H-PAD: Organize a Virtual Forum on Issues Related to the Election!


Organize a Virtual Forum on Issues Related to the Election!





Over the next five weeks, Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-PAD) is encouraging members and supporters around the country to organize virtual talks or panels – delivered via Zoom or Skype—on key issues in this election regarding both domestic and foreign policy. 


We have created a speakers list of over twenty-five prominent historians and activists, who are willing to participate without honoraria in these virtual events—we call these Issues Forums.  The speakers list is below with the name and affiliation of each speaker, links to information about each speaker, topics and areas on which each is willing to present, and a contact email address.


Because time is so short, we are asking you, as a prospective Issues Forum organizer, to contact speakers on the list directly by email to discuss the event you have in mind, its date and time, and its logistics. We (the H-PAD Steering Committee) would, though, appreciate a note when an Issue Forum is set up, and a brief sum-up after one occurs.


As recent experience has shown, one great advantage of life on Zoom is that virtual events are much simpler and quicker to arrange than face-to-face sessions on campus or in the community.  During the coming month when the eyes of students and others are increasingly focused on the election, we have an opportunity to do valuable educational work around the critical issues of our time.


 To raise questions or make suggestions, please contact us at Carolyn.Eisenberg@hofstra.edu {Rusti) or at skotna@sage.edu (Andor).


Thanks and solidarity, Rusti Eisenberg and Andor Skotnes

For the H-PAD Steering Committee, September, 29, 2020

H-PAD website: https://www.historiansforpeace.org/


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Issues Forums Speakers List


Ervand Abrahamian (US relations with Iran) Baruch College emeritus; web: https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/academics/history/eabrahamian.htm; email: Ervand.Abrahamian@baruch.cuny.edu


Alexander Aviña (immigration/US-Latin America Relations) Arizona State University; web https://newsroom.asu.edu/expert/alexander-aviñahttps://alexanderavina.com; email alexander.avina@asu.edu


Medea Benjamin (resisting US militarism and interventions) CODEPINK; web: https://www.codepink.org/medea_benjamin; email: medea@codepink.org


Dr.Oliver Fein (healthcare) Cornell Medical School; web: https://weillcornell.org/otfein; email: ofein@med.cornell.edu


Bill Fletcher (right-wing populism; labor; and foreign policy) syndicated columnist and a regular media commentator; web: http://billfletcherjr.com/; email: billfletcherjr@gmail.com


Irene Gendzier (US relations in the Middle East) Boston University; web: https://www.bu.edu/polisci/people/faculty-emeriti/gendzier/; email: gendzier@bu.edu


Josh Freeman (labor relations) CUNY Graduate Center; web: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/History/Faculty-Bios/Joshua-B-Freeman; email: jfreeman@gc.cuny.edu


Bill Hartung (military spending; budget priorities; arms trade; military-industrial complex) Center for International Policy; web: https://www.internationalpolicy.org/william-hartung; email: whartung@internationalpolicy.org


Kellie Carter Jackson (the racial crisis) Wellesley College; web: https://www.wellesley.edu/africana/faculty/carter-jackson; email: kjackso6@wellesley.edu 

Namrata Jacob (reproductive justice) Civil Liberties and Public Policy, Hampshire College;

email: NamrataJacob14@gmail.com


Rashid Khalidi  (US Middle East Policy) Columbia University; web: https://history.columbia.edu/person/khalidi-rashid/; email: rik2101@columbia.

Michael Klare (climate change; arms control) Arms Control Association; web: https://www.armscontrol.org/about/Michael_Klare; email: mklare@armscontrol.org


Peter Kuznick (nuclear weapons) American University; web: https://www.american.edu/cas/faculty/kuznick.cfm;  email: pkuznick@aol.com


Nelson Lichtenstein (From Old New Deal to Green New Deal) University of California, Santa Barbara; web: https://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/nelson-lichtenstein/; email: nelson@history.ucsb.edu 


Wilbur Miller (police misconduct) Stony Brook emeritus; web: Annaliese Orleck https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/history/people/emeriti/miller.php; email: wilbur.miller@stonybrook.edu


Molly Nolan (trans-Atlantic relations, ) New York University emeritus; web: https://womenalsoknowhistory.com/individual-scholar-page/?pdb=1807; email: mn4@nyu.edu 


Annaliese Orleck (global economy /low income workers) Dartmouth College; web: https://history.dartmouth.edu/people/annelise-orleck; email:   Annelise.Orleck@Dartmouth.EDU


Kimberly K Phillips-Fein (The Fiscal Crisis of States and Cities; The State of the Right–The History of Conservatism and Its Lessons for the Present) New York University; web: https://gallatin.nyu.edu/people/faculty/kpf2.html : email: kpf2@nyu.edu


Dr. Marjorie Rogers (healthcare) President-Elect of Physicians for a National Health Program; web: https://pnhp.org/about/speakers-bureau/susan-rogers/; email: rgrsssn@gmail.com


Loretta Ross (reproductive justice, women of color, White supremacy and hate groups, calling in the Cancel Culture.) Smith College; web: https://www.lorettaross.com/Biography.html; email:  lorossta@gmail.com


Ellen Schrecker (civil liberties) Yeshiva-emeritus;  web: https://www.oah.org/lectures/lecturers/view/1380/ellen-schrecker/; email: ellen.schrecker@gmail.com  


 Alan Singer (crisis of democracy) Hofstra University; web: https://www.hofstra.edu/faculty/fac_profiles.cfm?id=1412,  email: Alan.J.Singer@hofstra.edu


Dr. Paul Song (health care) President of California Chapter, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP); website: https://www.huffpost.com/author/paul-song; email: paulysong@gmail.com


Barbara Winslow (historic struggle for the vote); web: https://www.oah.org/lectures/lecturers/view/1640/barbara-winslow/; email: bwpurplewins@gmail.com


Barbara Weinstein (Trump’s impact on Latin American politics) New York University; web: https://as.nyu.edu/faculty/barbara-weinstein.html; email: barbara.weinstein@nyu.edu 


Jon Wiener University of California Irvine; web: https://jonwiener.com/bio/; email: wiener@uci.edu   


Larry Wittner (nuclear weapons) SUNY Albany emeritus; web: https://www.lawrenceswittner.com/; email: larrywittner@gmail.com