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On the fifth anniversary of September 11th, 2001, we believe it is time for America to end the cycle of violence. It is time for the United States to become a positive force in world affairs.

~September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

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EPS News

You are invited to join us for two fundraising events this fall.

Thursday, October 12
An evening with Ambassador Peter Galbraith and James K. Galbraith
Ambassador Galbraith will give an informal talk on his new book
"The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End"
at the Manhattan home of Alan Harper
Requested donation for this event, including wine and hors d'oeuvres, is $250.

A limited number of places are available to have supper with Ambassador Galbraith and Dr. Galbriath after the event for an additional donation. Please reply soon if you are interested.


Tuesday, October 17
Executive Breakfast with Allen Sinai
President of Decision Economics,
named by USA Today as the top economic forecaster in the US,
and EPS Board member.
8:00am to 9:30am at the Harvard Club of Boston.
Requested donation of $100.

EPS members are invited to stay after the breakfast for continued informal discussion with Dr. Sinai.

Pre-registration for either event is required. For more information or to register, please email
Thea Harvey at theaharvey@epsusa.org

Bullet EPS has a job opening for communications manager. This part-time staff member will oversee and manage all aspects of the EPS's electronic and print publications and website, as well as member relations. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well organized, a self-starter, capable of commitment and vision, and possess good writing skills as well as technical abilities. The communications manager will work with the Executive Director to develop and implement communications strategies that effectively describe and promote the organization and its mission. Primary duties will include editing our quarterly newsletter and being the master of our extensive website. Please visit http://www.epsusa.org/main/jobs.htm for more information.

The Fall EPS Quarterly newsletter is in the mail. The theme of this issue is counterterrorism. Articles include:

  • Terrorism in Context by David Colt
  • Small Arms, Big Problem by Frida Berrigan and William Hartung
  • Groundhog Day by James Galbraith
  • $1.2 Trillion Dollar Mistakes by Kate Cell

Links to these articles will be posted shortly at www.epsusa.org


Are We Safer? Five Years After the September 11th Attacks: Assessing the US Security Situation and Alternatives for Moving Forward. An Anthology of National Security Essays - September, 2006

It's the question on everyone's mind - are we safer? Members of the Security Policy Working Group have published a series of nine essays that attempt to get at some of the issues and questions that can help answer this fundamental question:

  • Do Our Forces Match the Strategy?
  • Terrorism: Our Primary Threat?
  • $600 Billion Security Toolbox: What Are We Buying?
  • Permanent War: A Given?
  • Homeland Security: Are We Prepared?
  • Use of Force: When Is It Necessary?
  • Diplomacy and Prevention: Instruments of Power?
  • US Role in the World?

The book will be available in hard copy shortly. Click on the links below to view individual essays:

Pyrrhus on the Potomac: How America's Post-9/11 Wars Have Undermined US National Security. Carl Conetta, Project on Defense Alternatives http://www.proteusfund.org/spwg/pdfs/Pyrrhus%20On%20The%20Potomac.pdf

Terrorism or All-Hazards? Broadening Homeland Security. Anita Dancs, National Priorities Project http://www.proteusfund.org/spwg/pdfs/Terrorism%20Or%20All-Hazards.pdf

America's Post 9/11 Military: Can Congress Reform Our Shrinking, Aging, Less Ready, More Expensive Forces? Winslow T. Wheeler, Center for Defense Information http://www.proteusfund.org/spwg/pdfs/Post%209-11%20Military.pdf

Funding for Defense, Military Operations, Homeland Security, and Related Activities Since 9/11. Steven Kosiak, Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments http://www.proteusfund.org/spwg/pdfs/Funding%20For%20Defense,%20Military%20Operations.pdf

National Security Budgets to Make America Safer. Cindy Williams, MIT Security Studies Program http://www.proteusfund.org/spwg/pdfs/National%20Security%20Budgets%20To%20

Fighting the "Good Fight”: An Alternative to Current Democratic Proposals For a New National Security Strategy. William D. Hartung, World Policy Institute, Arms Trade Resource Center http://www.proteusfund.org/spwg/pdfs/Fighting%20The%20Good%20Fight.pdf

