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A Foreign Policy for All

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 4:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: MIT Campus - Room 34-101 • 50 Vassar St • Kendall T • Cambridge

Re-Thinking U.S. Foreign Policy for the 21st Century

A One Day Conference

Confirmed Speakers

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, MIT Institute Professor, author, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order

Bill Fletcher

Bill Fletcher, former president, Trans Africa Forum; ; author, They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 other Myths about Unions

Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis, director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies

Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe columnist;  author, The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Judith Leblanc

Judith Leblanc, Field Director, Peace Action; former co-chair, UFPJ; member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma

 

It’s time for a change.

After years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with their terrible toll of death and destruction, we are fighting again in the Middle East.  But growing numbers of Americans are debating the values and goals of U.S. foreign policy, with its heavy reliance on military intervention.  Why has it been so unsuccessful? What is the appropriate role for our nation in today’s world?  How does our investment in a gigantic, costly military establishment affect our foreign policy decisions?

In this one-day conference, to be held immediately after the midterm election, we will attempt to outline a more positive vision of U.S. global engagement, one that addresses the actual security needs of people around the world and that is consistent with the principles of peace and justice for all.   We will also explore the actions needed to make the changes we seek, to shift the discussion.

The discussion will respond to a draft working paper.  Read more about the Foreign Policy for All project

Conference fee: $25 before Oct. 29 for members of sponsoring organizations, $30 for others, $35 at the door, $10 for students and low income; free to MIT students.  Fee includes morning coffee and lunch.  Register at fp4a-conf.bpt.me/ or mail check to Massachusetts Peace Action, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138; write "FP4A" on memo line.  Info: 617 354 2169

Host: MIT Technology and Culture Forum

Co-Sponsors: Massachusetts Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee, MIT Western Hemisphere Association, United for Justice with Peace

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