Carnegie Council Launches New Season of "Ethics Matter" Town Hall Series, with Economist William Easterly

Sep 14, 2011, 08:00 ET from Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How do some of the world's most thoughtful individuals make ethical choices?  Find out at the Carnegie Council new series, "Ethics Matter," monthly town hall events with notable policy and academic experts in international affairs and ethics.

Through conversation and audience participation, we explore the speakers' passion for ideas, their influences, and the ways they have shaped public policy. We talk about their legacies and how they approach the question "How do you choose?" when analyzing global interactions.

All events take place at Carnegie Council headquarters at 170 East 64th Street in New York City. They will be taped and distributed for broadcast on television stations across the country. A networking reception will follow the taping. These events are open to the public, but space is limited. For more information and to make reservations, go to or call 212-838-4120.

For those who cannot attend, events are webcast live at Soon afterwards, video highlights and full-length audios, podcasts, and transcripts will be posted on


September 15, 2011, 5:30-7:00 P.M.: A Conversation with Economist William Easterly
"There's a Thomas Edison born every minute. We just have to help them turn the lights on."

October 6, 2011, 5:30-7:00 P.M.:  A Conversation with Philosopher Peter Singer
"My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues."

November 21, 2011, 5:30-7:00 P.M.: A Conversation with Economist Jeffrey Sachs
"We have an opportunity unique in history. We can end extreme suffering on a massive scale, at such a low cost, it is almost unimaginable."

January 19, 2012, 5:30-7:00 P.M.:  A Conversation with Philosopher Thomas Pogge
"Many are quick to point out that we cannot inherit our ancestor's sins. Indeed. But how then can we be entitled to the fruits of these sins: to our huge inherited advantage in power and wealth over the rest of the world?"

February 13, 2012, 5:30-7:00 P.M.:  A Conversation with Political Scientist Anne-Marie Slaughter
"It clearly can be in the U.S. and the West's strategic interest to help social revolutions fighting for the values we espouse and proclaim."

The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (, established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs. Carnegie Council programs provide a nonpartisan forum for discussions that go beyond the headlines to explore the ethical dimensions of international issues.

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