Author and Journalist James Traub to Host Interview Series, "Ethics Matter"

Oct 16, 2013

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce that James Traub will host its popular interview series Ethics Matter.

Mr. Traub writes a column for Foreign Policy's website entitled "Terms of Engagement" and also writes for Foreign Policy magazine. He has worked as a staff writer for The New Yorker and a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, reporting widely from Africa and the Middle East. He is the author of five books, and is currently writing a biography of John Quincy Adams. Ethics Matter is a monthly hour-long series featuring guest speakers from very diverse backgrounds, countries, and professions. What they have in common is strongly held moral convictions, and a passionate commitment to their work. Each program begins with a short interview with the host that delves into the guest's life and work, followed by a question-and-answer session with the live studio audience. The programs are broadcast on national public TV stations across the country. Upcoming Ethics Matter events with James Traub: October 30: A Conversation with Writer Kurt Andersen Kurt Andersen, journalist, editor, novelist, NPR radio host, grew up in the late 1960s, a moment when the great generational imperative was: do justice. Andersen will talk about the arc of his career, about the ongoing influence of the 1960s in our collective life, and about the dead end which our national political debate has reached. November 18: A Conversation with Online Activist Ricken Patel In 2007, Ricken Patel created Avaaz, a virtual network of 26 million ordinary citizens around the globe who advocate for causes, like transparency in government and a negotiated solution to the Syrian civil war. But when it's so easy to gather a million signatures, how seriously will media barons or world leaders take them? Is a finger-click a meaningful form of social activism, or merely a self-aggrandizing gesture?

Join us in person in New York for these events, or watch them online as live webcasts.

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