First Year of the Trump Presidency – The Challenges & Future for Progressive Forces

8th November, European Parliament, ASP 1G2
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    

Skype Intervention: MD Robert Jay Lifton, Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University, Member of Physicians for Social Responsibility and the “Duty to Warn” movement
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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