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Policy Innovations: Top risks, Sex trafficking; Firewood, Mumbai, Zuma, Sustainable recovery, MEDIA: Lifespans, Public Diplomacy 2.0

DECEMBER 9, 2008
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EVENT: Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2009
With Ian Bremmer, Art Kleiner , and Andrew Kuper

Aimed at decision makers in corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors, this panel will showcase three prominent experts and their predictions about the ethical implications of global political risk for 2009.

Coordinated in conjunction with Eurasia Group, this luncheon is part of the Carnegie Council’s Workshops for Ethics in Business, sponsored by Booz & Company’s strategy+business magazine. Support also comes from SAP, Merck, and New York University’s Center for Global Affairs.

The luncheon cost is $50 (fee can be waived for students, academics, and nonprofit professionals), $30 for Carnegie Council members.

DATE: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
TIME: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: 170 East 64th Street, NYC
RSVP: [email protected]

EVENT: Sex Trafficking
Every year, millions of women and children are abducted, deceived, seduced, or sold into forced prostitution. Author Siddartha Kara provides a rare business analysis of sex trafficking, focusing on the local drivers and global macroeconomic trends that give rise to the industry.

DATE: Friday, January 9, 2008
TIME: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: 170 East 64th Street, NYC
RSVP: [email protected]

COMMENTARY: A Sustainable Recovery
By Jeffrey Sachs

President-elect Barack Obama will have to guide the American economy through recession with a clear global vision on trade imbalances, technologies, and public budgets.

COMMENTARY: Terror in Mumbai: Two Faces of Globalization
By Sadanand Dhume

In many ways, the victims of the carnage in Mumbai represent the integration of markets, peoples, and ideas captured by that catchall word—globalization.

BRIEFING: Testing Democracy in South Africa
By Matthew Hennessey

The sudden emergence of a challenger to the African National Congress could put stress on South Africa’s young democracy.

BRIEFING: Alternative Fuels Take Root in Refugee Camps
By Rebecca Laks

Faced with scarce firewood, humanitarian organizations are introducing efficient alternative-fuel stoves to Darfur and other refugee camps worldwide.

AUDIO: Extending Human Lifespans
If a scientist discovers a genetic switch that turns off cellular aging tomorrow, what effect will this have on population growth, environmental sustainability, and social safety nets? In this episode of Public Ethics Radio, philosopher Larry Temkin argues that we need to take a good hard look at all sides of the question of aging.

VIDEO: Public Diplomacy 2.0
Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs James K. Glassman discusses how the State Department is taking advantage of social networking technology to tell America’s story and to encourage young people with political grievances to find outlets for their protests other than violent extremism.

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