Is the War on Terror “Worth it? David Gold, New School University http://www.proteusfund.org/spwg/pdfs/Is%20The%20War%20On%20Terror%20Worth%20It.pdf

Special Threat: US Nuclear Weapons Policy under the Bush Doctrine. Michael D. Intriligator, Economists for Peace & Security http://www.proteusfund.org/spwg/pdfs/Special%20Threat.pdf

Terrorism in the Context of Other Threats: Assessing Risks and Solutions. David Colt, Economists for Peace & Security http://www.proteusfund.org/spwg/pdfs/Terrorism%20In%20The%20Context

The Mainstream Media Project is promoting the booklet, and arranging interviews for the authors of the essays. If you would like to read more about the compendium, see what the cover will look like, or book one of the authors for an interview, please visit: http://www.mainstream-media.net/alerts/current_alert.cfm?id=216

Bullet Prof. Alex Mintz, Chair of EPS-Israel, is organizing a symposium on "Decision Making in The Second War in Lebanon: Lessons and Implications" on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm at the Ivcher Auditorium, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. For more information contact: mintz.alex@idc.ac.il
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Bullet Got information vertigo? Foreign Policy in Focus offers an antidote: their new 60 Second Expert feature. Give them 60 seconds and they'll give you 250-word versions of key articles on their site, like this one on the need for a UN rapid response team. http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/3479
Bullet In observation of the fifth anniversary of 9/11, more than 30 terror victims from around the world joined with families of those killed in the September 11th attacks to create a new coalition to promote effective, nonviolent solutions to terrorism. Gathering at a conference entitled “Civilian Casualties, Civilian Solutions,” terror victims from 15 countries including Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, Russia, Rwanda, Colombia, Sudan, Indonesia, Algeria, Spain, Italy and the US, pledged to use their personal experience of violence as a starting point for creating and promoting new initiatives for peace.

They issued the founding statement:

“We are a global network of organizations comprised of people who lost loved ones to, or were directly affected by, war, nuclear weapons, terrorism, genocide, organized crime, and political violence. We work together to break the cycles of violence and revenge, and are committed to honoring the memories of the victims and to the dignity of the survivors. Using our collective experience and skills, we are dedicated to identifying and addressing the root causes of violence, and to promoting non-violence as the most effective strategy for resolving conflict.”



Is your neighborhood a winner? The Sunlight Foundation has tracked down 1,753 of the total 1,810 earmarks in just one appropriations bill. This website offers a really fascinating look at "earmarks," also called pork barrel spending. Click on the map to see if any of the money is reaching your community.


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In Other News

The United States is again looking at placing its planned European missile defense site in the United Kingdom. US Defense Department officials are making “discreet inquiries” to London about placing 10 missile interceptors on British soil, officials said. US Missile Defense Agency chief Lt. Gen. Henry Obering has said he plans in the next few months to make his recommendation on the European interceptor and radar site, even though the House of Representatives has eliminated funding in fiscal 2007 for development of a European missile defense installation.

Selection factors include the ability of the European location to destroy Iranian missiles, soil conditions, infrastructure needs for facilities, and potential sites for placement of an X-band radar.



At the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October, governments will vote on whether to start negotiations on an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) regulating international arms transfers.

In July, a draft resolution was circulated by 7 governments: Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Japan, Kenya and the UK. The existing draft does not include language stipulating that countries must meet certain human rights criteria. For an ATT to be effective, it must prevent arms transfers when the weapons are likely to be misused. This principle is derived from existing commitments under international human rights law.

You can download the draft resolution, and find more information about it at http://www.iansa.org/un/FirstCommittee2006.htm

In order for negotiations on an ATT to begin, over half the 192 UN Member States must vote in support of this resolution at the First Committee. Your help is needed to get your government's support for an Arms Trade Treaty and to ensure that the resolution will pass.

