Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 10/06/01

MARLBORO, VT - Michael Klare, founder of the Peace and World Securities Studies Program at Hampshire College, will present a lecture entitled, "September 11: Background and Outcomes of the Current Crisis," at 7:30 p.m Monday, October 15, in Marlboro College's Whittemore Theater.

Klare, an advisor to the United Nations who writes widely on U.S. defense policy and world security issues, is most recently the author of "Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict." He casts a skeptical eye on the prevailing views of national columnists and government leaders. As reported by Valley Advocate columnist JoAnn DiLorenzo on September 20, Klare believes that "military strikes against Afghanistan and other nations thought to support bin Laden are neither the best, nor the only, answer to last Tuesday's terror."

"This is a good time for Klare to speak to the Marlboro community for several reasons," commented Louise Zak, associate dean for international studies. "Many of us find ourselves unable to think about anything but the events of September 11 and their aftermath; we want more analysis of the background and contexts within which to interpret what has happened and what may take place in the future."

"By attacking Afghanistan and Iraq and I don't know whatever other countries are on the list, we will kill a lot of Muslims who are not terrorists, and we will create martyrs," explained Klare in the Advocate interview. "And we will create more volunteers for this jihad against the United States. So the net, as I see it, the result of a 'war' against bin Laden is a greater threat to U.S. security and long-term interests, not a lesser threat."

Klare's visit to Marlboro will be sponsored by the College¹s World Studies Program.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the college at (802) 257-4333 or http://www.marlboro.edu.




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