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CARNEGIE COUNCIL: Event Calendar April 2010

Dear Friend,

Here are the Carnegie Council’s events in April. If you cannot attend in person, we invite you to watch our live video webcasts. Or you can access podcasts, audios, videos, and transcripts, which are available soon after the events take place.

Although Mr. Peterson’s April 7 talk is not open to the public and will not be filmed, we will provide an audio, audio podcast, and a transcript.

Carnegie New Leaders Event: The Education of an American Dreamer BY INVITATION ONLY

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Peter G. Peterson chronicles his remarkable life story beginning in Kearney, Nebraska as an eight-year-old manning the cash register at his father’s Greek diner, through his “Mad Men” advertising days, to secretary of commerce in Nixon’s administration, and to the creation of The Blackstone Group, one of the great financial enterprises in recent times.

Peter G. Peterson is an American businessman, investment banker, fiscal conservative, author, and politician whose most prominent political position was as secretary of commerce during the Nixon administration. In 2008, he established The Peter G. Peterson Foundation with a $1 billion endowment.

How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace (with live webcast)

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Can rival nations become partners and establish a lasting and stable peace? Should countries, including the United States , engage with other states based on their foreign policy behavior rather than on whether they are democracies? Through compelling analysis and rich historical examples that span the globe and range from the 13th century through the present, foreign policy expert Charles Kupchan explores how adversaries can transform enmity into amity, while exposing prevalent myths about the causes of peace.

Charles A. Kupchan is Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He served on the National Security Council during the Clinton presidency and is the author of “The End of the American Era.”

The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being (with live webcast)

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM

How can governments use research to increase the well-being and improve the quality of life for all their citizens? What role can government policy play in fostering satisfaction and well-being?

Derek Bok served as 25th president of Harvard University (1971-1991) and also served as interim president of Harvard (2006-2007).

How the Economy Works: Confidence, Crashes and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies (with live webcast)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM

The financial crisis destroyed the credibility of the economic thinking that had guided policymakers for a generation. But what will take its place? Can capitalism be guided to correct the excesses of a free-market economy without instituting central planning and stifling entrepreneurship?

Roger E. A. Farmer is Professor and chair of the Economics Department at UCLA.

The Plundered Planet: Why We Must–and How We Can–Manage Nature for Global Prosperity (with live webcast)

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM

What are realistic and sustainable solutions to correcting the mismanagement of the natural world? Can an international standard be established to resolve the complex issues of unchecked profiteering on the one hand and environmental romanticism on the other?

Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and director of the Centre of African Economies at Oxford University . He is also Professorial Fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford .

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