Global and International Studies Program Presents
Monday, October 28, 2019
Ending the Endless War: The Costs of War Project and Activist Scholarship
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Americans are starting to say and hear more about the need to end this country’s “endless war,” the United States’ ongoing war on terrorism that began in 2001. Yet most people still don’t realize that this war’s costs – human, financial, environmental, social and political – are so far-reaching as to directly affect each and every American, as well as millions of people around the world. Nor do people recognize that this war is the latest excuse for American empire, and that in the name of counterterrorism, the U.S. government and military are acting in 80 countries, 40% of nations on the globe. Stephanie Savell, co-director of Brown University’s Costs of War project, will speak about bridging academic research and the public sphere to prompt Americans to ask big questions: Is our current approach making us any safer? Is it making others around the world any safer? If not, what could we be doing instead? Dr. Savell will address the project’s major findings and the essential work of translation in using academic research to make a difference in public debate.
Co-Director, The Costs of War Project
For more information, call 845-758-7693, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: Hegeman 204A