President of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Joel H. Rosenthal, is president of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is also adjunct professor at the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) program in New York City. During his tenure as president, the Council has developed its Carnegie Ethics Studio, producing multimedia programs for television, radio, and web audiences worldwide. The Council also established its Global Ethics Network of fellows located in two dozen countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East. As a scholar and teacher, Rosenthal has focused on ethics in U.S. 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; 3rd edition, co-edited by Christian Barry), is a compilation of essays from major figures in the field and is widely used in college and university courses. In 2016, Rosenthal was appointed Dorsett Fellow at Dartmouth College. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and B.A. from Harvard University. In addition to his ongoing teaching duties, he lectures frequently at universities and public venues across the United States and around the world.