Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
In the University of Pennsylvania
's "2019 Global Go To Think Tanks Report", Carnegie was ranked the #1 top think tank in the world.
In the 2015 Global Go To Think Tanks Report
, Carnegie was ranked the third most influential think tank in the world, after the Brookings Institution
and Chatham House
It was ranked as the top Independent Think Tank in 2018.
, like other leading internationalists
of his day, believed that war could be eliminated by stronger international laws and organizations. "I am drawn more to this cause than to any," he wrote in 1907. Carnegie's single largest commitment in this field was his creation of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
On his seventy-fifth birthday, November 25, 1910, Andrew Carnegie announced the establishment of the Endowment with a gift of $10 million worth of first mortgage bonds, paying a 5% rate of interest.
The interest income generated from these bonds was to be used to fund a new think tank
dedicated to advancing the cause of world peace. In his deed of gift, presented in Washington on December 14, 1910, Carnegie charged trustees to use the fund to "hasten the abolition of international war, the foulest blot upon our civilization", and he gave his trustees "the widest discretion as to the measures and policy they shall from time to time adopt" in carrying out the purpose of the fund.
The first fifty years: 1910–1960
Carnegie is often remembered for having built Carnegie libraries
, which were a major recipient of his largesse. The libraries were usually funded not by the Endowment but by other Carnegie trusts, operating mainly in the English-speaking world. However, after World War I the Endowment built libraries in Belgium, France
and Serbia in three cities which had been badly damaged in the war. In addition, in 1918, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) began to support a library special collection called the International Mind Alcove program which aimed to change people's global perspective, fostering an 'international mind' in America as well as in other countries.
The foundational idea behind the program was that internationalism would replace nationalism and people would be more inclined toward peace once they had a greater understanding of different cultures. This program was established in 1918 after World War I and by 1924 had grown significantly, “with eighty-one collections in the US and twenty-two in other countries”.
After the US entered World War II, the International Mind Alcove collections were “repackaged” to support the state, although the collection didn’t change.
After World War II, the United Nations began promoting the idea of internationalism, eventually leading the CEIP to end the International Mind Alcove program.
Early in the 1950s, the CEIP came under scrutiny by the US Congress for subversive activities during the anti-communist atmosphere at that time. Mainly, the Alcove project and the books that were disseminated under this international program were the focus of the investigation. The books were reviewed by a political science professor, who concluded that the books did not “promote the national interest”.
At that point it was irrelevant since the program was being eliminated, but the findings supported the charge of subversion, stating the idea of internationalism contributes to the “degradation of American ‘nationalism’”. By 1958 the CEIP had ended funding for the program, ending its mission, completely unrelated to the Congressional investigation.
In November 1944, the Carnegie Endowment published Raphael Lemkin
's Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation—Analysis of Government—Proposals for Redress
. The work was the first to bring the word genocide
into the global lexicon.
In April 1945, James T. Shotwell
, director of the Carnegie Endowment's Division of Economics and History, served as chairman of the semiofficial consultants to the U.S. delegation at the San Francisco conference to draw up the United Nations Charter
As chairman, Shotwell pushed for an amendment to establish a permanent United Nations Commission on Human Rights
, which exists to this day.
In December 1945, Butler stepped down after twenty years as president and chairman of the board of trustees. Butler was the last living member of the original board selected by Andrew Carnegie in 1910. John Foster Dulles
was elected to succeed Butler as chairman of the Board of Trustees, where he served until fellow board member Dwight D. Eisenhower
was elected president of the U.S. in 1952 and appointed Dulles Secretary of State.
In 1949, the Washington branch was shuttered.
In 1950, the Endowment board of trustees appointed Joseph E. Johnson
, a historian and former State Department official, to take the helm.
The Cold War years: 1960–1990
In 1963, the Carnegie Endowment reconstituted its International Law Program in order to address several emerging international issues: the increase in significance and impact of international organizations; the technological revolution that facilitated the production of new military weaponry; the spread of Communism; the surge in newly independent states; and the challenges of new forms of economic activity, including global corporations and intergovernmental associations. The program resulted in the New York-based Study Group on the United Nations and the International Organization Study Group at the European Centre in Geneva
In 1970, Thomas L. Hughes
became the sixth president of the Carnegie Endowment. Hughes moved the Endowment's headquarters from New York to Washington, D.C., and closed the Endowment's European Centre in Geneva.
The Carnegie Endowment acquired full ownership of Foreign Policy
magazine in the spring of 1978. The Endowment published Foreign Policy
for 30 years, moving it from a quarterly academic journal to a bi-monthly glossy covering the nexus of globalization
and international policy. The magazine was sold to The Washington Post
Citing the growing danger of a nuclear arms race
, Thomas L. Hughes
formed an eighteen-member Task Force on Non-Proliferation and South Asian Security to propose methods for reducing the growing nuclear tensions on the subcontinent.
In 1989, two former Carnegie associates, Barry Blechman and Michael Krepon, founded the Henry L. Stimson Center
After the Cold War: 1990–2000
In 1991, Morton Abramowitz
was named the seventh president of the Endowment. Abramowitz, previously a State Department official, focused the Endowment's attention on Russia in the post-Soviet era.
In this spirit, the Carnegie Endowment opened the Carnegie Moscow Center in 1994 as a home of Russian scholar-commentators.
joined the Carnegie Endowment as its eighth president in May 1997. Under her leadership, Carnegie's goal was to become the first multinational/global think tank.