Bullet With increased tensions in the Middle East and concerns over Iran’s intentions to develop a nuclear weapons program, the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource: Iran Nuclear Watch (INW) at http://irannuclearwatch.blogspot.com/. INW provides up-to-date news, analysis and resources relating to Iran's nuclear weapons program and US-Iranian relations. The site features a comprehensive timeline of the Iranian nuclear program (http://irannuclearwatch.blogspot.com/2006/08/iran-nuclear-timeline.html). The site will feature guest commentaries from experts on Iran as well. This project has also created an Experts and Validators Resource. For more information regarding Iran Nuclear Watch and the Experts and Validators Resource, contact the Center’s Iran Policy Analyst, Carah Ong, at cong@armscontrol.org or call (202) 546-0795 ext. 122.
Bullet POGO's New Report. On August 28, 2006, POGO (the Project on Government Oversight) released "Federal Contracting: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina." The report compiles a comprehensive analysis of contracting problems found in Katrina-related federal reports, and presents recommendations to address those problems. The report is available at http://www.pogo.org/m/cp/cp-KatrinaContracting-08282006.pdf

Liberty News Television produces a monthly TV news show (http://www.libertynewstv.com) which often takes a hard look at US militarism and empire. LNTV is now available on 80 public access stations and Free Speech TV.

Their latest half hour TV program is a special report on the US War Machine. In this show, you'll see clips from "Why We Fight," and "Private Warriors," plus lots of shocking propaganda pieces from the US Army, Alliant Techsystems, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Electric and other major military offenders. You'll also hear from Helen Caldicott, Johann Galtung and Bruce Gagnon.

To watch the show using Windows Media, click http://www.libertynewstv.com/RAW%20CLIPS%20and%20STILLS/SEPT06CLIPS/LNTVSept06link.wvx

For Real Media: http://www.libertynewstv.com/RAW%20CLIPS%20and%20STILLS/SEPT06CLIPS/LNTVsept06fullrmlink.ram

Bullet The Center for Nonproliferation Studies has recently made available a fully updated "Inventory of International Nonproliferation Organizations and Regimes." This publication is available on-line at http://cns.miis.edu/pubs/inven/index.htm. The Inventory main page has also been redesigned to make this electronic publication more user-friendly
Bullet Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, a new movie from acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered), premiers this month. Greenwald takes us inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a "killing" in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so. Learn more about the film, where to see it and how to get a DVD at http://iraqforsale.org/index.php
Bullet A chance to see some very funny political cartoons and win great prizes! On issues from air quality to global warming, government science is being censored, manipulated, and distorted on an unprecedented scale. To draw attention to this problem and have a little fun, the Union of Concerned Scientists is hosting Science Idol: the Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest.

In June and July, UCS received hundreds of entries. In August, they worked with four highly accomplished, award-winning cartoonists and cartoon editors to narrow down the field to 12 talented finalists. Now, all of us have the chance to vote for the 2006 Science Idol--and win a 2007 Defending Science calendar featuring the best 12 cartoons.

To see all of these great cartoons and submit your vote today, visit http://ucsaction.org/campaign/vote_now_for_science_idol

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Food for Thought

Sunit Bagree is a consultant on human security and governance for ActionAid International. Writing in a personal capacity, she argues that international NGOs should do more to challenge oppressive governments.

"Rights-based approaches to development view poverty as a consequence of human rights violations rather than unfulfilled needs. Such approaches include working with poor and excluded people to analyze power and vulnerability, to build capacity, to organize and mobilize to claim human rights. This is demanding where there is some respect for civil and political rights and the rule of law. Challenges are far greater, however, in the face of repressive governments.

"It is unacceptable for international NGOs claiming to follow rights-based approaches to fall silent as states generate fear and want (human insecurity). Instead, they should adapt their strategies to challenge unjust governance whilst minimizing and managing risks to their staff, partners and programs... A basic level of security is a prerequisite to reducing even the symptoms of poverty."


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Funding and Employment Opportunities
Bullet EPS has a job opening for communications manager. This part-time staff member will oversee and manage all aspects of the EPS's electronic and print publications and website, as well as member relations. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well organized, a self-starter, capable of commitment and vision, and possess good writing skills as well as technical abilities. The communications manager will work with the Executive Director to develop and implement communications strategies that effectively describe and promote the organization and its mission. Primary duties will include editing our quarterly newsletter and being the master of our extensive website. Please visit http://www.epsusa.org/main/jobs.htm for more information.
Bullet Physicians for Social Responsibility is searching for a new Executive Director. For more information , or if you wish to recommend individuals, contact Ted Ford Webb at either twebb@fordwebb.com or psr@fordwebb.com.

Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowships
Launched in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship Program is designed to advance the professional development of outstanding young Americans between the ages of 27 and 35. Each year, approximately a dozen men and women receive an opportunity to broaden their experience in the field of international affairs and to add a unique dimension to their careers. The fellowships seek to bridge the gap between thought and action in foreign policy by supporting both a variety of policy studies and active exposure to policymaking. The distinctive character of the program lies in the contrasting experiences it provides at the juncture of policy research and policy formulation. Thus, it encourages academics and others from the private sector to serve in a policy-oriented environment through operational experience in public service. Conversely, it permits government officials on leave to study key issues in a scholarly atmosphere free from operational pressure.

Deadline for Nominations: September 20, 2006

Applications Distributed: September through October, 2006

Applications Due: October 25, 2006

Please see http://www.cfr.org/about/fellowships/iaf.html for more information.


The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month Fellowships in Washington DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

Spring 2007 Fellowship Application Deadline: October 15, 2006. http://www.clw.org/pub/clw/scoville/apply.html#iif07


The Arms Control Association is looking for individuals to fill a limited number of stipended intern positions. Interns are involved in many facets of ACA's work including: researching arms control and security issues for articles and fact sheets; assisting in preparing and editing ACA's monthly journal Arms Control Today; monitoring activity in the press and on Capitol Hill; and supporting the analysts in a variety of administrative tasks. Interns are encouraged to engage in substantive discussions with ACA analysts in order to gain a deeper understanding of the arms control field.

Spring Internship at the Arms Control Association Application Deadline: November 1, 2006. http://www.armscontrol.org/internships.asp#aca

Bullet Penknife Press is announcing its first annual Short Story Writing Contest. The stories should have a social and/or political theme that reflects current events. The prizewinners will be selected by a neutral judging panel and will be rated in three areas: 1- Writing Skill, 2- Story Content, and 3- Social Relevance. The winning stories and some of the runners-up will be compiled into an anthology to be published by Penknife Press.

Entrants must be 21 years of age. Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2006. Each entry must be 1000 - 10,000 words. Only one entry per person. For the complete rules and disclaimers visit http://penknifepress.com/default.cfm

Prizes will be awarded: First Prize: $1,000.00; Second Prize: $600.00; Third Prize: $400.00.

Submit your entry to contest@penknifepress.com.


Palgrave Macmillan is a global publisher of academic books in economics. Book proposals are welcome; they are particularly interested in developing a library of monographs. Submissions should be sent to:

Aaron Javsicas
Palgrave Macmillan
175 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010


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EPS Publications and Resources
Bullet The Economics of Peace and Security Journal (www.epsjournal.org.uk). This new online journal hosted by EPS-UK raises and debates all issues related to the political economy of personal, communal, national, international, and global peace and security. The scope includes implications and ramifications of conventional and non-conventional conflict for all human and non-human life and for our common habitat. Special attention is paid to constructive proposals for conflict resolution and peacemaking. While open to non-economic approaches, most contributions emphasize economic analysis of causes, consequences, and possible solutions to mitigate and resolve conflict.

The journal is aimed at non-specialist readers, including policy analysts, policy and decision makers, national and international civil servants, members of the armed forces and of peacekeeping services, the business community, members of non-governmental organizations and religious institutions, and others. Contributions are scholarly-based, but written in a general-interest style.

Issues of the journal generally are theme-based and contributions are by invitation only; however, readers are invited to write to the editors (editors@epsjournal.org.uk) with proposals for a specific contribution or theme-based symposium (2 - 4 papers). Short letters of less than 500 words commenting on the published pieces are welcome.

The first issue is based on the ECAAR Review 2003, "Conflict or Development" (http://www.epsjournal.org.uk/Vol1/No1/issue.php). Volume 1, No. 2 is entitled "Peacemaking and Peacekeeping." These two issues are available free of charge as an introduction to the journal.

