A panel of social and political experts discuss whether America has a duty to protect the lives of the vulnerable around the world. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dele Olojede, Jeffrey Goldberg, Michael Abramowitz, Stephen L. Carter are in conversation. Location: Greenwald Pavilion
Mike Abramowitz is the director of the Committee on Conscience, the genocide-prevention program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which seeks to raise awareness among the public and policymakers about the challenges of preventing genocide today. Among its activities, the museum is co-sponsor of the new Working Group on the Responsibility to Protect, which is identifying ways to strengthen the international framework for atrocity prevention. Before joining the museum in 2009, Abramowitz was a longtime reporter and editor for The Washington Post, serving in a number of positions, including White House correspondent and national editor.
Stephen L. Carter
Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. A prolific writer who has published seven critically acclaimed nonfiction books, including The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama, during the past nine years, he has helped shape the national debate on issues ranging from the role of religion in our politics and culture to the role of integrity and civility in our daily lives. His novel The Emperor of Ocean Park spent eleven weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. His fifth novel, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, will be published this summer. He writes a regular column for Bloomberg and contributes frequently to Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Carter is a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a trustee of the Aspen Institute.
Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror.
Dele Olojede is the publisher of NEXT and 234NEXT.com, which provide news and informed opinion primarily for a Nigerian audience to further the common good. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a former foreign editor at New York Newsday, he is chairman of the Global Network Initiative International Advisory Council and a member of the governing board of the Aspen Institute’s Africa Leadership Initiative. In 2010, the Global Forum for Ethics in Business honored him as an exemplar of ethical business leadership, and Fast Company named him one of the 100 Most Creative People. Most recently, Olojede was awarded the John P. McNulty Prize in recognition of his groundbreaking work to deliver unbiased information to the Nigerian public, demand government transparency, and advance journalistic standards in the country.
Anne-Marie Slaughter is currently the President and CEO of New America, a think tank and civic enterprise with offices in Washington and New York. She is also the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009–2011 she served as Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Upon leaving the State Department she received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as meritorious service awards from USAID and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe.