Please join Mary Kaldor and Shannon Beebe for a discussion about The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon
Please join Mary Kaldor and Shannon Beebe
for a discussion about The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon
Tuesday, October 19
9:30 – 11:00am
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
5th Floor Conference Room
4:00 – 5:30
The Stimson Center
1111 19th Street NW, 12th Floor
Wednesday, October 20
4:00 – 5:30pm
The Atlantic Council
1101 15th Street, NW, 11th Floor
Thursday, October 21
10:00 – 11:30am
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1800 K Street, NW, CSIS 4CR Conference Center
“Due to advances in communications and the increasing availability of destructive weapons, it is clear that the security of Western societies is connected to the security of populations where terrorist threats originate. The authors trace the problem of terrorism and other threats to international security to a lack of human security. They argue convincingly that preventing violence requires addressing the conditions that lead to violence. Their argument that a human security paradigm should serve as the basis for policy and strategy is important and is certain to generate valuable discussion and debate.”
—H. R. McMaster, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, and author of Dereliction of Duty
“The much-abused term ‘human security’ gets a full-body makeover in Beebe and Kaldor’s important new book. They start from the premise that it took Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the U.S. armed forces six years to realize in Afghanistan: ousting even a decidedly abusive government will not succeed without robust and genuine protection of the local population’s human rights. Revolutionary, and complicated, and bound to get people in important places arguing.” —Carroll Bogert, associate director, Human Rights Watch
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.
Lieutenant Colonel Shannon D. Beebe served as the senior Africa analyst at the Pentagon and in Luanda, Angola, where he worked for the United States Embassy.
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