Annual subscription rates for future issues are as follows:

  • Standard £22/$40/E€34;
  • EPS members £16/$30/E€25;
  • Unwaged/Developing countries £11/$20/E€17;
  • Institutional £55/$100/E€85.

Fact Sheets: Periodically, we release these two-sided fact sheets designed to give an accessible, graphic look at one specific issue of concern to our members and constituency.

Global Arms Trade 2004 examines the world's supplies of conventional weapons and small arms. http://www.epsusa.org/publications/factsheets/globalarmstrade.pdf

Military vs. Social Spending: Warfare or Human Welfare compares US and global military spending with the costs of achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals. http://www.epsusa.org/publications/factsheets/milexMDG.pdf


The ECAAR Review 2003: Conflict or Development? This edition has a regional focus on Africa, the site of most of the world's current armed conflicts. In its pages some of the leading economists of the day analyze and reflect on the relationships among military spending, domestic and foreign policy, security, and human welfare. Features include country studies, sections on business and conflict, and “Trends in World Military Expenditure.” Written in clear English, with informative maps, tables, and graphs, the series is designed to inform the debate among policymakers, activists, journalists, academics, students, and citizens worldwide.

To order the Review, please email Thea Harvey (theaharvey@epsusa.org).

The Review can be a valuable tool in teaching economics, political science, and international relations courses. If you are interested in teaching this book, please contact Thea Harvey (theaharvey@epsusa.org) for a copy to review.

Bullet The Full Cost of Ballistic Missile Defense. The study estimates that the total life cycle cost for a layered missile defense system could reach $1.2 trillion through 2035. You can download the PDF file from http://www.epsusa.org/publications/papers/bmd/bmd.pdf, or order a copy of the report from the cosponsor of the study at http://www.armscontrolcenter.org/nmd/fullcost.html.

Data Resource webpage offers links to data sources for:

  • International military expenditure and conflict indicators;
  • US military expenditure and capabilities;
  • Western Europe;
  • Russia.

http://www.epsusa.org/network/data.htm. If you know of a data source that you feel should be added to our list, please contact our webmaster, Kate Cell, at katecell@epsusa.org

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Action Corner

Find out how much you could save on your personal gas bill if CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards were passed, requiring better fuel economy for all cars in the US, with this interactive MPG Calculator http://www.sierraclub.org/mpg/. You may be surprised to find that even if your current vehicle gets fairly good mileage, you could be saving thousands of dollars per year.

To find out more about how raising fuel economy is the biggest single step to curbing global warming see the Sierra Club's fact sheet: http://www.sierraclub.org/globalwarming/factsheets/BiggestStep_05.pdf

To read more about the CAFE standards bill currently before Congress go to http://www.congress.org/congressorg/bill.xc?billnum=H.R.3762&congress=109

To contact to your Congressional representatives and let them know what you think about this issue, visit http://www.congress.org


The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) invites academics and others who are readers, contributors, referees, and users of Reed Elsevier journals and databases to call on Reed Elsevier to stop organizing arms fairs.

Through its subsidiary companies, Reed Exhibitions and Spearhead Exhibitions, Reed Elsevier is responsible for organizing some of the world's largest arms fairs. For many customers and shareholders of Reed Elsevier, convinced of the company's good reputation and ethical stance, this has come as a rather unpalatable surprise. In September 2005 The Lancet, arguably the world's most prestigious medical journal and owned by Reed Elsevier, published a letter signed by public healthcare professionals from five continents. The letter highlighted the surprising involvement of The Lancet's publisher in the global arms trade, and prompted The Lancet's editorial board itself to issue a scathing condemnation of Reed Elsevier in the same issue, calling upon the company “to divest itself of all business interests that threaten human, and especially civilian, health and well-being.”

For more information see http://www.caat.org.uk/armsfairs/reed.php. To join this campaign, you can find a sample letter to send to the chair of Reed Elsevier at http://www.caat.org.uk/armsfairs/reedaction.php or sign a petition at http://www.idiolect.org.uk/elsevier/petition.php

Bullet Hurricane Katrina devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, more than one fifth of them living below the poverty line. The government promised help was on the way. A year later, poor people in the Gulf Coast are still waiting.

