Economic Expert Martin Wolf Kicks off New Carnegie Council Series, "America in the 21st Century--Views from around the World"

May 03, 2012, 08:00 ET from Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

NEW YORK, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now more than ever, as the campaign for the U.S. presidency heats up, the eyes of the world are on the United States. How do other nationalities envision America's role in the world? How do they see America's future in the 21st century?

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce a lecture series that explores these questions.

Organized by the Council's well-known Public Affairs Program, the series debuts with Martin Wolf, London-based "Financial Times" editor and commentator. As one of the world's foremost experts on economics, Mr. Wolf is uniquely positioned to offer insights on the changing nature of the global economy and how Europe, struggling with serious problems of its own, fits into the equation. What are some ways that America and Europe can work together to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century?

Martin Wolf's talk is on Thursday, May 10, at 8:00 AM ET at Carnegie Council's Manhattan headquarters.  Space is limited and RSVPs are required.  To register, go to: Or call 212-838-4120.

If you cannot attend in person, please watch the free live webcast:

The full video, audio, and transcript will be posted online soon after the event. Go to

"America in the 21st Century" will continue in the fall, with Jordanian policymaker Marwan Muasher, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He will be followed by Kishore Mahbubani, dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. This series is made possible by the generosity of a Carnegie Council supporter.      

Public Affairs Program
Carnegie Council's Public Affairs Program provides a nonpartisan, open platform for renowned international relations experts to share their thoughts with a global audience. Recent speakers have included Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Coll on ExxonMobil; award-winning author Ahmed Rashid on Pakistan; and Kenneth Roth, director of Human Rights Watch, on the situation in the Middle East.

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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.

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