H-PAD: Additional speakers for Issues Forums


H-PAD Issues Forums Announcement #2

Additional Speakers!


October 7, 2020

Last week, Historians for Peace and Justice (H-PAD) announced its Virtual Issues Forums, along with a list of twenty-seven leading historians, intellectuals, and activists who are willing to present, via Zoom or Skype, to campus or community gatherings around the country. Now we are adding five speakers to that list. All the speakers are available to speak, without honoraria, on a range of topics crucial to the upcoming November elections. We urged—and we again urge now–H-PAD members and supporters to contact speakers directly by email to set up forums in their locales during October. As we pointed out in the original announcement, these virtual events are much simpler and quicker to arrange than face-to-face sessions.


Times are difficult now, and the struggle is intense.  To again repeat our first announcement, during the coming weeks, when our 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.  Please consider scheduling an Issues Forum in your locale! Or–an additional idea–set up a speaker as part of a regular distance or hybrid class, and then invite others to join the class presentation.


Please contact us with questions or for more information,


Rusti Eisenberg (Carolyn.Eisenberg@hofstra.edu), Andor Skotnes (skotna@sage.edu)





Here are the five additional speakers:


Leslie Cagan (climate change and relation to other issues: power of protest, organizing in a pandemic); coordinator of The Peoples Climate Movement, NY; former national coordinator of United for Peace and Justice; email: lesliecagan@igc.org


Desta Cantave (art, civil rights, civil liberties); Hampshire College; web: https://clpp.hampshire.edu/about-us/who-we-are/desta-cantave; email: dcantave@hampshire.edu


Joseph Gerson (dangers of Trump tyranny; urgent need to defend constitutional democracy); president of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security; member of Mass. Peace Action’s board; Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau; web: https://www.afsc.org/media-kit/bios/joseph-gerson; email: jgerson80@gmail.com


Tiyi Morris (racial conflict); Department of African American and African Studies, Ohio State University; web: https://newark.osu.edu/directory/morris-tiyi.html;  email: morris.730@osu.edu


Liz Theoharis (issues of democracy, poverty, racism, ecological devastation, militarism, and Christian nationalism); Union Theological Seminary; Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice; co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival; web: http://liztheoharis.org/about/;  email:  liz.theoharis@gmail.com



Here, again, is the original list of twenty-seven speakers distributed earlier (also on the H-PAD web site here):


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, Jr (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 (heathcare) 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