Carnegie Council February Events Live And Online: Rob Riemen On Fascism And Humanism, Gregg Easterbrook On Reasons For Optimism, And Timothy Snyder On Tyranny

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Carnegie Council current affairs programs take place in New York City; attend them in person or watch them live online.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
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.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its February current affairs programs.

To attend in person, please RSVP. Go to the online calendar at https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/calendar.

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

Or watch them as live webcasts here: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/live.

To Fight Against This Age: On Fascism and Humanism
Rob Riemen, Nexus Institute
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 8:00-9:15 AM ET
Rob Riemen explores the theoretical weaknesses of fascism and addresses the meaning of European humanism with its universal values of truth, beauty, justice, and love for life—values that are the origin and basis of a democratic civilization.

It’s Better than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:00-7:30 PM ET
Gregg Easterbrook, "The New Republic;" "The Atlantic Monthly;" "The New York Times"
The modern world is facing a series of deeply troubling, even existential problems. However, we forget that by almost every meaningful measure, the modern world is better than it ever has been. Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff, or are we just climbing higher than ever?

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Timothy Snyder, Yale University
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00-7:30 PM ET
The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike those faced by the Europeans of the 20th century, who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Can we learn from their experience?

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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 http://www.carnegiecouncil.org.

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