- In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond | 02/09/16 (with live webcast) "In Europe's Shadow" is the story of an ideological and geographic frontier. As a pivotal frontier country, Romania is a metaphor for how Europe must confront a resurgent Russia—and this is the book you must read in order to truly understand the crisis with Russia, Ukraine, and within Europe itself. (Public Affairs Program)
- What Went Wrong in the Arab Spring? | 02/10/16 (with live webcast)
With civil resistance at the heart of the massive demonstrations, the early days of the Arab Spring produced some notable victories, including the fall of authoritarian governments in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Yet these apparent triumphs of non-violent action were followed by disasters. What went wrong? Was the problem the methods, leadership, and aims of the popular movements, or the conditions of their societies? (Public Affairs Program)
- Beyond a New Cold War? International Security and the Need for U.S.-Russia Cooperation | 02/17/16 (with live webcast) The American Committee for East-West Accord (ACEWA) is a nonpartisan organization of prominent U.S. citizens from business, the academy, government service, science, law, and other fields dedicated to the proposition that no real or lasting American, European, or global security is achievable without essential and stable cooperation with Russia. Founding board members of ACEWA will speak to these challenges and opportunities. (U.S. Global Engagement Program)
- The Refugee/Migrant Crisis | 02/26/16 (with live webcast) The influx of refugees from the Middle East and Africa into Europe continues to rise. Bitter divisions among member states have jeopardized the Schengen Area of borderless travel within the EU. Populists are having a field day. Do we have a moral responsibility to help these migrants? How can we maximize the benefits of migration and minimize potentially negative impacts? (Public Affairs Program)
- A Conversation with Sarah Chayes on Corruption and Global Security | 03/01/16 (with live webcast) What is the common thread linking crises around the world, from Syria to Nigeria? According to Sarah Chayes, the answer is simple: corruption. Since the late 1990s, corruption has reached such an extent that some governments resemble glorified criminal gangs, bent solely on their own enrichment. Chayes spent seven eventful years in Afghanistan, where she grappled with corruption on many levels. Today she is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace. She is the author of "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security." (Ethics Matter)
- The Industries of the Future | 03/07/16 (with live webcast) From robotics to cybersecurity to the coming impact of digital technology on money and markets, the next 10 years will be full of advances and stumbling blocks that will affect our economic future. How will we adapt to the changing nature of work? Is the prospect of cyberwar sparking the next arms race? (Public Affairs Program)
- Learning from the West African Ebola Epidemic: The Role of Governance in Preventing Epidemics | 03/31/16 Co-sponsored by Bard College's Hannah Arendt Center, Citizen Science, CCE, and the Ford Foundation in collaboration with the Honorable Dr. Wilmot James, South African MP, and Carnegie Council, this conference will explore the hypothesis that building public trust in effective organizations is essential for fighting health crises such as Ebola. Social science and political actors, along with leading scientists and Ebola specialists, will examine the Ebola epidemic and its consequences as a case study to explore how educational, governance, and health care resources can be better deployed against future outbreaks.