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  • How to Prevent Another Great Recession | 09/18/14 (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 can we learn from this experience that would allow us to improve our system of growth and opportunity called capitalism? (Carnegie New Leaders)
  • Foreign Fighters in Syria | 09/23/14 (with live webcast) Richard Barrett The conflict in Syria is now about much more than Bashar al-Assad. As the ISIS offensive in Northern Iraq and the refugee crises in Lebanon and Jordan have shown, it has spilled over Syria's porous borders. How should the West respond? And why does Islamic extremism attract so many? (Public Affairs Program)
  • A Conversation with Lieutenant-General Roméo A. Dallaire | 09/23/14 (with live webcast) Roméo A. Dallaire SOLD OUT. Please watch the live webcast.
    Roméo A. Dallaire, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda during the genocide in 1994, played a heroic role trying to save lives in the face of overwhelming odds. Since that time, he has become a voice of conscience on the doctrine known as "the responsibility to protect" and an advocate for ending the use of child soldiers. He will speak on the imperative to act in the face of atrocities and the instruments available to limit their impact on innocent civilians. (Ethics Matter Series)
  • Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention | 10/01/14 (with live webcast) Séverine Autesserre Why do international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential? Based on several years of research in conflict zones around the world, Barnard professor Séverine Autesserre will demonstrate how everyday elements strongly influence peacebuilding effectiveness. What are some innovative ways to better help host populations and build a sustainable peace? (Carnegie New Leaders)
  • Elite Perceptions of the United States in Europe and Asia | 10/07/14 (with live webcast) Xenia Wickett A new report finds that political and business leaders in Asia value U.S. hard power while Europeans focus on American values. Both, though, view U.S. business more positively than the government. What do these attitudes mean for policymakers and civil society? (U.S. Global Engagement Program)
  • Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy | 10/10/14 (with live webcast) Francis Fukuyama Taking up the essential question of how societies develop strong, impersonal, and accountable political institutions, Francis Fukuyama follows the story from the French Revolution to the so-called Arab Spring and the deep dysfunctions of contemporary American politics. Why have some regions developed more quickly than others? What is the future of democracy in the face of a rising global middle class and entrenched political paralysis in the West? (Public Affairs Program)
  • Fourth Annual Global Ethics Fellows Conference | 10/15/14 Michael Ignatieff, Peter Singer Carnegie Council hosts its Global Ethics Fellows and Ethics Fellows for the Future for a three-day series of workshops and panel discussions, punctuated by a day-long conference at The City College of New York. Fellows and students will continue exploring our six Centennial themes and their implications for the future.
  • Michael Ignatieff in Conversation with Paul Holdengräber | 10/15/14 Paul Holdengräber, Michael Ignatieff As part of Carnegie Council's Centennial project, "Ethics for a Connected World," Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff explores the complicated ethical landscape of press, politics, and public policy with the New York Public Library's Paul Holdengräber.
  • Global Ethics Day | 10/16/14
    As part of its Centennial activities, Carnegie Council is inaugurating a worldwide Global Ethics Day on October 16. We would like to encourage academic institutions around the world, including in our network, to use this day to hold their own events, lectures, or other educational activity to explore a "global ethic" as well. (Global Ethics Network)
  • Fourth Annual Global Ethics Fellows Conference, with The City College of New York | 10/16/14 Peter Singer Carnegie Council is delighted to partner with The City College of New York (CCNY) to host its Fourth Annual Global Ethics Fellows Conference. Held at CCNY's campus in Upper Manhattan, the conference will include six roundtables with our Global Ethics Fellows on the Council's Centennial themes, each chaired by a CCNY professor.
  • The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned--and Have Still to Learn--From the Financial Crisis | 10/20/14 (with live webcast) Martin Wolf Why did the 2008 financial crisis occur? What forces created our fragile economy? What did this recent crisis teach us about modern economies and economics? And in the end, what reforms are needed so that we do not repeat our past mistakes? (Public Affairs Program)
  • If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities | 10/22/14 (with live webcast) Benjamin R. Barber In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time, the nations of the world seem paralyzed. Is the nation-state, once democracy's best hope, now democratically dysfunctional? Obsolete? The answer is yes, says Benjamin R. Barber. Can cities and the mayors who run them do a better job? (Public Affairs Program)
  • A Conversation with Will Kymlicka on the Challenges of Multiculturalism | 10/29/14 (with live webcast) Will Kymlicka With multicultural citizenship a fact of the 21st century, what are the limits of tolerance in a democratic society? How can we create shared assumptions and national identities necessary for inclusive democracies while also respecting increasingly diverse culture, religious, and sexual identities? (Ethics Matter Series)
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