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A Foreign Policy for All: Conference
Sat November 8, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST$10 – $35
Re-Thinking U.S. Foreign Policy for the 21st Century
A One Day Conference
Noam Chomsky, MIT Institute Professor, author, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Bill Fletcher, former president, Trans Africa Forum; author, They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 other Myths about Unions
Phyllis Bennis, director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies
Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe columnist; author, The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
Judith Leblanc, Field Director, Peace Action; former co-chair, UFPJ; member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma
It’s time for a change.
Foreign Policy for All Conference Links
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.
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. 15% discount for 5 or more members of an organization who register at the same time — contact the office!
Register at http://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, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom – Boston Branch, Massachusetts Global Action, Democratic Socialists of America