Founded in 1910, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States. Today, Carnegie comprises a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, India, the Middle East and the United States. Our mission is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision-makers in government, business and civil society. Working together, our centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple national viewpoints to bilateral, regional and global issues.
The Nuclear Policy Program seeks to reduce the likelihood of nuclear war by undertaking cutting-edge analysis of critical risks and promoting innovative solutions through engagement with government officials and policy leaders around the globe. Drawing on technical, policy and regional expertise from across the Carnegie centers and a global network of diverse contacts, the program publishes in-depth research, convenes public and private dialogues, and holds the biennial Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference. The Technology and International Affairs Program develops strategies to maximize the positive potential of emerging technologies while reducing risk of large-scale misuse or harm. With Carnegie’s global centers and an office in Silicon Valley, the program collaborates with technologists, corporate leaders, government officials, and scholars globally to understand and prepare for the implications of advances in cyberspace, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence.
The day-to-day work at Carnegie involves a combination of research and analysis with engagement of the governmental and nongovernmental expert communities in Washington and abroad. Carnegie experts undertake major, long-term projects on critical challenges confronting the international community; they seek to translate this work into policy influence by convening public and private discussions at Carnegie and in capitals around the world, through dissemination of ideas in print and digital media, and through targeted engagement of policymakers.
Carnegie integrates Scoville Fellows into ongoing activities, such that they would have an opportunity to experience the field from the perspective of a senior researcher, and mentors them in the pursuit of their own research interests. Broadly speaking, the duties of prospective fellows traverse a range of activities, from gathering and analyzing data from a variety of sources to assisting with organizing of policy dialogues. Carnegie pairs fellows with one or more of the senior scholars working on issues of mutual interest, meeting at a frequency dictated by ongoing activities and the needs of the fellow, on average of once a week. They would be expected to participate in the weekly research group meetings and, periodically, to present their own research for feedback from the team. To maximize their understanding of the Washington policy milieu and the role of think tanks within it, Carnegie expects Scoville Fellows to attend occasional outside events in their areas of interest.