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Joanne Myers Launches New Book Notes Series on PassBlue, a Publication that Covers the UN

Jul 19, 2016

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce that its Public Affairs Program Director Joanne Myers has launched a new book note series on PassBlue, an independent digital publication that covers the United Nations.

On September 19, 2016, the UN will hold its first-ever high-level summit meeting on refugees and migrants, which, given a staggering 65 million people now on the move, may rank as the organization's most pressing global issue for years to come. With this conference in mind, Myers has written her first column: Staying Ahead of the UN: What to Read for the Upcoming Migration Summit.

The report introduces 10 books which provide valuable background on the refugee crisis, including books by experts in the field, accounts by observers on the ground of what it's really like to be a refugee, and concluding on a positive note with two books on successful integration. Myers gives a short summary of each book and explains how it contributes to our understanding of this fraught topic.

"PassBlue welcomes the opportunity to introduce a new feature that provides a source of targeted background reading for those who follow major events and trends at the United Nations, or are interested generally in learning more about international affairs," said Barbara Crossette, contributing editor and writer for PassBlue and a Carnegie Council board member. "There is no one better placed to write this new column than Joanne Myers. We are delighted that she agreed to add to our coverage in this most valuable way."

Joanne Myers is the director of Carnegie Council's acclaimed Public Affairs Program. She is responsible for planning and organizing more than 50 public programs a year at the Council, featuring prominent people in the world of international affairs, from acclaimed authors, to Nobel laureates, to high-ranking UN officials. All of these events are recorded and many of Myers' programs are edited to become episodes of the Council's weekly PBS TV show, Global Ethics Forum. One of these episodes, "ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror," an interview that Myers conducted with Michael Weiss, recently won a 2016 bronze Telly Award.

About PassBlue PassBlue is an independent digital publication offering in-depth journalism and vivid photographs on women's rights and gender equality, human rights, development, international justice, and peacekeeping through the lens of the United Nations. Founded in 2011, PassBlue is a project of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and not tied financially or otherwise to the UN. PassBlue also receives support from Carnegie Corporation of New York . Go to http://passblue.com/.

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. Go to www.carnegiecouncil.org.

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