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  • Ukraine and U.S.-Russia Relations | 04/21/14 (with live webcast) Thomas E. Graham In the context of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, one of the most serious long-term questions is that of the impact on U.S.-Russia relations and cooperation on a host of issues--including arms control, international terrorism, the Middle East, and Iran. Thomas E. Graham is managing director of Kissinger Associates, Inc., formerly special assistant to President George W. Bush and senior director for Russia on the National Security Council. He will discuss prospects for, and challenges to, this critical bilateral relationship. (U.S. Global Engagement Program)
  • Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff, Digital Media Expert, Graphic Novelist and Documentarian | 04/24/14 (with live webcast) Douglas Rushkoff Douglas Rushkoff is the Carl Sagan of the digital cosmos--the lucid, deeply human navigator of the bewildering universe in which we now live. In an astonishing flood of books, articles, television shows, and lectures, he has charted the way digital technology changes the way we perceive time, space, others, ourselves. His most recent book, "Present Shock", explores the obsession with the now which undermines our powers of reflection. Marshall McLuhan famously said that we shape our media, and then they shape us; Rushkoff will talk about this ineluctable fact, and about how we can continue to shape our own lives. (Ethics Matter Series)
  • Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground | 04/29/14 (with live webcast) Emily Parker Authoritarian governments try to isolate individuals from one another, but in the age of social media this is impossible to do. Online, people discover that they are not alone. As one blogger put it, "Now I know who my comrades are." How has the Internet empowered these individuals? How have leaders and lesser-known bloggers used technology in China, Cuba, and Russia to fight injustice? (Public Affairs Programs)
  • Leveraging Global Networks: Best Practices | 04/30/14
    BY INVITATION ONLY
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, in collaboration with the Melton Foundation, will host a luncheon workshop aimed at sharing the practices and pitfalls of expanding professional networks. The discussion seeks to connect people with a demonstrated experience in managing global networks.
  • The Invisible Casualties Of America's Longest Wars | 05/01/14 (with live webcast) Molly O'Toole From veteran suicide to military sexual assault, today's 1.4 million active-duty military members and nearly 22 million veterans have suffered unprecedented, invisible casualties. As two of the longest conflicts in U.S. history draw to a close, both the American government and public are woefully unprepared for the invisible war that is coming home. (Carnegie New Leaders)
  • The Rise of the New Far Right in Europe and Implications for European Parliament Elections | 05/06/14 (with live webcast) David Art, Virág Molnár, Cas Mudde The sense of victimization from the Eurozone crisis, and the so-called "democratic deficit" across the continent has found articulation in the rise of far-right movements. These are in evidence from the democracies of Western Europe to neo-fascist groups in Hungary and Greece. What are the prospects for late May's European Parliament elections? (U.S. Global Engagement Program)
  • Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the Front Lines | 05/08/14 (with live webcast) Jacob Weisberg, Joel Simon

    Every day, journalists around the world face incredible risks--from imprisonment and assassination to simply just "disappearing"--all for the ethical practice of their profession. Caught between wars and uprisings, corrupt police and drug cartels, journalists find themselves in some of the most dangerous situations imaginable. Now, in the aftermath of the Snowden leaks, an increasing number of oppressive censorship laws have been enacted in many countries that pose a unique threat to journalism in the digital age. What damaging effects to press freedom have been caused by U.S. mass surveillance programs ? What strategies are needed to safeguard the free flow of information around the world? (Public Affairs Program)

  • Moral Imagination | 05/13/14 (with live webcast) David Bromwich Moral imagination allows us to judge the right and wrong of actions apart from any benefit to ourselves. It has led to the nonviolent resistance of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., and many more ethical developments. Is this ability an innate individual strength or a socially conditioned habit? (Public Affairs Program)
  • Age Of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China | 05/15/14 (with live webcast) Evan Osnos In today's China a great collision is taking place: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. Why does the Chinese government still restrain freedom of expression? Why do millions of young Chinese professionals consider themselves "angry youth," dedicated to resisting the West's influence? (Public Affairs Program)
  • Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Ezekiel J. Emanuel | 05/22/14 (with live webcast) Ezekiel J. Emanuel Ezekiel J. Emanuel is a knowledgeable, forthright, and morally engaged guide to the American health care system. A doctor, a bioethicist, a former advisor to the Obama administration, and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Emanuel has spent a generation writing, thinking, and advocating on health care reform. (Ethics Matter Series)
  • Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings | 05/28/14 (with live webcast) Frederic M. Wehrey From the invasion of Iraq to the Arab uprisings, the Shia-Sunni divide has dominated the Persian Gulf's political landscape. What are the roots of this divide? Focusing on Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, how have domestic political institutions, the media, and clerical establishments exacerbated sectarianism? What has been the effect of external regional events, like the Iraq War, the Syrian Civil War, and the 2006 Lebanon conflict? (Public Affairs Program)
  • How to Prevent Another Great Recession | 05/29/14 (with live webcast) Asli Ay In the run-up to the Great Recession, lawmakers and regulators confused correlation with causation and symptoms with the disease, and bent the reality to suit their political rhetoric, effectively planting the seeds of the next crisis. What we can learn from this experience that would allow us to improve our system of growth and opportunity called capitalism? (Carnegie New Leaders)
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