The devastation of Katrina, compounded one month later by Hurricane Rita, reminded Americans that our social fabric is only as strong as the weakest among us. Elected officials at all levels pledged bold new action. They committed to righting historic inequities as the devastated communities rebuilt.

Oxfam America recently released a report that states little has been done to improve the lives of poor and marginalized people in the region. The report is available at http://www.oxfamamerica.org/newsandpublications/press_releases/press_release.2006-08-22.9767839123

In case after case, government promises have not been met. One year later:

  • Harmful delays have resulted in not one home being rebuilt using the almost $17 billion in federal grants designated for this use.
  • Rather than helping, government policies create overwhelming barriers to recovery for the poorest hurricane survivors.
  • Unreliable information delivered by government officials has harmed already struggling survivors, wasting their limited time and money and creating more stress and uncertainty.

This situation is not inevitable – only inexcusable. You can help get the Gulf Coast back on the right track to an equitable recovery. Families cannot rebuild on their own and private initiatives are not enough. The government must do its part to help the region and its most vulnerable people recover.

Please show the government that the American people have not forgotten the survivors of the Gulf Coast hurricanes. Write President Bush today and ask him to commit his Administration to fixing these unfair policies. http://act.oxfamamerica.org/campaign/katrina_rita/

Bullet Do you have a foreign policy alternative that should be heard in the halls of government? Citizens for Global Solutions provides an easy to use tool to find the foreign policy staffer for your Member of Congress. Click here to access the Foreign Policy Staffer Locator: http://globalsolutions.org/hill/fpstaff

Anyone who would be willing to put an EPS flyer up on a departmental bulletin board or similar venue, please contact Thea Harvey at theaharvey@epsusa.org.

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Upcoming Events

September 22, 2006. How to Really Win the War on Terrorism, a discussion forum with Charles Pena, Roger Cressey, and Joseph Cirincione at Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 608, Washington, DC; Forum: 3:30 - 5:00pm; Reception: 5:00 - 6:00pm.

Defeating terrorism in the post-9/11 era requires more than strengthening homeland security against future attacks and dismantling the al Qaeda terrorist network. It also requires adopting a foreign policy that does not produce new terrorists.

More information at http://www.independent.org/events/detail.asp?eventID=120

RSVP to 800-927-8733 or dcevents@independent.org


September 23 - 24, 2006. Second Biannual Canada/US Eastern Border Post-Keynesian Workshop, with the theme: “Post-Keynesian Economics, Income Distribution and Distributive Justice,” to be held at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA.

Organizers: Stephanie Seguino (University of Vermont - Stephanie.Seguino@uvm.edu), Robert E. Prasch (Middlebury College - rprasch@middlebury.edu), and Mark Setterfield (Trinity College - mark.setterfield@trincoll.edu)

Bullet September 24, 2006. Screening of the new documentary movie, Rwanda Alive: Those Who Listen, to be followed by a panel discussion. With Albert Nzamukwereka, secretary general of Never Again-Rwanda, a genocide prevention organization working in Rwandan secondary schools, and Jennifer Kloes, Executive Director of Global Youth Connect, a Kingston, NY-based international human rights organization.

Tickets are $12/adults, $8/students in advance and $15/adults, $10/students at the door. All proceeds to benefit Rwandan youth projects. More info at www.globalyouthconnect.org/rwandafilm

Bullet October 5, 2006. Making Globalization Work with Joseph Stiglitz, 7:00pm at the Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway at 12th Street, New York, NY. Sponsored by Demos. Register by calling 212-633-1405 x533 or at http://www.demos.org/page179.cfm

October 12, 2006. Fundraiser for EPS. An evening with Ambassador Peter Galbraith and James K. Galbraith. Ambassador Galbraith will give an informal talk on his new book "The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End" at the Manhattan home of Alan Harper. Requested donation for this event, including wine and hors d'oeuvres, is $250. A limited number of places are available for dinner with Ambassador Galbraith and Dr. Galbriath after the event for an additional donation. Please reply soon if you are interested.

