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U.S. Military Base Impact in Foreign Countries

AU's Department of Anthropology hosts national conference

WHAT:  Security without Empire: National Organizing Conference on Foreign Military Bases

WHO:   Walden Bello, senior analyst, Focus on the Global South; president, Freedom from Debt Coalition
- Cynthia Enloe, international development professor, Clark University
- Bruce Gagnon, cofounder, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
- Joseph Gerson, author, Empire and the Bomb
- Jana Glivicka, spokeswoman, No Bases Initiative
- Raed Jarrar, Iraq Consultant and American Friends Service Committee
- John Lindsay-Poland, codirector, the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean
- Zia Mian, research scientist, Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security
- Lisa Natividad, Guam activist
- Wafula Okumu, head, African Security Analysis Program at the Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria, South Africa.
- Miriam Pemberton, research fellow, Institute for Policy Studies and Peace 
- Suzuyo Takazato, cochair, Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence
- Wilbert van der Zeijden, International Coalition for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases Network 
- Ann Wright, Retired U.S. Army colonel and retired official of the U.S. State Department

WHERE:  Room 1, Ward Circle Building, American University
             4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

WHEN:   Friday, February 27 through Monday, March 2

DETAILS:  Registration required: $30 for general public, free for students with ID

MEDIA:  Maggie Barrett, AU Media Relations, 202-885-5951 or

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Fifteen organizations, including American University’s Department of Anthropology, and the Institute for Policy Studies, United for Peace and Justice, and Code Pink, will host a national conference at AU on Friday, February 27 through Monday, March 2 to discuss U.S. military bases around the world and build an international movement to advocate for the closing of those bases. Leading national and international scholars and activists will speak.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.