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The Windham World Affairs Council is pleased to announce an online Zoom talk and discussion by Peter Galbraith

Sunday October 25, 2020, 4 – 5:30 PM

 

Ambassador Peter Galbraith

Ambassador Peter Galbraith

“U.S. National Security and the Election: What is at Stake?”

On Sunday, October 25, from 4:00-5:30pm, Windham World Affairs Council is delighted to host Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith. Specifically, he will discuss how the choices US voters make will affect US national security interests with regard to the pandemic, climate change, NATO, Europe, the Near East, Iran, China, Russia, and the endless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and against terrorism. The talk will be followed by a community Q & A held via Zoom.

Registration is required on Zoom: Click Here

 

Peter W. Galbraith’s thirty-year career in public service includes serving as the first US Ambassador to Croatia, an Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations in Afghanistan in 2009, a Cabinet Member in East Timor’s first Transitional Government in 2000-2001, a Senior Professional Staff Member with the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and a Senator in his home state of Vermont. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books on the Iraq War, including the best selling The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created A War Without End.

Since 2013, Galbraith has been engaged in several mediation projects involving the Syrian opposition and the Syrian Kurds. He made 15 trips to Northeast Syria since 2014 including in November 2019, just after Turkey invaded. At the request of the Syrian Kurdish Administration, he has been working to find a solution for the 10,000 foreign (neither Syrian nor Iraqi) ISIS women and children currently detained in Northeast Syria. In November 2019, he rescued three German children and one American child who had been held in the ISIS camps.

 

 Windham World Affairs Council is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America

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