A Female Lawyer in Iran – From Star to Target
Two precious things in life – love and profession -- have changed for our Tuesday, June 14, speaker, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. Her “fire” for her mission has not. The 2005 documentary A Simple Lawyer, available free online, is the perfect background primer to watch before you attend her Council program about the dramatic and frightening “second chapter” of her life. She lost her husband to a government “adultery sting” and her law practice to a government decree. In the documentary, filmed before she was exiled to England, she says she is not a role model and declares, “I am just myself. A lawyer fighting for human rights. And that’s what I will always be.”
Joshua Cooper Ramo on Morning Joe
“The shift to a world of instant, constant connection … is as profound as the enlightenment of the Industrial Revolution.”
– Joshua Cooper Ramo on May 17’s edition of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe"
The author of The Seventh Sense, about surviving and thriving in the networking age, Joshua Cooper Ramo will headline the Council’s May 31 program. On "Morning Joe" he said that a hundred years from now people will look at the 2016 presidential election and see how “connected systems are changing the logic of power.” The trick to successfully navigating the world, he says, is looking at something and not seeing “what it appears to be, but what it is connected to.”
Cooper Ramo, a veteran analyst, China-watcher and the Vice Chairman and co-CEO of Kissinger Associates, will explain coping with modern challenges at his Council program, “Power, Fortune and Survival in the Age of Networks.” Watch a sample of this intellectual’s analysis of a world with “emerging disruptive forces.”