Saturday, May 20, 2006

Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs and Members to Host First in Series of Public Forums and Ad Hoc Hearings: Would War with Iran Help or Hurt US Security?


Who: Progressive Caucus Co-Chairwomen Barbara Lee and Lynn Woolsey, and U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio and Dennis Kucinich, and additional Progressive Caucus Members hosting:

Ms. Samantha Power – Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University and author of the widely-acclaimed, thought-provoking book entitled “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.” She will address: The Use of Force and Key Questions About the Bush Doctrine of Preemptive Warfare in the Post 9/11 World.

Dr. Jessica Tuchman Matthews – President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of “Power Shift”, which was chosen by the editors of Foreign Affairs Magazine as one of the most influential articles in that journal’s 75 years of publication. She will address: U.S. – Iran Relations: Would War with Iran Help or Hurt U.S. National Security?

What: This is the first in an on-going series of public forums and ad hoc Congressional hearings to be hosted by the Progressive Caucus and featuring some of our nation’s most thoughtful historians, statesmen, public policy analysts, and scholars to share their insights and advice on the growing confrontation with the Government of Iran and more broadly on the Bush doctrine of preemptive warfare as national security strategy

When: May 24th from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Where: HC-9 in the U.S. Capitol

Article courtesy of the Congressional Progressive Caucus


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