Joel H. Rosenthal

Joel H. Rosenthal is President of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. The Council is one of Andrew Carnegie’s original peace endowments. It was founded in 1914 to promote the principles of pluralism and peace.

Under Dr. Rosenthal’s direction, the Council sponsors educational programs for worldwide audiences. The Council’s lectures, publications, and educational programs focus on issues relating to ethics and war, the global economy, and cultural difference.

Dr. Rosenthal is editor-in-chief of the journal Ethics & International Affairs and the author of Righteous Realists. He has co-edited several collections of articles and written numerous articles of his own including “Ethics” in Bruce W. Jentleson, et. al. Encyclopedia of US Foreign Relations. His work in progress includes; “How Moral Can We Get? Essays on the Moral Nation.”

Dr. Rosenthal received his Ph.D. from Yale University and B.A. from Harvard University. Among his professional activities, he serves as Senior Fellow, Stockdale Center, U.S. Naval Academy; Adjunct Professor, New York University; Chairman of the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York City; Committee Member for the journal Review of Ethics and International Affairs, Shanghai International Studies University; and Honorary Professor in History, University of Copenhagen.