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The Cost of Empire: Military Spending, Military Bases, and Empire-Building

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA

A forum and discussion on the costs of empire. IPS Research Fellows Miriam Pemberton and Erik Leaver will lead a discussion on military spending, military bases, and empire-building in Iraq and Afghanistan and will offer a set of policy alternatives for the new administration.

Nebraska’s Annual Peace Conference: ‘What a Just U.S. Policy in the Muslim World Would Look Like’

Trinity United Methodist Church 5th and Elm Street, Grand Island, NE

Our Middle East fellow Phyllis Bennis will be speaking on U.S. policy in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the current state of U.S.-UN relations. She'll also lead a workshop, "Responding to the Afghan Quagmire & Obama’s Vietnam."

This event is sponsored by Nebraskans for Peace and the UNO School of Social Work. Registration information and a full schedule of conference workshops can be found here.

Economic Crisis, Unending War, and Rightwing Resurgence

Pleasant Street Congregational Chuch 75 Pleasant Street, Arlington, MA

Noam Chomsky and Phyllis Bennis will discuss the current wars and the forces driving them. They will examine together the implications of the economic crisis and the right-wing resurgence for new initiatives by the peace movement. Following their conversation, there will be time for brief comments and questions from the audience.

Hill Briefing: How Would You Spend $1 Trillion?

Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC 210 First & East Capitol Streets, NE, Washington, DC

At this congressional briefing and screening view two four-minute compelling videos which chronicle how the filmmakers – and the people they interview – would spend the more than $1 trillion already spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The filmmakers will also offer brief introductions to their work and to life in their communities.

Iraq: 9 Years of War and Activism. Is It Over?

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

On the 9th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, join us for an evening of reflection and looking forward. hear stories from big and small actors in the anti-Iraq occupation movement about how the past nine years impacted them and their lives, and the lasting lessons for us as a movement.

10 Years Later: Still Shocked, Not Awed

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Ten years after the latest U.S. assault on Iraq began with a campaign of "Shock and Awe," we stop to consider where we've been and where we should be heading.

A People’s Hearing on the Lasting Impact of the Iraq War

Friends Meeting House of Washington 2111 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC

On the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq the Institute for Policy Studies, Iraqi Veterans Against the War, and many others co-sponsor this compelling reflection, moderated by Phil Donahue, creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show and Co-Director and Co-Producer of the film “Body of War.”

Author Event: Party in The Street

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

The Institute for Policy Studies co-sponsors a discussion and signing of a book on "The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11" by Michael T. Heaney and Fabio Rojas.

Vietnam: The Power of Protest

New York Ave Presbyterian Church 1313 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC

Telling the Truth. Learning the Lessons at the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam Peace Movement.

Film: We Are Many

Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11th Street, N.W., Washington, DC

You're cordially invited to attend a DC screening featuring IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis followed by a Q&A with the film's Director, Amir Amirani.