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online – Drone Warfare: Mobilizing for Change
February 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
The Office of Public Witness and the Interfaith Working Group on Drones invite you to a webinar.
register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_78AWovCpR8SwVGzKWsGrtg
In the third and final webinar of this series, panelists will focus on putting knowledge into action, providing tactics for how to raise ethical questions and advocate for changes to drone warfare policies. In the first webinar we focused on the human costs of drone strikes, including effects on countries where strikes occur and the implications for U.S. military service members. The second webinar focused on the ethical, legal, and theological considerations raised by the expanded and regularized use of drone warfare in various arenas. In this webinar, panelists will discuss the faith community’s ongoing advocacy efforts in D.C., opportunities for grassroots organizing and advocacy, and practical tips for getting engaged on this issue.
Join the Interfaith Working Group on Drone Warfare February 1 at 10am EST for this 45 minute panel discussion, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session.
Adotei Akwei currently serves as the Interim Chief Collaboration Officer for Amnesty International USA. He is a political analyst, an experienced advocate, and campaigner on civil, political, economic and social rights, US foreign and security policy as well as a rights-based approach to ending poverty with field experience in Africa and Asia. He is a regular spokesperson for AIUSA for print, radio and television news outlets in the United States, Europe, and Africa such as the BBC, VOA, SABC, National Public Radio, the Pacifica Radio, CNN, Fox News, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Financial Times, Washington Times, West Africa Magazine, Congressional Quarterly. He has also testified numerous times before both the House and the Senate. He has worked on national and international advocacy
Elizabeth Beavers is a national security legal scholar and strategist for peace and security advocacy with expertise on national security law, anti-militarist foreign policy, and progressive advocacy. She is a Senior Fellow with Data For Progress and Vice President of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture’s board of directors. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Elizabeth served as Associate Policy Director for the Indivisible Project, leading the organization’s advocacy efforts on foreign policy, national security, democracy, and human rights. Before that, Elizabeth was the Senior Campaigner on national security and human rights for the U.S. section of Amnesty International, where she worked to reform the U.S. government’s national security policies in line with international human rights standards. Elizabeth also managed the Militarism & Civil Liberties program at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Her analysis has been featured in outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Politico, Reuters,and The Guardian.
Kevin Snow serves as the program assistant for Militarism and Human Rights at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Kevin lobbies for policy reforms connected to the war on terror, including congressional war powers, drone warfare, and government transparency. From 2021-2022, Kevin conducted research in Estonia on political activism. He has previously worked on several congressional campaigns.