Peter Eichstaedt, April 9, 2013

“Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak About Their Lives” Watch the program here. Once international forces finally vacate Afghanistan in 2014, the hope for the country will lie solely with its people. Peter Eichstaedt’s new book, “Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak about Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future-and Why America Should Listen”, illuminatesContinue reading “Peter Eichstaedt, April 9, 2013”

Prof. Ahmed E. Souaiaia, March 25, 2013

“The Arab Spring: Syria & Bahrain” Video unavailable. The protests and demonstrations which began in Tunisia in December 2010 have swept across the Arab world, causing the overthrow of numerous governments and the transformation of societies. Professor Souaiaia will provide an overview of the transformative events of the Arab Spring, discussing the difference between theContinue reading “Prof. Ahmed E. Souaiaia, March 25, 2013”

Chaden Djalali, February 26, 2013

“Education Under Fire In Iran” Watch the program here. Members of  the Baha’i Faith in Iran have been the victims of relentless religious persecution. After the 1979 Revolution, the new Islamic government fired Bahá’í professors from all universities and expelled Bahá’í students. In response to these serious violations of human rights, the Baha’i community established the Baha’i InstituteContinue reading “Chaden Djalali, February 26, 2013”

Rachel Gerber, September 25, 2012

“Never Again: How Genocide and Other Mass Atrocities Can Be Prevented” Video Unavailable. More than six decades after the Holocaust, ongoing violence in Syria is a vivid reminder that the systematic targeting of civilians remains a consistent reality of global politics. In 2005, the full array of global leaders at the United Nations World SummitContinue reading “Rachel Gerber, September 25, 2012”

Kathy Kelly, September 12, 2012

“The Cost of War, The Price of Peace” Watch the program here. Following a month-long trip to Afghanistan, Kelly will speak to the ICFRC about Afghan Peace Volunteers, their perspectives on their country’s future relationship with NATO and the ISAF, and methods of nonviolent resistance used by Afghans to demonstrate against US warfare. Kelly, co-coordinatorContinue reading “Kathy Kelly, September 12, 2012”

Alan Brody, June 7, 2012

“Human Rights Hypocrisies in the ‘Holy Land’” No video available. Alan Brody will present excerpts from the memoir of his youth, most of which describe the experiences of his 1967 trip to Europe and Israel. He will also reflect on his present-day thoughts about the continuing conflict between Israelis and their Palestinian and Arab neighbors.Continue reading “Alan Brody, June 7, 2012”