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Dana Visalli presents “What I have learned about US Foreign Policy”
October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmBy Donation
Dana Visalli has traveled to Iraq four times since 2003, to Afghanistan four times since 2010, and to Guantanamo in Cuba, to Vietnam, and to the Syrian border in recent years. Dana believes there are many factual lessons to be learned about US foreign policy through such travel. For example, did you know that, at least arguably, the conflict with Korea actually started in 1866, when the US sent the warship the General Sherman up the Taedong River, after permission had been denied by the Koreans? The US wanted to force Korea to open its ports to trade. In response Korea sank the ship, and the US returned for revenge. There are also psychological lessons; it becomes clear that all cultures (and individuals) interpret events in their own favor. An end to war may only be a broader (and more honest) perspective on reality. There is a lot of emotionally challenging material in this program, but Dana will end on the genuine potential of the human family to live in relative peace.
This lecture is free, but donations toward room rental are appreciated.
The lecture will be held in the Education Station, Building #9.