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Where is Moral Courage in Journalism Today? Irshad Manji Speaks with Christiane Amanpour, Feb. 18

February 13, 2009
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On Wednesday, February 18, 2009, please join NYU Wagner’s Irshad Manji as she tackles the need for moral courage in journalism with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Moral courage is the willingness to speak truth to power for the sake of a greater good, even at the price of personal backlash.

Their conversation will begin at 8:00 p.m. at the 92nd Street Y, located on Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan. It will be followed by an audience Q & A.

Manji, recipient of Oprah Winfrey’s “Chutzpah Award,” is author of the international bestseller The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslims Call for Reform in Her Faith and creator of the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, “Faith Without Fear.” She founded and directs the Moral Courage Project, housed in the Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA) at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Amanpour is chief international correspondent for CNN. Her reporting has garnered eight Emmys, four Peabodys and the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation.

This event is part of the Moral Courage Conversations, which explore the future of free expression in a fragile world. Regular tickets cost $27.00. Enter code LC5 at check out for 20% off the regular ticket price for NYU staff, students and faculty. For ticket information:

About The Moral Courage Project

Launched in 2008, the Moral Courage Project (MCP) aims to develop leaders who will challenge political correctness, intellectual conformity and self-censorship. In the best spirit of liberal education, the project teaches that rights come with responsibilities, that we are citizens rather than members of mere tribes, and that meaningful diversity embraces different ideas and not just identities. Go to

The MCP is based at the Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA) of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. RCLA creates collaborative learning environments that foster connections and networks and yield new and practical insights and strategies. RCLA engages the leadership of a diverse spectrum of public service organizations, from government agencies to nonprofits large and small to community-based and social change groups, across the country and around the world. Go to

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337

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