RSVP is required. Please email theaharvey@epsusa.org to register.

Bullet October 13, 2006. First session of the new Study Group on Economics and Security: Five Years After 9/11, with speaker Lawrence J. Korb. Defending America: Budget Mismatches and Realistic Choices. This session will be held at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, Room 510, New York, NY. We will meet at 1:30pm, coffee and light snacks will be available from then on, discussion will begin promptly at 2:00pm and we will end no later than 4:00pm. Please RSVP by October 6th to econsecurity@newschool.edu

October 17, 2006. Executive Breakfast with Allen Sinai, President of Decision Economics, named by USA Today as the top economic forecaster in the US, and EPS Board member. From 8:00am to 9:30am at the Harvard Club of Boston. Requested donation of $100. EPS members are invited to stay after the breakfast for continued informal discussion with Dr. Sinai.

RSVP is required. Please email theaharvey@epsusa.org to register.

Bullet November 1, 2006. Prof. Alex Mintz, Chair of EPS-Israel, is organizing a symposium on Decision Making in The Second War in Lebanon: Lessons and Implications from 5:00pm - 9:00pm at the Ivcher Auditorium, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel. For more information contact: mintz.alex@idc.ac.il

November 2 - 4, 2006. European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) presents the 18th EAEPE Annual Conference - Developing Economies: Multiple Trajectories, Multiple Developments in Istanbul, Turkey.

Conference information is at http://eaepe.org/eaepe.php?q=node/view/182

Bullet November 8 - 9, 2006. Poverty Reduction in Conflict and Fragile States: Perspectives from a Household Level conference sponsored by USAID's Office of Poverty Reduction (PR), the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), in Washington DC. http://www.hicn.org/events_fragilestates.html

November 12 - 14, 2006. Peace through Commerce: Partnerships as the New Paradigm. The conference is being convened by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the United Nations Global Compact Office, the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies of the University of Notre Dame. Kofi Annan will be featured as keynote speaker. For more information and online registration, please visit http://www.nd.edu/%7Eethics/ethicsConference/


November 30 - December 11, 2006. International Seminar on National Security sponsored by the International Centre for National Security Studies (ICNSS) at Galillee College in Nahalal, Israel. The program aims to deepen participants' understanding of current national security issues, to increase their capacity for innovative planning and implementation of policy in response to national security problems, and to improve their decision-making skills. Through interactive seminars, exercises, discussion groups and informal conversations, participants will have the opportunity to learn and understand how to cope successfully with national security problems and how to plan and formulate national security policies.

More information and registration forms can be found at http://www.galilcol.ac.il/page.asp?id=27


December 8 - 11, 2006. Global Symposium: 'Towards a New World Civilization' is being organized by the World Unity and Peace Education Department of City Montessori School (CMS) at the World Unity Convention Centre in Lucknow city, India. There is no registration or participation fee. All delegates from abroad will be provided with complimentary boarding and lodging facilities along with transport within Lucknow city (Local Transport). The delegates will be required to manage their own travel expenses to and from Lucknow city.

The symposium will take place during the 7th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World (December 7 - 12, 2006).

The objective of the Global Symposium is to foster personal interaction, mutual understanding and collective action for a strong foundation of a nuclear-free, democratic, sustainable, just and peaceful New World Civilization by bringing together civil society organizations and leaders in the fields of art, education, science, religion, culture and media.

More information is available at http://www.gpwd.org/index.htm

Bullet January 5 - 7, 2007. Allied Social Sciences Associations meetings. Chicago, Illinois. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA/anmt.htm
Bullet January 12 - 13, 2007. Third International Conference on Conflict and Peace in South Asia, Jodhpur, India. For further information please contact: Manas Chatterji, Professor of Management, Binghamton University - State University of New York. mchatter@binghamton.edu
Bullet February 23 - 25, 2007. Eastern Economics Association meetings. New York, NY. Early bird submission deadline for papers is October 6, 2006. http://www.iona.edu/eea/
Bullet June 1 - 3, 2007. The International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE) second international conference: Economic Pluralism for the 21st Century at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Call for papers and more info at http://www.icape.org/conf2007.htm
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