Week in DC: Events 11.23-11.27.2015

It’s a slow week in events – Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2015
The “Pitiless” War: A Strategy After The Paris Attacks– German Marshall Fund
Time: 10-11:15am
Location: The German Marshall Fund of the United States1744 R st. NW Washington, DC 20009 United States(map)
In the aftermath of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris committed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State group (ISIS), French President François Hollande declared that “….we are going to lead a war which will be pitiless.” What is the proper military, intelligence, and diplomatic response to counter to these recent brutal attacks against Western targets? What role will the United States play going forward? What does Europe need to do differently to meet this threat? What should the transatlantic alliance do about Syria and Iraq? With Hollande scheduled to meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on November 24, and with these questions in mind, The German Marshall Fund of the Unites States (GMF) is pleased to invite you to an on-the-record discussion with three distinguished experts who all recently served in senior U.S. government positions and shaped current policies to address the ISIS threat.

Webinar: Understanding ISIS: Paris, Beirut, And U.S. Policy– Institute for Policy Studies
Time: 4-5pm
IPS Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis will discuss the new developments in Paris and Beirut, in the refugee crisis in Europe and the U.S., and discuss solutions that promote true diplomacy over military action. Terrorism survives wars, people don’t. Last week’s attacks in Paris left over 100 people dead. In Beirut, car bombs killed 43 people. Shortly before these attacks, President Obama defended his “war on terror” and said that ISIS was contained. As the civilian death toll rises and the refugee crisis grows, the U.S. global war on terror continues — and continues to fail, ultimately because you can’t bomb terrorism out of existence. In this 1-hour webinar, IPS Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis will discuss the new developments in Paris and Beirut, in the refugee crisis in Europe and the U.S., and discuss solutions that promote true diplomacy over military action.

 

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