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Social and Economic Costs of Endless Wars
MIT Room 34-101
Cambridge, MA
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Social and Economic Costs of Endless Wars
Conference on the social and economic costs of endless wars, Friday afternoon April 26th at MIT

2:00 pm: Welcome: Jonathan King, MIT

2:15 pm: Opening Panel

 The Costs of War  Prof. Neta Crawford (Boston University)

 The Bloated Pentagon Budget  William Hartung (Center for International Policy)

               Saudi Military Aggression in Yemen  Michael Page (Human Rights Watch)

               The Increasing Risk of Nuclear War  Elaine Scarry, Harvard University (invited)

3:00 pm: Emerging Responses:

Chair Cole Harrison (Mass Peace Action)

      Build Bridges not Bombs; Bringing Nuclear Disarmament into the State Legislature  Rep Nika Elugardo, Mass State Legislature (invited)

      Dont Bank on the Bomb  Divesting from Nuclear Weapons Manufacture  Rep. Mike Connolly (Mass State Legislature)

      Bringing the Moral Revival to Massachusetts Savina Martin (Poor Peoples Campaign)

      The Intensifying Struggle for Affordable Housing  Chuck Collins (Institute for Policy Studies)

      Massachusetts  Battles to Protect and Promote Public Education  Andrew King (UMass Boston) .

3:45  Workshops:

      A) Organizing on Campuses: Facilitator, Brian Garvey, MAPA; Zac Bears (PHENOM); Alice Pote (MIT/anti-Saudi Coalition); Gabby Ballard (MIT Students Against War); Paul Shannon (AFSC).    

      B) Nuclear Disarmament Initiatives: Facilitators, Joseph Gerson and Michelle Cunha; Jerrold Ross (MAPA); Prof. Aron Bernstein (MIT).-        

      C) Moral and Peoples Budget: Connecting battles for Economic Justice with Reducing Pentagon Spending: Facilitator, Jared Hicks (Our Revolution); Andrea Burns (MAPA); Andrew King (UMass Boston); John Ratliff (Mass. Senior Action); William Hartung (Center for International Policy).

      D) The Continuing Links between Militarism and Racism:Facilitator, Rosemary Kean (MAPA); Savina Martin (Poor Peoples Campaign); Ceasar Mc Dowell (MIT) (invited));

      E) Mobilizing Communities of Faith (Facilitator, Keith Harvey (AFSC) (invited); Rev. Vernon Walker (invited);  Rev. Herb Taylor (Harvard-Epworth) (invited); Rev. Leslie Sterling (St. Bartholomews) (invited).

5:00: Report backs from Workshops

5:15 PM: Closing Keynote: Danny Sjursen, Major, US Army (ret.)

5:30 Adjourn

Co-sponsored  by MIT Radius/Technology and Culture Forum), Massachusetts Peace Action, the MIT-Saudi Arabia Divest Coalition, MIT Students Against War, American Friends Service Committee, Institute for Peoples Engagement, Massachusetts Poor Peoples Campaign, and the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security.


MIT Room 34-101 (View)
50 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States


Education > Conventions
Other > Political

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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