Carnegie Council Current Affairs Events, Live and Online: The Sinai, Challenges to the EU, the Problem of Violence, and Bearing Witness to Conflict via Photojournalism

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs December line-up of current affairs events couldn't be more timely, from challenges to the EU to the problem of violence and more.

Carnegie Council Ethics Studio Records the Council Events

Carnegie Council Ethics Studio Records the Council Events

Ethics isn't a concept. It's a necessity.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its December line-up of current affairs programs. Given recent events, the topics couldn't be more timely, from challenges to the EU to the problem of violence and more.

All talks take place in Carnegie Council's headquarters in New York City and are streamed as live webcasts.

To attend in person, please RSVP. Go to:

Events take place at Carnegie Council headquarters: 170 East 64 Street, New York, NY 10065.

Full videos, transcripts, audios, and audio podcasts are posted shortly after the events. Or watch them as live webcasts here:

December 1, 6:00PM. Sinai: Egypt's Linchpin, Gaza's Lifeline, Israel's Nightmare
Mohannad Sabry, journalist and author
Enclosed by the Suez Canal and bordering Gaza and Israel, Egypt's rugged Sinai Peninsula has been the cornerstone of the Egyptian-Israeli peace accords. Yet its internal politics and security have remained largely under media blackout, even as a rebellion shook the region in 2011. Now, with the crash of Russia's Metrojet Flight 9268 in October, the security and politics of Sinai are under international scrutiny. What is the effect of the region's instability on Israel and Palestine, the greater Middle East, and beyond?

December 8, 8:00AM. The State of the European Union: Challenges for the Future
José Manuel Barroso, Princeton University
With the Paris attacks, the massive refugee crisis, the continuing conflict in Ukraine, and the lingering euro crisis, it is an extraordinary time for the European Union. As president of the European Commission from 2004 to 2014, José Manuel Barroso has a firsthand understanding of these challenges and knows that there are no easy answers. What is the future of the European Union? How can the states manage these crises simultaneously? What is the role of the United States?

December 10, 6:00PM. Violence All Around
John Sifton
From al-Qaeda safe houses, to the Pentagon, to ordinary civilians and politicians, violence is everywhere. Yet, thinking and talking about it is troubling and confusing for most people. And with the "global war on terror" a ubiquitous part of American life for the last 14 years, stories about torture, detention centers, and drone warfare have complicated the topic even more. Will pure nonviolence ever be possible? Can human rights advocates shame the world into better behavior?

December 14, 6:00PM Bearing Witness to War and Injustice: Ron Haviv, Photojournalist Ron Haviv, Co-founder VII Photo Agency
In the last three decades, Ron Haviv has covered more than 25 conflicts and worked in over 100 countries. His work in the Balkans, which spanned over a decade of conflict, was used as evidence to indict and convict war criminals at the international tribunal in The Hague. On the 20th anniversary of the end of the Bosnian War, Haviv will discuss his life as a photojournalist and the crucial role that photos can play.

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

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