- Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Sebastian Junger | 03/12/14 (with live webcast)
SOLD OUT. Please watch the live webcast.
Sebastian Junger is one of the finest narrative journalists writing in English. His books include "The Perfect Storm," made into a film of the same name, and "WAR," an account of American soldiers under near-constant attack in a remote outpost in Afghanistan. (He directed "Restrepo," the film version of the book.) Junger writes about life and death; he is as much novelist as journalist. He will talk about war and warriors, about the choices people make in extreme situations, and about the choices he has made in his own life. (Ethics Matter Series)
- Is Values-Based Leadership Making a Difference? | 03/18/14
BY INVITATION ONLY
Over a period of time, the business of banking has become too aggressive, resulting in scandals and abuses. However, according to Antony Jenkins, the behavior that made those headlines is in the past. No longer focusing on the short term, nor disconnected from the needs of customers, clients, and society, how is Barclays addressing these challenges? What are its guidelines for the future? (Public Affairs Program)
- No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State | 03/26/14 (with live webcast)
During the 12 years of Hitler's Third Reich, very few Germans took the risk of actively opposing his tyranny and terror. The pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his close friend and brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi were two of the few who took a stand against the seemingly all-powerful regime. How did these men help victims of the Holocaust? How close did their anti-Hitler plots come to fruition? (Public Affairs Program)
- A Film Screening & Conversation with Luis Moreno-Ocampo: "Watchers of the Sky" | 03/28/14
THIS EVENT IS OFF THE RECORD.
"Watchers of the Sky" is an educational documentary film directed by Edet Belzberg on the origins of genocide and the function of law in controlling it, with a focus on the work of Raphael Lemkin, a Polish lawyer of Jewish descent. The film recently won the Special Jury Award and the Documentary Editing Award at Sundance Film Festival. Carnegie New Leader Eddie Mandhry will lead a discussion with former ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, one of the subjects of the film, after a screening of an abridged version of the movie. (Carnegie New Leaders)
- Conviction, Conflict, Community: A Conversation with George Rupp | 04/01/14 (with live webcast)
A leading educator, practitioner, and religious thinker, Dr. Rupp will discuss the challenges of responding to humanitarian crises in the world's most dangerous regions, and the search for sustainable ways to improve the lives of those whom such crises displace. (Centennial Event, Ethics Matter Series)
- The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE–1492) | 04/03/14 (with live webcast)
Jewish civilization has existed for centuries in different areas of the world, not a culture apart but immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they lived--from Egyptians to Greeks, from Arabs to Christians. How do their stories impact everyone's stories as well? (Public Affairs Program)
- The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil | 04/09/14 (with live webcast)
There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world's biggest and best-known companies, pushing for safer and more responsible practices. They are trying to prevent the next Rana Plaza factory collapse and the next Deepwater Horizon explosion. Obviously, they don’t always succeed. Author and scholar Christine Bader will discuss her time at BP as a member of this invisible army. (Carnegie New Leaders)
- Ethics Matter: Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff, Digital Media Expert, Graphic Novelist and Documentarian | 04/24/14 (with live webcast)
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 can continue to shape our own lives.