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November 2015

Book Event: Writing on the Wall; Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal

November 17, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Busboys and Poets – Brookland,
625 Monroe Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
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A Politics and Prose DC book launch with a conversation between IPS' and WPFW's Netfa Freeman and the book’s editor and close friend of Mumia, Johanna Fernández who is a Baruch College Professor, former Fulbright Scholar, and a coordinator of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home.

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WEBINAR: “Understanding ISIS: Paris, Beirut, and U.S. Policy”

November 23, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Terrorism survives wars, people don't. Last week's attacks in Paris left over 100 people dead. In Beirut, car bombs killed 43 people. Shortly before these attacks, President Obama defended his "war on terror" and said that ISIS was contained. As the civilian death toll rises and the refugee crisis grows, the U.S. global war on terror continues -- and continues to fail, ultimately because you can't bomb terrorism out of existence. In this 1-hour webinar, IPS Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis…

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December 2015

4th Edition of the Thomas Sankara Annual Conference.

December 19, 2015 @ 3:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Festival Center,
1640 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC United States
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The Future of Thomas Sankara's Legacy in a Democratic Burkina Faso after the victory of the president-elect Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

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January 2016

ISIS, War, and the Refugee Crisis: What Happens Now?

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Commons,
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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ISIS, War, & the Refugee Crisis

A discussion about Syria, Iraq, ISIS, refugees, war, and terrorism with IPS's Phyllis Bennis and David Wildman of United Methodist Church's General Board of Global Ministries.

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Panel Discussion: Wrestling Jerusalem

January 14 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mosaic Theater Company of DC,
1333 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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Following the performance of Wrestling Jerusalem at Mosaic Theater, join us for a panel discussion with John Feffer (facilitator), Zeina Azzam (executive director of the Jerusalem Fund) and Lara Friedman (director of policy and government relations at Americans for Peace Now).

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Where Do We Go From Here

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5th and K Busboys & Poets,
1025 5th St NW
Washington, DC United States
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Masquerade Ball (1)

IPS's Phyllis Bennis joins a line up of special guests for an inter-generational teach-In on the triple evils of militarism, economic exploitation, racism.

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United Nations Townhall Meeting with DC, MD, VA Black Community

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Union Temple Baptist Church,
1225 W Street, SE
Washington, DC United States
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This Institute for Policy Studies is a proud co-sponsor of this DMV Community Town Hall for a UN Working Group to hear from the Black community directly impacted by issues like gentrification, police brutality, and gender oppressions.

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Film: In Football We Trust (snow date, Jan 31)

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Busboys & Poets – 14th & V,
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC United States
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An IPS and Indie Lens Pop-Up (formerly Community Cinema) preview screening that intimately portrays four young Polynesian football players struggling to overcome gang violence, family pressures and near poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of professional sports.

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February 2016

The Foundations of ISIS, Terrorism, and Washington’s War on Terror

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - February 4 @ 9:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
WA 98101 United States
Phyllis Bennis

Discussion and book signings with IPS's Phyllis Bennis, author of "Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror A Primer," who will pull back the curtain on the ISIS organization and the war the U.S. is waging against it.

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EU Trade Policy Conference

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
C3 – Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung,
Sensengasse 3 1090
Wien, Vienna Austria
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IPS Fellow Manuel Pérez-Rocha a featured panelist at the international conference, "EU Trade Policy at the Crossroads: between Economic Liberalism and Democratic Challenges."

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