Registration is now CLOSED: Conference Call with Ambassador Robert Ford-- Syria
Oct
17
3:00 PM15:00

Registration is now CLOSED: Conference Call with Ambassador Robert Ford-- Syria

The Common Good is thrilled to host a conference call with former Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford. Mr. Ford will be briefing TCG members on the current status of American involvement in the Syria conflict and the outlook for American allies. Mr. Ford has a decorated history of diplomacy in the Middle East. In 2012, he was rewarded by the John F. Kennedy library in Boston with the annual Profile in Courage Award for his defense of human rights in Syria.

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Athens Democracy Forum
Oct
9
to Oct 11

Athens Democracy Forum

As part of our dedication to our democracy, The Common Good, in association with the New York Times, is assembling a delegation to the 2019 Athens Democracy Forum, hosted by New York Times Op-Ed columnist Roger Cohen [Past TCG Speaker]. Concern for democracies around the globe has grown as populism, nativism, far-right movements, and attacks on the press, while voter anger has spiked. The Athens Democracy Forum, a surprisingly intimate gathering, will explore the hot topic issues on democracy with important statesmen, leaders, and thinkers from around the globe. This year there will be the potential for fireworks with the debate between Steve Bannon, former campaign strategist and White House Chief Strategist for President Donald Trump, and Bernard-Henri Lévy [Past TCG Speaker], France's leading political intellectual. A number of current and former heads of state and principals are also expected, including Kyriakos Mitsotakis (Prime Minister, Hellenic Republic), Donald Tusk (President, European Council), Prokopios Pavlopoulos, President of Greece, Michael Higgins, President of Ireland, Juan Manuel Santos, former President, Republic of Colombia, Margot Wallström (Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden), Borut Pahor, President, Republic of Slovenia, Nobel Laureates, international activists, playwrights, authors, economists, and more. This special Forum will also feature diverse and engaging discussions and excursions to the best of what Athens has to offer.

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The Rise of Lincoln & US Division at Cooper Union
Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

The Rise of Lincoln & US Division at Cooper Union

The Common Good presents a conversation with author-journalist-past Presidential advisor, Sidney Blumenthal, and CNN’s John Avlon [Past TCG Speaker], author of Washington’s Farewell, on one of the most divisive periods in American history, the unlikely political ascendance of President Abraham Lincoln, and how the historic Lincoln is relevant today.

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