The Greatest Threat
As world leaders gather for the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., this feature examines the threat of nuclear terrorism and what can be done to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.
Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy
Carnegie Corporation of New York welcomed leadership from more than 20 Carnegie institutions, along with Carnegie family members, to New York for a week of special events culminating in the awarding of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. This award, created at the centennial observance of Mr. Carnegie’s official career as a philanthropist, is given annually to individuals who, like Andrew Carnegie, have dedicated their private wealth to the public good and who have impressive careers as philanthropists.
America's Story: An Immigrant Story
The United States, throughout its history, has benefited greatly from the arrival of new people who bring with them fresh energy, ideas, and ambition. But immigration also brings thorny questions and political quandaries: Who stays and who goes? Who qualifies to be a citizen and who decides? Earning citizenship takes years, and even when it is achieved, it is not the end of the story. Andrew Carnegie was resolute in his belief that American democracy thrives only when citizens participate actively and knowledgeably in civic and political life. Integrating and empowering new Americans is central to the mission of Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Corporation supports grantees who are encouraging citizenship and civic participation and working on strategic communications, effective policy solutions, and grassroots coalition building. Learn more about America's Story: An Immigrant Story.
The Opportunity Equation
Carnegie Corporation, together with the Institute for Advanced Study, organized the Commission on Mathematics and Science Education. In 2009, the commission issued its report, The Opportunity Equation: Transforming Mathematics and Science Education for Citizenship and the Global Economy. Today, that movement is retooling the education system to provide excellent math and science learning for all students, not just those fortunate enough to attend high-performing schools. The changes now underway will enable more students to enter STEM fields, and at the same time better prepare all students for college and a career. The hope is that making math and science learning central to education will strengthen the educational system overall. Learn more about The Opportunity Equation.
Andrew Carnegie: Pioneer. Visionary. Innovator.
Explore a multimedia narrative of Andrew Carnegie’s life including a timeline, historical photos, rare documents, audio and video recordings of Carnegie, reading materials, and other easy-to-share elements. Hear him read his famous Gospel of Wealth, embed the audio recording on your site, and download a copy of the book to your reader. View a timeline illustrating Carnegie’s business enterprises and see a chart comparing his fortune to Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffet’s. Read his meticulous, handwritten financial records or a copy of his prenuptial agreement with Louise Whitfield, who approved of her husband’s decision to give away the bulk of his wealth.
Andrew Carnegie Fellows
Continuing its longstanding investment in scholarly research, Carnegie Corporation of New York established the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program in 2015 to provide a major boost to the social sciences and humanities. Each year, the Corporation provides more than 30 of the country’s most creative thinkers with grants of up to $200,000 each to support research on challenges to democracy and international order. Learn more about the fellows and their work, and explore a timeline of the Corporation’s long history of supporting academic research.
The Big Picture: Assessing the Future of Higher Education
Carnegie Corporation of New York and TIME magazine co-host an annual summit on higher education. The 2013 gathering focused on the American university as a driver of research and education for the nation, as well as threats to the university’s continued excellence, and ideas for innovation and reinvention to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. To expand on the summit’s discussions, the Corporation created a special online companion to the Carnegie Reporter, whose Winter 2014 edition was devoted to articles, speeches, and essays by some of America’s top educators addressing aspects of higher education.
Every July 4th, Carnegie Corporation of New York salutes the legacy of immigrant Andrew Carnegie and the millions of immigrants who continue to make our nation vibrant. On our “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” website, we invite you to discover an inspiring group of naturalized citizens who have contributed to the strength of American democracy and the vitality of our national life — and tell us about a great immigrant you know.
The Manhattan Project
Created in partnership with the Atomic Heritage Foundation, Perspectives on Peace and Security: The Manhattan Project tells the dramatic story of the atomic bomb, from the discovery of natural radiation to the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Manhattan Project was one of the most significant and secretive undertakings of the 20th century, with clandestine operations scattered across the country — quite a few in New York City, where it employed as many as 5,000 workers. More than 70 years later, it remains a mysterious and compelling tale. On our site, you can explore an interactive map that uncovers the bomb’s hidden past, browse an illustrated timeline and brief history, and more.
Picture This! Great Teaching
American education today is full of dramatic changes, with increasing demands on teachers and students. Yet despite these daunting challenges, our country is rich in excellent teachers. Picture This! Great Teaching shines a light on the important, inspiring work they do. Through this photo-sharing website, Carnegie Corporation of New York and dozens of partner organizations celebrate talented teachers everywhere. Think about what great teaching looks like to you; if you know a great teacher or can picture inspired teaching in action, share your photos.
Rebuilding U.S.–Russia Relations
Responding to the growing rift between the United States and Russia, Carnegie Corporation of New York, long committed to improving U.S.–Russia relations, has invited experts to weigh in on the latest challenges in the relationship. Their views and perspectives, published on our special Rebuilding U.S.–Russia Relations website, are aimed at enriching understanding and findings pathways to rebuilding this critical relationship.