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  • A Conversation with Will Kymlicka on the Challenges of Multiculturalism | 10/29/14 (with live webcast) Will Kymlicka Are there multi-ethnic societies that are successful models of tolerance and pluralism? What is the Canadian model, and how does it differ from that of the United States? Best known for his work on multiculturalism and animal ethics, Canadian political philosopher Will Kymlicka will discuss these issues and more, including his controversial views on animal rights. (Ethics Matter Series)
  • A Conversation with David Keyes on Advancing Human Rights | 11/03/14 (with live webcast) David Keyes With a focus on empowering dissidents and providing them with the tools to succeed, David Keyes is exploring new strategies in the fight for human rights for those living under authoritarian regimes. How can social media be used to promote a more pluralistic world? How important is outside pressure? (Ethics Matter Series)
  • A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff | 11/06/14 (with live webcast) Martin E. Dempsey PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS STARTS AT 9:30 AM
    At a time when America thought it would be winding down its wars, the military is now fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria, various militant groups in Yemen and Somalia, and Ebola in West Africa. At the center of it all is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey. What role does ethics have within the world's largest military? (Public Affairs Program)
  • Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East | 11/12/14 (with live webcast) Gerard Russell Despite its reputation for religious intolerance, the Middle East has long sheltered many distinctive faiths. How are the Mandaeans and Yazidis of Iraq, the Zoroastrians of Iran, and the Copts of Egypt hanging on to their ancient traditions? What does the rise of militant Islamic sects and the lure of the West mean for these faiths' survival? (Public Affairs Program)
  • Citizenship, Identity, and Conflict in South Asia's Borderlands | 11/13/14 (with live webcast) Suchitra Vijayan Suchitra Vijayan is working on a 9,000-mile journey through South Asia, which has taken her to Afghanistan and Pakistan, the disputed territory of Kashmir, and India's borders with Burma and China. What can this project tell us about the effects of borders on human lives and events? (Carnegie New Leaders)
  • Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy | 11/20/14 (with live webcast) Christopher Hill What effect does bureaucratic warfare in Washington have on diplomacy? What did America get wrong in its wars of choice? From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, former American diplomat Christopher Hill gives an inside look at the life of an ambassador. (Public Affairs Program)
  • From "Indispensable Nation" to "Realism-Based Restraint": Reconsidering U.S. Engagement with the World | 11/20/14 (with live webcast) Chas W. Freeman, Jr. An informed and perceptive critic of foreign policy, Ambassador Freeman will discuss core questions facing the United States. How effective is our current engagement in key areas of the world? What are our core interests and how are we pursuing them? Is "realism-based restraint" a sensible policy option, in general? (U.S. Global Engagement Program)
  • Strategies for Countering Violent Extremists | 11/24/14 (with live webcast) Jean-Paul Laborde The world remains focused on ISIS' brutal campaign in Iraq and Syria, but in Nigeria, Boko Haram has been imposing their terrifying form of Islam in much the same way. What is the role of the UN in countering terrorism? What can civil society, religious authorities, and other non-governmental actors do to prevent the spread of terrorism? (Public Affairs Program)
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