Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases

Posted: November 2, 2017 in Call to Action, Fight war and war mongers, For your information, Solidarity

Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases
January 12 – 14, 2018, University of Baltimore
Learning Commons Town Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
Organized by: Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases

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  1. Registering and attending the Conference.
  2. Having your organization endorse the Conference.
  3. Placing an ad or a solidarity message from your group in the Conference Journal.

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Conference Schedule


3:00 – 5:00 PM — Peaceful Anti-Foreign Military Bases Rally (Location: TBD)
5:00 – 7:00 PM — Dinner (on your own)
7:00 – 9:30 PM — Keynote 1: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Strategic Role of Foreign Military Bases; Cultural Presentation


9:00 – 10:00 AM — Keynote 2: History and Economic Costs of U.S. Foreign Military Bases
10:15 – 11:45 AM — Plenary 1: Environmental and Health Impact of U.S. Foreign Military Bases
11:45 – 12:30 — LUNCH
12:30 – 2:00 PM — Plenary 2: South America / Guantanamo
2:15 – 3:45 PM — Plenary 3: Asia Pacific / Pivot to Asia
4:00 – 5:30 PM — Plenary 4: Europe / NATO
5:30 – 7:00 PM Dinner (on your own)
7:00 – 9:00 PMCultural Event


9:00 – 10:30 AM — Plenary 5: The Middle East
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM — Plenary 6: Africa
12:15 – 1:00 PM — LUNCH
1:00 –2:30 PM — Plenary 7: Organizing: Coalition’s Future Plan of Action
2:45 – 3:30 — Closing Remarks

Confirmed Speakers

Nineteen speakers have been invited to speak at the Conference. Following is the list of speakers who have accepted our invitation to date. This list will be updated regularly.

Keynote Speakers:

√ Ajamu Baraka, 2016 Green Party candidate for vice president of the United States; Co-founder and President of Black Alliance for Peace
√ Ann Wright, Retired US Army Colonel, and former US diplomat; Leading member of Veterans For Peace and CODEPINK
√ David Vine, Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC, and author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Overseas Harm America and the World

Plenary Speakers:

√ Bahman Azad, Organizational Secretary, U.S. Peace Council
√ Maurice Carney, Executive Director at Friends of the Congo
√ Bernadette Ellorin, Chairperson, BAYAN USA
√ Sara Flounders, Co-Director, International Action Center
√ Will Griffin, National Board of Directors, Veterans For Peace
√ Matthew Hoh, Member of the Board of Directors for Council for a Livable World and Advisory Board for Expose Facts
√ Patricia Hynes, Retired Professor of Environmental Health from Boston University School of Public Health and Chair of the Board of the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
√ James Patrick Jordan, Co-coordinator, Alliance for Global Justice
√ Margaret Kimberley
, Editor and Senior Columnist at Black Agenda Report
Hyun Lee, Member of the Steering Committee of the Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asia and the Pacific
√ Ray McGovern, Veteran CIA analyst and founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
√ Lucy Pagoada, leading member of Honduras USA Resistencia.
Phil Wilayto, Founding member of the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, and editor of the quarterly newspaper The Virginia Defender


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