Upcoming Events at Carnegie Council, with Live Webcasts: Medical Tourism, Boko Haram, the Transformation of the Kurds, the Legacy of WWI, and U.S. Energy Challenges

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its upcoming public events, which are open to the public and held in New York City. Attend in person or watch them live online.

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Carnegie Council plays an imperative role as an advocate for international ethics in an increasingly globalized and complex world.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its upcoming public events, which are open to the public and held in New York City.

Attend these events at Council Headquarters: 170 E 64 St, New York City, 10065; or watch them live online.

Full transcripts, audios, podcasts, and videos will be posted soon after the events take place.

Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 5:30-7:00 PM
I. Glenn Cohen, Robert L. Klitzman
Medical tourism is a growing, multi-billion dollar industry involving millions of patients who travel abroad each year to get health care. But how safe are these procedures? How do you ensure that you will be protected if anything should happen? What ethical issues does this practice raise?

Nigeria and the Horror of Boko Haram
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8:00-9:15 AM
John Campbell
Boko Haram continues to terrorize a large swath of Nigeria, Africa's richest and most populous state. Why has the American media and military seemingly ignored this brutal war? Why does Boko Haram act with impunity in Northern Nigeria?

The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 8:00-9:15 AM
David L. Phillips
In recent years, the Kurds have evolved from a victimized people into a coherent political community. What is the cause of this transformation? In the face of Islamic extremism, how do the Kurds help to advance U.S. strategic and security interests in the region?

The Eleventh Hour: The Legacy and the Lessons of World War I
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:30-7:00 PM
Charles Sennott
One hundred years after the First World War, boundaries established after the armistice at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" still shape many of today's conflicts.

American Energy Challenges and Global Leadership in the Years Ahead
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6:00-8:00 PM
John M. Deutch, Carlos Pascual, Marc Lipschultz, Elizabeth Rosenberg
Dramatic changes in the global energy system pose hard choices for U.S. interests and values. What are the leadership responsibilities of the U.S. in the changing energy market? How extensively can the United States involve itself in policy initiatives to promote market stability? What are the ethical challenges of U.S. action (or inaction)?

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. For more information, go to http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/index.html.

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