In 2000, Jessica Mathews
announced the creation of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) headed by Demetrios Papademetriou
which became the first stand-alone think tank concerned with international migration.
The Global Think Tank: 2000–present
As first laid out with the Global Vision
in 2007, the Carnegie Endowment aspired to be the first global think tank. Jessica Mathews
said that her aim was to make Carnegie the place that brings what the world thinks into thinking about U.S. policy and to communicate that thinking to a global audience.
During Mathews' tenure as president, the Carnegie Endowment launched the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut
(2006), Carnegie Europe in Brussels
(2007), and the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center at the Tsinghua University
(2010). Additionally, in partnership with the al-Farabi Kazakh National University
, Carnegie established the Al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia in Kazakhstan
in late 2011.
In February 2015, Jessica T. Mathews stepped down as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after 18 years. William J. Burns
, former U.S. deputy secretary of state, became Carnegie's ninth president.
In April 2016, the sixth international Center, Carnegie India, opened in New Delhi
Board of Trustees
- Penny Pritzker, Chairman of PSP Partners and Pritzker Realty Group, Former Secretary of Commerce
- Mohamed A. El-Erian, Vice Chairman and Chief Economic Adviser, Allianz SE
- Ayman Asfari, Group Chief Executive, Petrofac Limited
- Elizabeth F. Bagley, Former Special Representative for the U.S. Department Of State, Chairman of SBI/Cellular One
- Bill Bradley, Managing Director, Allen & Company
- David Burke, Co-Founder, CEO and Managing Director, Makena Capital Management
- William J. Burns, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Steven A. Denning, Chairman, General Atlantic
- Harvey V. Fineberg, President, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
- Jane D. Hartley, Former U.S. Ambassador to France and Communications Executive
- Patricia House, Vice Chairman of the Board, C3 IoT
- Maha Ibrahim, General Partners, Canaan Partners
- Walter B. Kielholz, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Swiss Re Ltd.
- Scott D. Malkin, Chairman, Value Retail PLC
- Raymond J. McGuire, Global Head, Corporate & Investment Banking, Citi
- Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises
- Clarke Murphy, CEO, Russell Reynolds Associates
- Adebayo Ogunlesi, Chairman & Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners
- Kenneth E. Olivier, Past Chairman & CEO, Dodge & Cox Funds
- Jonathan Oppenheimer, Director, Oppenheimer Generations
- Catherine James Paglia, Director, Enterprise Asset Management
- Victoria Ransom, Former CEO, Wildfire & Director of Product, Google
- L. Rafael Reif, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- George Siguler, Founding Partner and Managing Director, Siguler Guff and Company
- Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Sir Ratan Tata Trust & Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust & Sir Dorabji Tata Trust & the Allied Trusts
- Aso O. Tavitian, Former CEO, Syncsort, Inc.
- Daniel Vasella, Honorary Chairman, Novartis International AG
- Wang Chaoyong, Founding Chairman and CEO, ChinaEquity Group
- Rohan S. Weerasinghe, General Counsel, Citigroup Inc.
- Yichen Zhang, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited
- Robert Zoellick, Chairman, AllianceBernstein
Carnegie Global Centers
Carnegie Endowment Headquarters in Washington, DC
The Carnegie Endowment office in Washington, D.C.
, is home to nine programs: the Asia program; Democracy, Conflict, and Governance program; Europe program; Geoeconomics and Strategy program; Middle East program; Nuclear Policy program; Russia and Eurasia program; South Asia program; and Technology and International Affairs program.
Carnegie Moscow Center
In 1993, the Endowment launched the Carnegie Moscow Center
, with the belief that "in today's world a think tank whose mission is to contribute to global security, stability, and prosperity requires a permanent presence and a multinational outlook at the core of its operations."
The Center's stated goals are to embody and promote the concepts of disinterested social science research and the dissemination of its results in post-Soviet Russia and Eurasia; to provide a free and open forum for the discussion and debate of critical national, regional and global issues; and to further cooperation and strengthen relations between Russia and the United States by explaining the interests, objectives and policies of each.
From 2006 until December 2008, the Center was led by current United States Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance, and ImplementationRose Gottemoeller
. The Center is currently headed by Dmitri Trenin
, its first Russian director.
Carnegie Middle East Center
The Carnegie Middle East Center
was established in Beirut, Lebanon in November 2006. The Center aims to better inform the process of political change in the Arab Middle East and deepen understanding of the complex economic and security issues that affect it. As of 2016, the current director of the Center is Maha Yahya.
Founded in 2007 by Fabrice Pothier
, Carnegie Europe is the European centre of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. From its newly expanded presence in Brussels, Carnegie Europe combines the work of its research platform with the fresh perspectives of Carnegie's centres in Washington, Moscow, Beijing, and Beirut, bringing a unique global vision to the European policy community. Through publications, articles, seminars, and private consultations, Carnegie Europe aims to foster new thinking on the daunting international challenges shaping Europe's role in the world.
Carnegie Europe is currently directed by Rosa Balfour.
Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
In April 2016, Carnegie India opened in New Delhi
. The Center's focuses include the political economy of reform in India, foreign and security policy, and the role of innovation and technology in India's internal transformation and international relations.
The current director of the Center is Rudra Chaudhuri.
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