"Teach-In on Afghanistan and Pakistan." - UW-Madison

Event Dates: 
03/19/10 - 03/20/10

Teach-In on Afghanistan and Pakistan
Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20

Friday evening March 19, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  ALUMNI LOUNGE IN THE PYLE CENTER on Langdon Street (near the Lake Street Parking Ramp)

Panel Discussion by Invited Faculty Panel, moderated by Matt Rothschild:
With: Professor Joe Elder, Professor of Sociology/ Languages and Cultures of Asia, Professor Jeremi Suri, Dept. of History, teaches "Comparative Imperialisms"
Professor Alfred McCoy, Dept. of History, author of "A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation," Prof. Uli Schamiloglu, Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia

Saturday workshops: 9-12 AM and 2-5 PM, See “Today in the Union” listings at the Memorial Union for rooms, times, and topics. (Note: all these panels are led by WNPJ members!)

  • 9:00 am: Prof. Zohreh Ghavamshahidi, (UW-Whitewater, Political Science), “The Iranian Crises and the Afghan-Pakistan War”
  • 10:00 am: Prof. Joseph Elder, (Dept. of Sociology/Languages and Cultures of Asia), “Human Factors in the Afghanistan-Pakistan War”
  • 11:00 am: Dr. Adam Schesch, (History, Comparative Resistance and Revolutionary Wars), “United States Counter-Insurgency in Afghanistan: Theory and Reality”
  • 11:00 am: Dr. Alan Ruff, (American History), “Understanding Afghanistan: The Imperial Presidency in Context”
  • 2:00 pm: David Newby, (President, WI AFL-CIO), and Susan Ruggles (Milwaukee ATC and US Labor Against the War), “The Impact of the Afghan-Pakistan War on Wisconsin Working Families”
  • 2:00 pm: Dr. Joy First, (Women’s Studies) and Bonnie Block, Atty., “Civil Resistance and the Afghan War: Theory and Practice”
  • 3:00 pm: [Iraq and Afghan War Veterans] “The Ground War in Afghanistan: The Reality”
  • 3:00 pm: Dr. Robert Reuschlein, (Economics and Peace Studies), “The Defense Budget, the Economy and the Afghan War”

For more information, please contact Dr. Adam Schesch - (608) 255-9773