On December 3 (14 hours Central European Time) we willl be hosting together with the Asia-Europe People’s Forum a webinar on Military Spending & Global (In)Security to discuss how current levels of military spending condition our global emergencies. Speakers include: Michael T. Klare, Binalakshmi Nepram, Tarja Cronberg and Walden Bello, and moderators will be Jordi Calvo and Corazon Valdez Fabros. More details will come soon. Please save the date.
The webinar coincides with the presentation of the book edited by GCOMS coordinator Jordi Calvo ‘Military Spending and Global Security. Humanitarian and Environmental Perspectives’, which will be published on November 26 by Routledge. The book will give context to the discussion at hand, reflecting on why people are not well served by nation-states when they continuously seek to out-compete one another in the size and destructive powers of their militaries. The webinar will also deal with the scope of military spending around the world, while explaining how militarism is linked with conflict and security threats, and how military spending further prevent us from adequately dealing with global problems such as climate change or the covid-19 pandemic.