AFLSE DC Speaker Event: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace

 

There are still several spaces available for this weeks speakers event. RSVP's must be received in advance:


Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace

Featuring

Mary Kaldor
Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE
And

Lieutenant Colonel Shannon D. Beebe
Senior Africa Analyst, Office of United States Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence

Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 6:00 - 8:00pm

Holland & Knight
2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 100
(at the corner of 21st and I Streets, NW.)
Washington, DC

Space is limited.
Free for AFLSE Members and Guests; $10 for non-members.
Kindly respond by phone to 212.433.1115 or on-line by clicking here.




About the Talk
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?

Brought together from distant points on the political spectrum, Kaldor, a renowned peace advocate, and Beebe, a career military officer, challenge head-on Condoleezza Rice's declaration that "it is not the job of the 82nd Airborne Division to escort kids to kindergarten," contending that, in fact, it should be. In their new book, The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon, these authors explore human security and find common ground in a cutting-edge concept that redefines what security means, what security forces should do, and the policies and priorities needed to achieve peace.

Also, the monthly DC alumni happy hour will take place this Wednesday from 6:00-9:00 at Vapiano in Dupont Circle (1800 M st NW). This event is open to alumni, current and future students, and their friends. No RSVP is necessary.


Washington, DC: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace
Thursday, 06/17/10 at 6:00pm


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AFLSE Washington, DC: Monthly Happy Hour
Wednesday, 06/16/10 at 6:00pm

LSE alumni, recent grads, future students, and friends are all welcome to the Washington Chapter's monthly happy hour, held the third Wednesday of each month at Vapiano in Dupont Circle.

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