Tue, Apr 12, 2011: A Forum on Global Military Spending

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 7 PM TO 9 PM
ROOM 179, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, 15 KINGS COLLEGE CIRCLE, TORONTO

Trends in Global Military Spending with Sergei Plekhanov

Canadian Military Spending in the Global Context with Bill Robinson

Canadian Military Expenditures within a Human Security Framework with John Siebert

At a time when all the richest countries in the world are almost broke, it is shocking to realize that a large part of their revenues is spent on weapons and military personnel. If we want to develop human kind and meet our challenges, we must reduce military expenditures.

The forum is organized by Science for Peace as a part the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. Co-sponsored by the International Peace Bureau and the Institute for Policy Studies, the aims to “make the figure of global military spending as visible as possible in as many parts of the world as possible.”

About the speakers

Dr. Sergei Plekhanov is Associate Professor of Political Science at York University and Secretary of the Canadian Pugwash Group.

Bill Robinson is a Senior Advisor to the Rideau Institute and Editor of Ceasefire.ca.

John Siebert is the Executive Director of Project Ploughshares, a disarmament and peacebuilding organization based in Waterloo, Ontario

Contact: Science for Peace office, sfp@physics.utoronto.ca, 416-978-3606