Please join us for a conversation with

George Soros,
Professor Mary Kaldor and
Major General Andrew Salmon


The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon:
Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

The New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York, N.Y.

Reception to follow.

Space is limited.
$25 for AFLSE Members and Guests; $35 for non-members.
Tickets may still be available by phone.  Please call LSE Foundation at 212.433.1115.

About the Talk
Presentation: Mary Kaldor, Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE and Major General Andrew Salmon CMG OBE Royal Marines
Response: George Soros, BSC 1952 and MSC 1954 Philosoply

The twenty-first century has seen millions unemployed. It has seen livelihoods undermined by environmental degradation. Middle-class cities in Europe, Asia, and Africa have become cauldrons of violence and resentment. Tribalism, ethnic nationalism, and religious fundamentalism have flared dangerously across globe from Russia to Spain. The use of force is unlikely to help. What works when counter-insurgency has run its course in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and beyond?

About the Speakers
Mary Kaldor
is professor and director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science. Her books include The Baroque Arsenal, The Imaginary War, New and Old Wars, and Global Civil Society. She lives in London, England.

Major General Andrew Salmon was the last British Commander of the multinational forces in Southern Iraq (2008-9) and is currently at SHAPE headquarters preparing forces going to Afghanistan. He has seen duty in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, and Northern Iraq. He was the commander of land forces in the successful British intervention In Sierra Leone in 2001.

George Soros is Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations. Soros's most recent book is The Soros Lectures: At the Central European University (2010). His other books include The Crash of 2008 and What it Means: The New Paradigm for Finance Markets (2009); The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of The War on Terror (2006); The Bubble of American Supremacy (2005); George Soros on Globalization (2002); Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism (2000); The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered (1998); Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve (1995); Underwriting Democracy (1991); Opening the Soviet System (1990); and The Alchemy of Finance (1987). His essays on politics, society, and economics appear frequently in major periodicals around the world.