Book Launch at Georgetown, No Bases Event on Capitol Hill


David Swanson

Wed, Nov 21, 9:50 PM (5 days ago)

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Two events in D.C. on November 29th: a book launch in the evening at Georgetown, and a No Bases event on Capitol Hill in the afternoon. Details for both are below.

Alternative Approaches to Global Security: A book launch and symposium on rethinking global security and alternatives to war

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Georgetown University Leavey Center, Leavey Program Room, 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

Free and Open to the Public: Please RSVP here:

Please forward this email to anyone else who might be interested.

* Light refreshments will be served
*The event will also be livestreamed via the World BEYOND War facebook page:

There is a preponderance of evidence that our global system of militarized security does not lead to a stable or positive peace. More often than not, the militarized approach entangles us in a vicious cycle of violence, fostering insecurity from the local to the global, and most troubling: it further legitimizes war. If this system doesn’t work, then what new system(s) might and must emerge?

Join us for this timely symposium and book launch exploring the foundations and components of a global security system; a system in which peace is pursued by peaceful means.

Book Launch

The symposium will also be a book launch for the new edition of  “A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (2018-19 Edition),” a publication of World BEYOND War. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Symposium / Panel Discussion

Perspectives on the Possibilities of Establishing a Global Security System as an Alternative to the War System


Tony Jenkins

Professor Jenkins is JUPS faculty member and instructor for the course “Rethinking Global Security (JUPS 412).” He is also the Education Director of World BEYOND War, and editor of the updated version of “A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (2018-19 Edition).”


David Swanson. Director, World BEYOND War

Madison Schramm.  2018-2019 Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security

Samantha Matta (JUPS, 2019)

Kendall Silwonuk (JUPS, 2019)

Annelieske Sanders (JUPS, 2019)

The students on the panel are from the course “Rethinking Global Security” (JUPS 412). All are seniors in the Justice and Peace Studies Program.  They will share future perspectives, concerns and possibilities on establishing a nonviolent system of global security.

For more information: please contact

—Tony Jenkins, Education Coordinator, World BEYOND War

Making America Safer and Saving Billions by Closing US Military Bases Overseas:
A Transpartisan Coalition Speaks Out 
Thursday, November 29, 1-2pm
Russell Senate Office Building, Room SR-188
2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Free and Open to the Public
Military experts from across the ideological spectrum will hold a public event to release an open letter arguing for the closure of wasteful, damaging, and unneeded US military bases abroad. In an era of bitter divisions between right and left, consensus is growing around a long-overlooked but crucial part of how the United States engages with the world: the nearly 75-year-old strategy of maintaining some 800 US military bases in 80 foreign countries. The open letter was drafted by the new transpartisan Overseas Base Realignment and Closure Coalition (OBRACC). The Coalition reflects growing agreement among military experts that reducing the excessive US military footprint could, counterintuitively, make the country safer while saving billions of dollars a year. Signatories to the letter include Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and Independents. They span retired military officers and peace advocates; a former GOP member of Congress and Noam Chomsky; Clinton, Reagan, and George W. Bush administration officials; and academics and think tank analysts across the ideological spectrum.
Scheduled Speakers
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, (US Army, Ret.), former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell
Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies
Dr. Catherine Lutz, Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, Brown University
John Glaser, Director, Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; 
Sayo Saruta, Director, New Diplomacy Initiative (Japan)
Dr. David Vine, Professor of Anthropology, American University.

Questions, Media Information? David Vine, 202-885-2923,

Can’t attend in person? Event Livestream and Phone-in / 1-646-876-9923 (ID: 943 926 933)

World BEYOND War is a global network of volunteers, activists, and allied organizations advocating for the abolition of the very institution of war. Our success is driven by a people-powered movement – 
support our work for a culture of peace.


World BEYOND War PO Box 1484 Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA

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