Co-Sponsor Carnegie Council Looks Forward to the The International New York Times Athens Democracy Forum, September 13-15

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Coinciding with UN International Democracy Day, the Athens Democracy Forum will convene diplomats, scholars, corporate executives, politicians, government ministers, experts, and journalists from around the world to explore the state of liberal democracies and the major challenges they face in the world today.

Athens Democracy Forum
The Forum is attracting thoughtful people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We are especially pleased to see active youth engagement through the international student debate program.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is proud to be a co-sponsor of the International New York Times Democracy Forum. The September 13-15 event, hosted by the International New York Times and the United Nations Democracy Fund, takes place in Athens, Greece--a living showcase of democracy under extreme challenge as the nation once again goes to the polls on September 20.

"Greece is the natural home for dialogue on democracy," said Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal. "Its history and tradition, its recent struggles, and its geographical position between north and south, east and west, make it the perfect place for purposeful engagement and mutual learning. The Forum is attracting thoughtful people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We are especially pleased to see active youth engagement through the international student debate program."

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

Paul Krugman: Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
Roger Cohen: Columnist, The New York Times
Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG, OBE: Former Intelligence Officer, British Secret Intelligence Service
Paula Dobriansky: Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs
Kishore Mahbubani: Dean & Professor, National University of Singapore
Valerie Plame: Writer, Member of the Global Zero Leadership Board & Former CIA Operative

In addition to the main conference on September 15, a rich program of affiliated events-- including an international student debate at the Old Parliament; a Google Hangout featuring political activists under house arrest; and a symphonic visual concert by Rufus Wainwright at the awe-inspiring Odeon of Herodes Atticus--will also take place throughout the city.

Register now: visit athensdemocracyforum.com to reserve your place or call Georgina Benjamin, Marketing & Audience Manager, at +44 207 061 3522

Based in New York City, 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

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