Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1910. As Dr Inderjeet Parmar notes writing in 2000:

"The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) is one of the oldest foreign policy discussion and coordinating organizations in the United States. Formed in 1910, it has throughout its history been closely connected with the State Department, successive presidents, numerous private foreign affairs groups and the leaders of the main political parties. Although the Council on Foreign Relations is more generally acknowledged to have been at the heart of ‘the American [foreign policy] establishment’, Carnegie was also a highly significant organization in the critical period between 1939 and 1945.1 Indeed, it has enjoyed a thoroughly respectable status within the American élite for 90 years. Yet it remains an organization that has received little scholarly attention." (Parmar, 2000, p.35)

Nicholas Murray Butler's "association with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was a fruitful one of thirty-five years. Influential in persuading Andrew Carnegie to establish the Endowment in 1910 with a gift of $ 10,000,000, he served as head of the Endowment's section on international education and communication, founded the European branch of the Endowment, with headquarters in Paris, and held the presidency of the parent Endowment from 1925 to 1945." [1]

The current president is Jessica T. Matthews.


The CEIP is "dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States ... Through research, publishing, convening, and on occasion, creating new institutions and international networks, Endowment associates shape fresh policy approaches. Their interests span geographic regions and the relations among governments, business, international organizations and civil society, focusing on the economic, political, and technological forces driving global change."[1]

"Through its Carnegie Moscow Center, the Endowment helps develop a tradition of public policy analysis in the states of the former Soviet Union and improve relations between Russia and the United States."[2]

The Endowment was the publisher of Foreign Policy, "one of the world's leading magazines of international politics and economics which reaches readers in more than 120 countries and several languages,"[3] until selling it to the Washington Post Company in September 2008.[2]

Theories of the Endowment's involvement in the instigation of World War I stem from a 1982 interview of Norman Dodd, former staff director of the Congressional Special Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations (1954), conducted by conservative political commentator, G. Edward Griffin. Dodd maintained that in the year 1908: "the trustees ... raised a specific question, which they discussed throughout the balance of the year.... Is there any means known more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people? And they conclude that, no more effective means to that end is known to humanity, than war. So then, in 1909, they raise the second question, and discuss it, namely, how do we involve the United States in a war?." [4]

Board of Trustees


Omayma Abdel-Latif – Projects Coordinator (Middle East Center) Sufyan Alissa – Associate (Middle East Center) Nathan Brown – Senior Associate
Thomas Carothers – Vice President for Studies-International Politics and Governance Christine Chen – Senior Editor, Foreign Policy Deepti Choubey – Deputy Director, Nonproliferation Program
James Collins – Senior Associate and Director, Russian and Eurasian Program; Diplomat in Residence William Dobson – Managing Editor, Foreign Policy Michele Dunne – Senior Associate & Editor, Arab Reform Bulletin
Mei Ying Gechlik (Veron Hung) – Non-Resident Associate Pierre Goldschmidt – Visiting Scholar Rose Gottemoeller – Moscow Center Director
Frederic Grare – Visiting Scholar Amr Hamzawy – Senior Associate John Judis – Visiting Scholar
Robert Kagan – Senior Associate Sherman Katz – Senior Associate Albert Keidel – Senior Associate
Josh Kurlantzick – Visiting Scholar, China Program Masha Lipman – Editor, Pro et Contra – (Moscow Office) Jessica Tuchman Mathews – President
Michael A. McFaul – Senior Associate Mark Medish – Vice President for Studies-Russia, China, and Eurasia Branko Milanovic – Adjunct Scholar
Vladimir Milov – Visiting Scholar Moisés Naím – Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy Martha Brill Olcott – Senior Associate
Marina S. Ottaway – Director, Middle East Program Minxin Pei – Senior Associate and Director, China Program George Perkovich – Vice President for Studies-Global Security and Economic Development
Sandra Polaski – Senior Associate and Director, Trade, Equity and Development Project David Rothkopf – Visiting Scholar Amal Saad-Ghorayeb – Visiting Scholar
Karim Sadjadpour – Associate Paul Salem – Director, Carnegie Middle East Center J. Peter Scoblic – Visiting Scholar
Lilia Shevtsova – Senior Associate – (Moscow Office) Sharon Squassoni – Senior Associate Michael Swaine – Senior Associate
Ashley J. Tellis – Senior Associate Dmitri Trenin – Senior Associate  
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Contact information

1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20036

Tel: 202-483-7600
Fax: 202-483-1840



  1. Nicholas Murray Butler, Nobel Peace Prize, accessed February 9, 2008.
  2. "Post Co. Buys Foreign Policy Magazine," The Washington Post, September 30, 2008.

External links

  • Inderjeet Parmar, "Engineering consent: the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the mobilization of American public opinion 1939–1945", Review of International Studies (2000), 26, pp. 35–48.