Courtesy of New York Times Athens Democracy Forum
Courtesy of New York Times Athens Democracy Forum

Carnegie Council Is Media Partner for New York Times Athens Democracy Forum, September 14-18, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is proud to be a media partner of the fourth New York Times Athens Democracy Forum.

Friends and supporters of the Council receive a special discount. For more information, contact the Council's Communications Director Madeleine Lynn: [email protected].

The Forum Coinciding with UN International Democracy Day, the New York Times Athens Democracy Forum will take place on September 14-18, 2016.

Hosted and moderated by New York Times editors, this unique event will bring together politicians, policymakers, journalists, scholars, and experts from the fields of business, finance, and technology to explore the challenges to liberal democracy and ways to meet them.

Forum Endorsed by United Nations Secretary General BAN Ki-moon Click here to view Secretary Ban's letter of support, or view it at

Key Themes Staged among the Greek capital's historic landmarks, key themes include: 1. Is democracy good for business? 2. Is liberal democracy compatible with religion? 3. Should the major institutions of global governance be reformed, or scrapped? 4. Do terrorist attacks justify giving greater powers to security forces? Attend this important Forum for challenging panel discussions, debates, and interviews, and get crucial insights into our brave new world. Connect with global leaders for an unparalleled experience of diverse events in the birthplace of democracy.

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

  • Paul Krugman, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
  • Edward Snowden, Former U.S. Intelligence Officer and Whistleblower
  • Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO
  • Mario Monti, Economist and Former Prime Minister of Italy
  • Annika Savill, Executive Head, UNDEF (The United Nations Democracy Fund)
  • Matt Brittin, President, EMEA Business & Operations, Google
  • H.E. Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, President of The Hellenic Republic

An All-Encompassing ExperienceTo round out your Athens Democracy Forum experience, the Forum invites you to participate in our selection of affiliated events, which includes:

  • An exclusive Google Hangout with Edward Snowden, Former US Intelligence Officer and Whistleblower
  • A US Election Breakfast Briefing
  • A Hypothetical Debate led by distinguished human rights advocate and UN judge, Geoffrey Robertson QC
  • The Athens Democracy Awards
  • A music concert at Herod Atticus Theatre, at the foot of the Acropolis
  • Guided tours of The Ancient Agora, led by leading archaeologists
  • An international student debating competition hosted by the University of Athens
  • City tours of Athens
  • An exclusive "Architecture & Democracy" Weekend on the stunning resort of Costa Navarino (Sept. 17-18, optional)

About Carnegie Council 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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