- Nigeria and the Horror of Boko Haram | 03/03/15 (with live webcast)
When it comes to Islamic extremist groups, ISIS, the Taliban, and al-Qaeda are the main focus of the Western media and the U.S. State Department. But Boko Haram, it can be argued, is just as big a threat to global stability as it continues to terrorize a large swath of Nigeria, Africa's richest and most populous state. Why has the American media and military seemingly ignored this brutal war? Why does Boko Haram act with impunity in Northern Nigeria? (Public Affairs Program)
- Womenomics: Can Women Save the Japanese Economy? | 03/16/15
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT ASIA SOCIETY
Expanding opportunities for women to join Japan's workforce is a centerpiece of the "Abenomics" economic revival strategy proposed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In fact, it has its own name: "Womenomics." Can Japan unleash the economic power of women to revitalize its economy? How large might the "Womenomics" dividend be?
- The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East | 03/18/15 (with live webcast)
With 32 million Kurds in "Kurdistan," which includes parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, the Kurds are the largest stateless people in the world. And with chemical weapon attacks from Saddam Hussein in 1988 as the most glaring example, they have faced prosecution and repression in each of these states. In recent years, though, the Kurds have evolved from a victimized people into a coherent political community. What is the cause of this transformation? In the face of Islamic extremism, how do the Kurds help to advance U.S. strategic and security interests in the region? (Public Affairs Program)
- The Eleventh Hour: The Legacy and the Lessons of World War I | 03/19/15
One hundred years after the First World War, boundaries established after the armistice at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" still shape many of today's conflicts. From ISIS's invasion of Mosul to Boko Haram's kidnapping of schoolgirls, GlobalPost co-founder Charles Sennott journeys from Iraq to Nigeria to the Balkans to Northern Ireland and the Holy Land to see how WWI's history lives on and the lessons learned--and far too often not learned. (Public Affairs Program)
- American Energy Challenges and Global Leadership in the Years Ahead | 03/31/15
Dramatic changes in the global energy system pose hard choices for U.S. interests and values. What are the leadership responsibilities of the United States in the changing energy market? How extensively can the United States involve itself in policy initiatives to promote market stability? What are the ethical challenges of U.S. action (or inaction)? (American Leadership Series)
- Conference on Democracy and Values | 04/24/15
THIS EVENT IS IN ATHENS, GREECE
This international conference is in partnership with Global Thinkers Forum, London. A select delegation of high-profile scholars and ethical visionaries, led by Carnegie Council Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff and the Council's Global Ethics Fellows, will participle in an intensive, multi-phased dialogue with 100+ 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.