Centennial activities, Carnegie Council's journal, "Ethics & International Affairs," presents a special roundtable, "Reflections on International Peace," with contributions from five distinguished scholars. 

These journal articles are all free online until July 31, and we encourage you to post comments.    

International Peace: One Hundred Years On
David C. Hendrickson, Colorado College
Peace as a Transnational Theme
Akira Iriye, Harvard University
Concepts of Peace: From 1913 to the Present
Nigel Young, Editor-in-chief, Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace
Viewing Peace Through Gender Lenses
Laura Sjoberg, University of Florida
Be sure to check out these other Centennial materials in "Ethics and International Affairs."
Symposium: In Search of a Global Ethic (Spring 2012 Issue, with lead article by Centennial Chair Dr. Michael Ignatieff)

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an educational, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces lectures, publications, and multimedia materials on the ethical challenges of living in a globalized world.

SOURCE Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

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