Carnegie Council Cosponsors International New York Times Athens Democracy Forum in Athens, Greece
Carnegie Council Cosponsors International New York Times Athens Democracy Forum in Athens, Greece

Carnegie Council Co-sponsors International New York Times Athens Democracy Forum in Athens, Greece, September 13-15, 2015

Jun 30, 2015

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is proud to be a co-sponsor of this important International New York Times Forum.

The Forum

Coinciding with UN International Democracy Day, the Athens Democracy Forum will convene diplomats, scholars, corporate executives, politicians, government ministers, experts, and journalists from around the world. Together, at the ancient Agora—the birthplace of democracy—we will explore the state of liberal democracies and the major challenges they face in the world today.

The Athens Democracy Forum is proud to have the endorsement of UN Secretary General BAN Ki-moon. Read it at

"Greece is the natural home for dialogue on democracy," said Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal. "Its history and tradition, its recent struggles, and its geographical position between north and south, east and west, make it the perfect place for purposeful engagement and mutual learning. The Forum is attracting thoughtful people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We are especially pleased to see active youth engagement through the Student Debate program."

Key Themes

  • Democracy & the Challenge of Money: Are the rich getting richer and taking control of politics?
  • Democracy & the Challenge of Islam: Is terrorism inherent in Islam?
  • Democracy & the Challenge of China: Is Western liberal democracy the only way?
  • Democracy & the Challenge of Charlie Hebdo: Are there limits to freedom of expression?
  • Democracy & the Cyber Challenge: Limitless knowledge or existential threat?
  • Democracy & the Challenge of Smugness: Has the West become too complacent?

Hear from a world-class roster of speakers and thought-leaders, including:

  • Paul Krugman: Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
  • Roger Cohen: Columnist, The New York Times
  • Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG, OBE: Former Intelligence Officer, British Secret Intelligence Service
  • Paula Dobriansky: Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs
  • Kishore Mahbubani: Dean & Professor, National University of Singapore
  • Valerie Plame: Writer, Member of the Global Zero Leadership Board & Former CIA Operative

Register Now Visit to reserve your place or call Georgina Benjamin, Marketing & Audience Manager on +44 207 061 3522.

For a 25 percent discount, up until 11:59 pm on July 14, the extension code is: ADFEBE22015.After July 14 and up until 11:59 pm on August 15, for a 10 percent reduction, the extension code is: ADFCC2015. There are also preferential rates for academic institutions, NGOs, and charities.

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an educational, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces lectures, publications, and multimedia materials on the ethical challenges of living in a globalized world.

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