- P5 + 1 + Iran: Report on Results from Geneva | 04/02/15 (with live webcast)
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Ambassador Mousavian will report on the outcome and consequences of the latest round of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program that concluded on March 31, 2015. (U.S. Global Engagement)
- The Paradox of Liberation | 04/07/15 (with live webcast)
Many of the successful campaigns for national liberation in the years following World War II were initially based on democratic and secular ideals. Once established, however, the newly independent nations had to deal with entirely unexpected religious fierceness. This trend is clearly evident in India, Israel, and Algeria, three nations whose founding principles have been sharply attacked by three different groups of religious revivalists: Hindu militants, ultra-Orthodox Jews and messianic Zionists, and Islamic radicals, respectively. Why have these states and others been unable to reproduce their political culture beyond one or two generations? (Public Affairs Program)
- The Crisis of Europe's Muslims | 04/13/15 (with live webcast)
"Al-Qaeda wants to mentally colonize French Muslims, but faces a wall of disinterest. But if it can get non-Muslim French to be beastly to ethnic Muslims on the grounds that they are Muslims, it can start creating a common political identity around grievance against discrimination." So wrote Professor Juan Cole, an expert on Islamic and Western relations, in a recent article. He will discuss effective methods to thwart al-Qaeda's manipulative tactics. (U.S. Global Engagement Program)
- Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World | 04/22/15 (with live webcast)
PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME: 6:00PM.
Although current events indicate otherwise, revolutions don't have to be violent. How can you master the art of compromise to bring together even the most disparate groups? What are some ways you can make oppression backfire by playing your opponents' strongest card against them? How can you use humor to make yourself heard? (Public Affairs Program)
- Defending our Borders vs. Defending our Liberties: ACLU's Anthony D. Romero | 04/23/15 (with live webcast)
Anthony D. Romero has been the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) during a period when American civil liberties have been threatened as they have not been since the early days of the Cold War. Under his leadership, the ACLU has taken a lead role in challenging the Patriot Act and the NSA's surveillance program. Romero will talk about the balance that must be struck between defending our borders and defending our liberties.
- Conference on Democracy and Values | 04/25/15
THIS EVENT IS IN ATHENS, GREECE
This international conference is co-hosted by Carnegie Council and Global Thinkers Forum. A select delegation of high-profile scholars and ethical visionaries, including senior Carnegie Council staff, will participate in an intensive, multi-phased dialogue with Greek academics, public officials, business leaders, activists, students, and citizens. They will pursue ethical questions that lie at the heart of the Greek tradition of democracy and develop a new understanding of global citizenship that transcends national borders.
- The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe | 04/28/15 (with live webcast)
PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME: 6:00PM.
Research on human beings saves countless lives, but has at times harmed the participants. Although in 1974, the U.S. government established Institutional Review Boards to oversee research on humans, ethics violations persist. To what extent should government regulate science and how? (Public Affairs Program)
- HDCA Conference: Capabilities on the Move: Mobility and Aspirations | 09/10/15
This conference will take place in Washington, D.C.
The 2015 Human Development & Capability Association Program Committee cordially invites scholars, government policy makers, practitioners and other interested parties from all over the world to participate in this conference.