ANNE GARRELS: 7:30 PM, Oct. 21, 2016, The Salisbury School

For more than three decades Anne Garrels has reported from some of the most dangerous places on earth. First for ABC News and then for National Public Radio she has reported from the Soviet Union, the Middle East, Nicaragua, El Salvador, both Gulf Wars, Afghanistan and Iraq. Her insights into the issues facing us in this election year will be important.

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HUMAIN TERRAIN: February 26, 2012: War Becomes Academic Film Screening @ 11:30AM The Moviehouse, Millerton, NY

‘Human Terrain’ is an expose of the U.S. effort to enlist America’s best and the brightest in a global struggle for the hearts and minds of its enemies. After winning the short battle of ’shock and awe’ in Iraq, but losing the long war to bring democracy and peace to the Middle East, the U.S. military began a controversial program to ‘operationalize’ culture as an instrument of irregular warfare. With the ‘Revolution in Military Affairs’ that produced hi-tech, low-casualty victories in Panama, Bosnia, and Kosovo tarnished by long and costly counter-insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army and Marine Corps enlist anthropologists, political scientists, historians, and other academics in ‘Human Terrain Systems’ for the global war on terror.

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MARYAM ELAHI: Conflict and Peace - Why Should Women Be At The Table?, September 24, 2010

The featured speaker is Maryam Elahi, Human Rights lawyer and Director of the International Women’s Program, Open Society Institute & Soros Foundations Network. Ms. Elahi is the chair of the International Human Rights Committee of the American Bar Association and has served on numerous boards including the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children, the ACLU of CT and AI’s Policy Board. She has written and lectured on wide-range of human rights issues including women’s rights, U.S. and human rights foreign policy, “U.S. and the war on terror” and Middle East issues.

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MUQTEDAR KHAN: The Future of Islam in the West, April 25, 2008

April 25, 2008: Dr. Muqtedar Khan spoke on “The Future of Islam in the West” at Salisbury School. Dr. Kahn is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He is the Director of the Islamic Studies Program and the author of several books including Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West (University of Utah Press, 2007). Dr. Khan is also associated with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and is a Fellow of the Alwaleed Center at Georgetown University. He has been the President, Vice President and General Secretary of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists.

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