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Joel H. Rosenthal

Joel H. Rosenthal is president of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is also 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, Carnegie Council has developed its Ethics Studio producing multimedia programs for television, radio, and internet 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.

As a scholar and teacher, Dr. Rosenthal focuses 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.

Articles by Joel H. Rosenthal

Obama at Hiroshima

The U.S. president's visit to the atomic bombing memorial caps his foreign policy agenda.

May 15, 2016