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Is the World Becoming More Peaceful?

Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

BY INVITATION ONLY. Please watch the live webcast.

CREDIT: Kate Ter Haar (CC)


"Human nature includes both inclinations toward violence and inclinations toward peace – what Lincoln called 'the better angels of our nature' – and historical changes have increasingly favored our better angels." – Steven Pinker, author, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Declined

"Peace, as a primary goal, is dangerous because it implies that you’ll sacrifice any principle for the sake of it." – Robert D. Kaplan, author, The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

This will be a vigorous discussion between two leading thinkers in global affairs as they take on the subject of world peace, a core interest of Carnegie Council.

Joel Rosenthal, president of Carnegie Council, will moderate.

This televised town hall event is part of Carnegie Council's Global Ethics Month. It is a joint effort of Ethics Matter and Carnegie New Leaders. A networking reception will follow the taping.

RSVP is required and seating is limited. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, September 26, 2012. Due to the studio recording, latecomers may not be admitted. Suggested Donation: $10.

Speakers: Robert D. Kaplan, Steven Pinker


Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Merrill House
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478

(212) 838-4120
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