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First Year of President Trump: The Challenges & Future for Progressive Forces


08 Nov 2017 14:30


European Parliament, ASP 1G2
1047  Brussels


Global Europe

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First Year of the Trump Presidency – The Challenges & Future for Progressive Forces
8th November, European Parliament, ASP 1G2 : 14.30-18.30, with Interpretation
13.45-14.15         Entrance & Registration of Visitors & Guests
14.30-14.40         Introduction – One Year After The Election of Trump, President of GUE NGL – Gabi Zimmer
14.40-15.40        First Panel – Challenging Injustice & Inequality
-Trade policy Under Trump, Manuel P. Rocha, Institute for Policy Studies Washington, Associate Fellow
-The Erosion of Social Equality and Workers Rights, David Duhalde, Democratic Socialists of America, Deputy Director
-Environmental Impact of Corporate Influence & Political Corruption, Ben Beachy, Sierra Club, Senior Policy Advisor
-Building progressive forces, Winnie Wong, People for Bernie -Co-Founder
Chairs: Matt Carthy MEP, Helmut Scholz MEP
15.40-16.20pm        Debate
16.20-16.30pm        Conclusion of First Panel
16.30-16.35pm        Coffee Break
16.35-17.35             Second Panel – War & Peace
-National Security Whistleblowing in the Age of Donald Trump, John Kiriakou, ex-CIA whistleblower, Best-selling Author
-The Anti-War Movement in the US, Medea Benjamin, Code Pink: Women for Peace, Co-Founder & Author
-The future of international relations & nuclear disarmament, Dr.James Skelly, Centre on Critical Thinking, Founder & Academic Director
-Cuba & the Situation in Latin America -Her Excellency Norma Goicochea Estenoz, Ambassador of Cuba to the EU    
Chairs:Iosu Juaristi MEP, Stelios Kolouglou MEP
17.35-18.15   Debate
18.15-18.25  Conclusion of Second Panel
6.25-6.30     Closing Speech, Helmut Scholz MEP
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