Garry Wills on the Qur’an, Lawrence Freedman on War, Steven A. Cook on the Middle East, A.C. Grayling on Democracy

Carnegie Council, Making Ethics Matter

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

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What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters

Tuesday, October 3, 8:00-9:15 AM ET

Garry Wills, Author, Journalist, and Historian

How do the contents of the Qur’an compare to other sacred books? How has the text inspired difficulties of interpretation by the West and beyond?

The Future of War

Monday, October 16, 6:00-7:30 PM ET

Sir Lawrence Freedman

King’s College London

How can we predict new dangers by looking back at prior conflicts? What cunning plans might a future aggressor have in mind?

False Dawn: Protest, Democracy and Violence in the New Middle East

Wednesday, October 25, 6:00-7:30 PM ET

Steven A. Cook

Council on Foreign Relations

Half a decade after Arabs across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy have disappeared in a maelstrom of violence and renewed state repression. How did things go so wrong so quickly?

Democracy and Its Crisis

Thursday, October 26, 6:00-7:30 PM ET

A. C. Grayling

New College of the Humanities; University of Oxford

What reforms are needed to address the 21st century threats to democracy?


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